I wouldn't buy a Barbour jacket in London unless I had no other choice - I bought mine in Norfolk for a good deal less than London prices.
Favourite item of clothing? Yes, a pair of cowboy boots that I bought in Texas in 1989. I love them, but my wife doesn't, she says if she wanted a cowboy she would go back and get the one who danced with her when we were in Calgary, and I was too ill with flu to go out with her and my client. His name was Mike (cowboy, not client), and apparently he held her tight.
When I wear my boots I'm taller than Mike,but I don't dance as well, she says.
Stay away from London, Mike, this town ain't big enough, etc.