Despite popular belief there is such thing as FAKE Barbour products. I have recently come into contact with a Seller selling Counterfeit Barbour Cowen Commando Jackets in Leather - fortunately I knew that a Cowen Commando should look like and paid through PayPal, returned the jacket and got a refund. Unfortunately the Seller has failed to reply to my requests to refund the money it cost to send the fake jacket back to them - so is life .... you live and learn.
The Cowen Commando Jacket.
Overall the standard of the original is obvious when you have the two products next to each other and I'll try and enclose some photos as an aid. A top tip is to check out Barbours website and look at the detail shown in their VERY detailed product photographs - I saw a Barbour Bushman Jacket on Ebay not to long ago which had a very dodgy designed collar - nothing like the original! Anyways, I digress....
The Cowen Commando Jacket has a cord collar - this counterfeit did not!
The Cowen Commando Jacket has a Union Jack Patch on the left sleeve - this counterfeit (on right) did not!
The Cowen Commando Jacket drawcord toggle has Barbour written on it - this counterfeit (on right) did not!
The Cowen Commando Jacket has Green Waterproof cuffs - this counterfeit (on right) did not!
All Barbour Pull Zips have a dot at the top of the circumference - this counterfeit (on right) did not!
All Barbour Press Studs are free from flaws - this counterfeit (on right) had appalling workmanship applied
I hope the above will keep you well away from fake products relating to Barbour or any other fake that is out there. It isn't just about fake clothing, dvd's, perfume etc. There is a new breed of Counterfeitor that copy drugs - even our great british store Boots have come into contact with counterfeit products!
Keep it real :)