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Just around the corner from the main factory for Barbour jackets in South Shields, England lies a very special repair shop. Michael Williams, of "A Continuous Lean" fame, popped in for a visit and found his Barbour repaired a few hours later. The shop does everything from rewaxing to major surgery. To a Barbour lover's relief, the shop can extend the life of the jacket for years and years. The ACL post has us thinking about buying better and keeping longer in general, but also wondering where our local repair shops are—good places to know, we tend to think.

Visit Barbour online for more info on jackets that last a bit longer.