From a very young age, I have been a massive fan of the 007 James Bond films. My first introduction to the franchise when I was around 8 years old was Goldeneye, and just like many people of my generation Pierce Brosnan is their favourite Bond. I was hooked straight away and watched the films … Continue reading The Barbour ToKiTo Sports Jacket “The Skyfall Jacket”
For me, it’s not just about the clothes. There has always been a Barbour jacket in the house for as long as I can remember. My mum wore them in the 80s/90s, my dad fished in them and there’s always been someone who came to the house wearing them. The brand has been in our … Continue reading Celebrating 125 Years of Barbour with Wax & Tartans
The Westmorland is undoubtably one of my favourite pieces in my collection. The sheer versatility of it is unmatched by anything out there! It is essentially a Bedale without the sleeves and a small mandarin-style collar. Its shares the same 8oz wax cotton shell and tartan lining (Dress-Gordon), two rear side vents, nylon drip strip … Continue reading Barbour Westmorland Waxed Gilet – Versatile Perfection
The Barbour Lutz was created as an alternative to the Commander jacket made famous by Skyfall. The Lutz jacket comes in two variants which are wax & quilt. Both are cut from the same pattern and have the same DNA. This one is made from 8oz Oban waxed cotton which has a slightly brushed finish … Continue reading The Barbour Lutz Wax Jacket – Rugged Sophistication
This may quite possibly be the most extensive, in-depth review & write up about the Bedale you will ever read! I firstly would like to thank Alex over at Barbour HQ for working with me on this project and sending me a brand new Classic Bedale to play with. I will be going through every … Continue reading The Barbour Bedale – 1980 vs 2018
This incredible jacket was a bespoke commission for a rider who participated in the International Six Day Trials in 1974. Most likely a Barbour team rider, though I can’t say who exactly as I don’t know the name. The jacket features a black waxed cotton shell, light brown corduroy collar with buckled throat latch, incredibly … Continue reading 1 of 1 1974 Bespoke Barbour International ISDT
18/10/18 Back in the Spring of 2014, Barbour collaborated with Pantone & 4 bloggers to create a fresh & colourful range of the best selling Barbour jackets and apparel. Read more about the collaboration here. This one is the ‘Ashtone’, a new take on the famous ‘Ashby‘ which features a striking blue waxed cotton shell, that … Continue reading Barbour x Pantone ‘Ashtone’ Waxed Jacket – Legion Blue
They just don’t make them like they used to! 😞 This mid-‘80s @barbour Gamefair is the business. Massive double flapped pockets, no hand warmers, thick rusty brown corduroy collar and a zipper thick enough to smash a window. Please make them like this again, please. The Patina on this one is incredible! Until I find one of this … Continue reading Mid 1980s 2 Crest Gamefair – Ageing better than Wine.
One of the latest Made in England jackets to enter my collection is the ‘Transport’. A jacket that was part of a Hacking Collection, they were a lot more casual & lighter weight. I believe that this jacket was made in the mid 90s and looks to be worn a few times judging by the … Continue reading 1990s Barbour ‘Transport’ Jacket
Whenever someone mentions that they have an old Barbour jacket, the chances are high that they have a Bedale. The one I have photographed came from one of the local charity shops complete with hood & pile lining. To find ‘3 piece’ Barbour in a charity shop is madness, but to find one in this … Continue reading The Bedale – A True Barbour Classic.