Did you know that the Barbour is a brand that has been around for 125 years? The famous British heritage brand is celebrating its special birthday in 2019, being in business for five generations. This is a fantastic achievement and the company is still family owned like it was 125 years ago.
It all started in 1894, with the company providing mariners with oilskins. This was in South Shield in the North East of England. While it was once a local business, it is not a global one, with the brand offering clothing worldwide. It was not always a luxury lifestyle brand. It was one that was necessary. Over the years, the company expanded. They created waxed cotton outwear that is still popular today, as well as other favourites such as diamond-quilt. If anyone mentions corduroy collars or moleskin clothing, they are the first that you think about. Barbour even hold a royal warrant to supply waterproof and protective clothing.
Of course, the brand did not want this special occasion to go down quietly. Instead, they realised the Icons Reengineered Collection. Celebrating the rich history of Barbour and 125 years of business, the brand has taken several jackets from the past and reinterpreted them for you today. It is all about mixing the past and the present.
So, let’s check out some of the amazing jackets offered in the Icons Reengineered Collection.
The Women’s Icons Reengineered Collection
First of all, let’s take a look at what is on offer in the Icons Reengineered Collection for women. One of the most popular has got to be the Barbour Ladies Icons Liddesdale Sage Quilt Jacket. Back in 1979, Barbour released the first jacket with diamond quilt. It was a hit and continues to be on-trend today. To celebrate 125 years, Barbour have released this Liddesdale jacket that spots the famous diamond quilt. It is limited edition and takes the original design to a whole new level. You can enjoy rear waist adjustment for the perfect fit, as well a modern and soft cotton collar. The metal zips are bright and elasticated cuffs keeps the windy out. There are two zipped external hand pockets for on the go and branded zip pulls. This is going to be a jacket that flies of the shelves this year!
The Men’s Icons Reengineered Collection
There are also lots of stylish jackets you can choose from in the Barbour men’s Icons Reengineered Collection. If you were ever a fan of the classic Beaufort shooting jacket then you are in luck; the Barbour Men’s Icons Beaufort Wax Sage Jacket is a contemporary version of this famous design. Of course, it is constructed from the same 100 percent waxed cotton. This makes it weatherproof; the perfect jacket for every season in the UK. It also has a sit-down eight-wale corduroy collar that Barbour is famous for. The Barbour 125 years label is woven into the inner of this jacket, as well as having Barbour tartan lining. Other details include a rear game pocket with zipped closure and two moleskin lined hand-warmer pockets. The back vents with stud fastening allow for style and comfort, with raglan sleeve arrangement.
The Barbour Men’s Icons Beacon Sports Olive Wax Jacket is another fantastic coat that is part of the collection. It is inspired by the classic Barbour that was worn in Skyfall, the popular James Bond film. That original jacket was part of the Autumn and Winter 2011 collection and this modern version boasts a lot of the original features. But just like the movie, the hood and storm flap are removed. It is constructed from 6 0z Sylkoil 100 percent waxed cotton. This makes it the perfect jacket for British weather and handling the rain. Everyone loves Barbour tartan and this jacket is lined with it. The coat also sports the iconic three-pocket, blazer style button through design. Other features you will like include leather-bound cuff edges and shoulder and elbow patches. You just know that this jacket is Barbour. Do not forget to use the four external pockets on the go. There is even two internal pockets that have buttons or zips for any essentials that you have.