To be completely honest, I don't know when my Barbour jacket was purchased or when it even belonged to my father or brother, but it only gets better with age.
So, if you haven't jumped on the Barbour bandwagon yet.... now is the chance. If the price tag makes your jump, I can guarantee that they are 100% worth it especially if you reside in the proper climate. You live in L.A.? Meh, I'd try the vest instead.
And I beg of you, please do not own more than one. Wear & tear.... wear & tear.