Klar til efteråret med Barbour

September 16, 2013 0 Comments

IMG_3417 Efteråret er nu officielt kommet til København og det betyder regn i rigelige mængder på ofte ganske uforudsigelige tidspunkter. Hvis du er træt af gang på gang at blive gennemblødt skulle du overveje at tage et nærmere kig på Barbour. Det stolte engelske brand med næsten 120 års historie er eksperter i at lave funktionelt og alsidigt overtøj, som passer til stort set alt slags vejr. Dette efterår sætter vi hos Brund skarpt fokus på nogle af Barbours mest ikoniske silhuetter og metervarer. IMG_3327International blev oprindeligt lanceret i 1936 som en motorcykeljakke og er over årene blevet en af de mest genkendelige Barbour favoritter. IMG_3338Den skråvendte brystlomme gør det let at få fat i pung, pas og mobil, når du sidder foroverbøjet på din motorcykel. Den gennemtænkte dobbeltlukning af forlommerne holder regn og rusk ude og hvad end du har i lommen tørt. IMG_3340Også ved lynlåsen er der to lag beskyttende stof mod elementerne. IMG_3347IMG_3377Den olivengrønne Beaufort er en favorit blandt jægere og godsejere, men jakken fungerer også upåklageligt i storbyen. Jakkens længde gør den i øvrigt ideel til manden, der går med blazer. Tovejslynlåsen gør giver mulighed for at bære jakken 'casuelt' åbent op uden at den blæser af. IMG_3382IMG_3391Beaufort har flere jagtreferencer, blandt andet er velcro-lukningen på ærmet lavet til let at åbne sig for at give mobilitet, når du pludseligt skal tage sigte mod eksempelvis en flok gæs eller en fasan. Når du så har nedlagt fasanen kan du holde hænderne frie og bære den hjem i den dertil indrettede skjulte lomme på det nederste stykke af rygpartiet. IMG_3393IMG_3397IMG_3411Til de lunere og knap så våde dage gør den quiltede Liddesdale det rigtig fint. Den kan samtidigt bruges som foring under eksempelvis Beaufort. IMG_3418IMG_3425En nyhed hos Brund dette efterår er Bedale, som på mange måder minder om en kortere udgave af Beaufort. Ligesom International og Beaufort er Bedale syet på Barbours fabrik i England af den velkendte voksede bomuldsmetervare. IMG_3431Modsat Beaufort har Bedale såkaldte strikkede 'storm cuffs'. Jakken er heller ikke udstyret med fasanlommen. IMG_3436Kig fobi butikken og prøv din favorit Barbour på.



Sizing

CLOTHING SIZES

For clothing sizing information, please read the description of the given product carefully.

If no sizing information is available, please do not hesitate to ask us before purchasing.

We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

Have a sizing question? Let us know.

HOW TO FIND YOUR BOOT SIZE

If you are shopping for a pair of Red Wing shoes or boots, the first thing to consider with regards to sizing is this:

Most Red Wing boots, like the popular Iron Ranger and the Beckman run big. Therefore we recommend sizing down half a size from your sneaker-size if you are purchasing Iron Rangers, Beckmans and most other Red Wing boots. However, the Red Wing chukkas (3140, 3141 etc.) are true to size. Therefore we recommend ordering your sneaker-size if you are purchasing chukkas.

Please read the sizing-description on each style carefully, before ordering.

Size systems

There are many shoe size systems globally, with the US, UK, European and Japanese size systems as the most common ones. The US system also has a special category for athletic shoes.

In Europe, shoe makers are supposed to follow the same shoe-size system. Note however, that sizes might differ between e.g. France and Germany. The sizes also aren't totally standardized, which means that shoes from different manufacturers might have different sizes, although they have the same measurements.

Size chart

Size charts are used to convert between different international shoe size systems. Notice that these size charts are only to be seen as guides meant to help you find your right size. Sizes and size charts may differ notably between different shoe manufacturers and brands. See the Brund shoe/boot size chart here.

Shoe last

In order to build a Goodyear Welted boot (e.g. a Red Wing boot) to an exact size and width, the boot is constructed around a shoe last.

A last is used in shoemaking to give footwear its three-dimensional shape. Resembling the human foot, the last determines toe, heel and girth dimensions for fit, style and function.   

Do notice that there is no such thing as a "normal foot" and therefore not a standard shoe last - and therefore also not a "normal shoe size". Add to that the fact that most people’s right and left feet have different measurements.

Learn about Red Wing lasts and the Anatomy of a Red Wing at www.redwingheritage.com.

Shoe width

Most shoemakers make some of their shoes in multiple widths, from narrow to extra-wide.

US width is measured as A, B, C, D, E, EE with A as the narrowest, EE as the widest and the standard width being D.

English made men’s shoes and boots are generally made in fittings E, F, G and H and these can quite simply be classified as follows:

E=  Narrow
F=  Medium
G=  Wide
H = Extra Wide

Loake uses F or G and Crockett & Jones uses E and G.

The right size

A new pair of e.g. Red Wing Heritage boots should fit comfortably tight on your foot, with enough room to freely wiggle your toes.

The full grain leather upper, leather footboard and cork midsole mold to your feet, creating an enduring and customized fit over time, with each wear.

Measuring your feet

Stand up straight on a hard surface with your heel against the wall and a piece of blank paper taped to the floor, flush against the wall beneath your foot.

Have a friend mark the longest part of your foot (referred to as heel-to-toe length) on the paper with a pen, or measure yourself if necessary. Repeat with the other foot, as right and left sizes may be different. Use a ruler to measure the heel-to-toe length you marked for each foot.

View the BRUND shoe/boot size chart here

When using the chart, take note that ”CM” is NOT your heel-to-toe length in centimeter (cm), but the official shoe size (CM) 

Guidelines

If you have a medium or standard foot and use US 9,5 in New Balance Lifestyle, you will probably use US 9 in Red Wing, Thorogood and Chippewa and UK 8,5 in Loake and Crockett & Jones.

I use US 9,5 in New Balance Lifestyle and my right foot measurement is 28,5 centimeters from heel-to-toe. My size in New Balance Performance is US 10,5.

Confused ? – then, please read from ”Size systems” again ;-)

Links

http://www.redwingheritage.com/USD/page/how-made#lasting

http://www.loake.co.uk/craftsmanship

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