Tuesday, 15 February 2011

BARBOUR, A window into British fashion

A British company founded in South Shields, best known for making waterproof and outdoor clothing, often associated with the sport of hunting. The company was founded in 1894 by JOHN BARBOUR who began selling oilskins in the South Shields. The firm prides itself on its reputation for high quality, hard-wearing clothing, and holds royal warrants to supply "waterproof and protective clothing" to the Queen and the Prince of Wales amongst a few Royalties!

Barbour clothing is noted for rugged construction and appearance. In addition to its waxed and quilted clothing, the company produces sweaters, moleskins clothing and Tattersall’s shirts.
It is not uncommon for customers to keep Barbour waxed jackets for many years, sometimes decades. Among such people, the wear-and-tear on the garment can be addressed by Barbour’s repair service, which patches and reinforces jackets that are sometimes in excess of fifty years old. Owners of such items find their age and age-associated repairs to be part of the garment's charm.
A Barbour "Stockman" coat (with hood), a waxed coat which is a classic Barbour product
In recent years, however, the company has tried to modernize its range towards a younger and stylish image, while maintaining the countryside range for which it is renowned, and keeping the attention to details and features which cannot always be found on other brands such as snug-fitting collars, "storm cuffs", waterproof pockets with drainage holes and wide "game" pockets.

So there you go, you need to buy clothes that are comfortable, rather than, well uncomfortable and you certainly can’t go wrong with this amazing brand! Can you imagine what it would be like to have to walk around in uncomfortable but fashionable clothes all the time? Hey?
So here we have todays look, a BARBOUR Hawthorne Corn Check Shirt

This is from the Barbour Spring Summer 2011 Collection and has a Check pattern, Button down collar, tailored fit and 100% cotton
This would be great teamed with some Dockers 1940s Limited Edition K15 chinos, and a pair of Redwing Chukka Burnt Orange boot. Happy day’s boys, spring is arriving, don’t be dull, be smart!

So why not come and check out some of our BARBOUR gear at: http://www.stuartslondon.com/barbour-m5#:page2