A Quilted Jacket Hunt

I have been passively looking for a diamond quilted jacket with a moleskin or sueded type of finish on and off for the last 2 years. Something like this moleskin version of the Barbour Liddesdale (see below) would be perfect but I can’t seem to find one. I also don’t want to go the Ebay route. I found a few new coats that fit the bill or at least get close to the mark. If nothing else it is fun to look.
Barbour Moleskin Liddesdale
While I didn’t find the Liddesdale above I did find the Barbour Bridle quilted jacket (see here) below. This jacket has a water resistant microfiber finish, comes in navy, has a corduroy collar, and overall looks decent. However, I think that the devil is in the details here. I wish the collar were tan, I wish it had snaps (which I wish were contrasting) and a zipper closure, and the blue could be bluer. At the same time it is only $199 and most Barbour that I have handled is fairly well made. I struggled to find a size small online, but I only spent a few moments searching.

Barbour Bridle 2Barbour BridleI also came across this microfiber quilted jacket by English Utopia at O’Connells Clothing. It is easy to see why it stood out. It has a lot of character, kind of a moto vibe, and looks like it is very well made. While it is microfiber it is described as peached. This make me believe that it may have the texture that I am after. I owe Ethan at O’Connell’s a call to get the exact details. There is more that I like about this jacket than dislike. I am not in love with the lime green lining or the suede on the arms, but I have already conviced myself that they will grow on me over time if that tells you anything. At $325 it is definitely on my radar (see here).

English Utopia Quilted Microfiber Jacket - Navy - Piper

English Utopia Quilted Microfiber Jacket - Navy - Piper

English Utopia Quilted Microfiber Jacket - Navy - Piper

The quilted field coat below from Brooks Brothers grabbed my attention because its design. They nailed it. I like the design of this jacket a lot. It is polyester and gives no indicator that it has the texture that I want, but it sure does look nice. I may have to go see this jacket in person. One more good thing about my new location is that there is a Brooks Brothers store 20 minutes away. I am interested in the weight of the jacket. I am hoping that it has a little heft to it as it is priced at $398 but is on sale at the moment for $298 (see here).

Navy Quilted Field Coat
As it’s just now getting cool enough to not feel miserable in long sleeves I am already thinking of the next layer. I want a well made quilted jacket that is not shiny or at the very least not that shiny. After looking at the options above I think I have to decide what role I want this jacket to play. Is it early fall or late fall? I know that I am leaning towards navy as I currently have a green Barbour and no navy coats. I might have to journey out into the real world and look at some jackets in person. As always leads and feedback is appreciated.

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Jerrod Swanton is a simple man interested in simple, classic, and traditional style.

14 Comments on "A Quilted Jacket Hunt"

  1. Plain Vanilla says:

    The suede on the arms of the English Utopia
    jacket will never grow on you.
    Go for the Brooks field coat.

  2. Johnny Utah says:

    Orvis used to carry the moleskin Barbour. I purchased mine there.

  3. Cynic Diogenes says:

    Lavenham jackets.

  4. Addison DeWitt says:

    I bought the moleskin Barbour two or three years ago at an Orvis store in Atlanta. Seems I get a complement just about every time I wear it. Perfect for fall and winter in Atlanta.

  5. Pat says:

    A decade or so ago, I got a nice quilted jacket under the John Partridge label from Sierra Trading Post.

    Here’s a link to John Partridge.


    Very happy with mine. It now lives in the desert Southwest where it is my day time winter coat.

  6. jj says:

    Nice choices. The BB version is fantastic; they do a great job with quilted jackets. I have a navy quilted vest with snap pockets, the fabric you like and a brown corduroy collar. It’s my go-to jacket in the winter and I typically wear it with layers. They are stylish, classy and versatile. Good luck.

  7. MG says:

    The Barbour Thurland, while not sueded, is reasonable at around $200. I bought a navy one last year and wore it from fall until spring in DC with suitable layers. The navy version has a dark corduroy collar (hard to tell if it’s ink or black) and an olive version with a brown corduroy collar is available too. It’s also long enough to wear with a suit or sport jacket. Orvis and other online retailers carry them.

  8. John says:

    Lands End has something along the lines of what you are looking for. The shell material isn’t moleskin (100% polyester), but if you’re willing to look past that it appears to check several of your boxes for $75.00 shipped (with 50% off code that they have fairly regularly)


  9. Fred Johnson says:

    Why not just get the Barbour.

  10. oxford cloth button down says:

    Fred – If you are talking about the moleskin Liddesdale it is because I can’t find one. I don’t think that they are currently making this version.

    • Addison DeWitt says:

      I think you are right. When I got mine, it was on sale at Orvis and I don’t recall ever seeing them again.

    • The Barbour model you’re referring to is called “Eksdale”. I have two of them. Apart from the fabric it looks very similar to the Liddesdale but has a wider cut. It was available for many years. Now it seems like Barbour doesn’t sell it anymore. It is still available in a few onlineshops though.

  11. Jon DiBenedetto says:

    The English Utopia is really nice tho like Chrysalis very expensive. Worth it tho~ super well made.

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