"That jacket's really cool, but kinda smells like a dead guy."
"It's a Barbour and I got a great deal on it."
"That's usually what happens when you buy stuff from a dead guy."
The above is an exchange I had with my brother after I got my first Barbour off eBay. Whenever you buy something used you run the risk of any potential issues left by the previous owner. It could be some structural damage or maybe that signature grandma's attic/death scent. This wont always be the case, but it's something to take into consideration. You never know. In some instances Febreze and soapy water (see: cleaning instructions) will fix everything. In other cases it will not. If your aversion to buying used gear has prevented you from securing that first or next Barbour, you may want to head over to Raleigh, North Carolina clothier Nowell's. Right now they are offering 20% off all Barbour outerwear when you use the coupon code "FALL" at checkout. Color and size combinations are pretty hit or miss right now, but with a little bit of effort you should be able to find pretty good options in your size. The sale is no longer being advertised so there is no telling how long it's gonna last. Both the iconic Beaufort and Bedale are accounted for, but not much else, so let's take a quick second to differentiate between the two. While they look virtually identical there are some striking differences. The Beaufort was, and still is, a hunting coat, while the Bedale is made for riding. The Beaufort is ventless due to its nice sized game pouch across the bottom half of the jacket. The Bedale, on the other hand, has side vents with snap closures to aid in a rider's movements. They both look great and either one is a fantastic F/W option, but you already knew that.