There are so many jackets to choose from both from the high street and from designer brands so you will need to decide on your budget and what you want to get out of your spring jacket. It may seem a good idea to find a cheaper coat on the high street but you should think about how long it will last you – is the quality good enough for it to last multiple seasons? High street clothes can be cheaper than designer brand names, although not always, and the quality is often lacking.
Barbour manufacture a large range of quality jackets suitable for all types of season, which are practical, functional and stylish. You can choose from their classic waxed jacket range, or perhaps better for spring weather, their selection of quality quilted jackets, which are lightweight, waterproof, edgy and stylish.
Buying designer doesn’t always mean buying extravagantly. If you choose to buy a cheaper high street imitation of a designer jacket you should make yourself aware the likelihood of it lasting as long as the designer jacket is very low. If you are prepared to spend a bit more, you’ll be getting your money’s worth because the coat will last you season upon season – a cheaper version will probably only last one season making it an uneconomical wardrobe choice.
If you were to compare a cheaper, imitation jacket to the original Barbour jackets, you’d instantly notice the difference in quality. A lot of craftsmanship goes into the making of a Barbour jacket whereas high street imitations are likely to have uneven stitching, frayed edges and bad insulation. A high quality jacket should have seamless stitching, absolutely no frayed edges, and all stitching should look immaculate. The lining of the jacket should be thick so it keeps you insulated and should be loosely sewn on the inside leaving room for you to move about freely and make any alterations should you need to make them. You should also check the stitching on the pockets, Barbour jackets are renowned for their quality craftsmanship and their pockets are an integral part to their coats. They are sewn on seamlessly and a lot of their collection include lining in the pockets to keep chilly hands warm in the colder spring evenings.
A good quality spring jacket should be lightweight but should still have a quilted lining to keep you warm when the weather cools down – the material should also be waterproof for those inevitable UK drizzly days. Choose Barbour jackets if you’re wanting to invest in something that will last you multiple seasons and also if you are looking for practicality as well as effortless style.