Paul Smith x Barbour – ‘Land & Sea’ A/W’12 Capsule Collection
A collaboration between two of the most revered names in British fashion history, Barbour and Paul Smith blend their unique styles to create a collection that showcases what both brands are renowned for. The collection pays homage to Barbour’s roots in the North East England, taking inspiration from the traditional, and in some cases almost extinct, industries of the area such as Shipbuilding, Fishing, Mining and Farming, lifestyles that Barbour has unwaveringly served throughout its history.
Barbour International Jacket
Barbour, New and Old
The new high-end, designer version Belstaff is starting to trickle into Barney’s. I admit to liking some of their pieces, but it’s clear there’s only one place you can wear such things: to the dressing room - where you can admire your $2,500 jacket before going back outside in your imitation Baracuta Harrington, which you bought third-hand off eBay.
So that more or less leaves us with Barbour, who continues to sell motorcycle jackets such as the International and Ariel at reasonably affordable prices. That’s in addition to the country-outdoors clothing they’re known for, which is featured here in their latest fall-winter lookbook below. Skimming through their website yesterday reminded me of how much I enjoy fall clothing - waxed cotton jackets; thick, cozy sweaters; heavy woolen trousers; and of course lots and lots of boots. The sweet pleasure of layers.
Vintage 1950’s Barbour Bedale Jacket, Black Blazer, Ernest Alexander Denim Shirt underneath, and incorporating my Shemagh Wrap.
Visiting Barbour Headquarters next friday with Jeremy from Persona. I will be making this flawless purchase. Steve McQueen Collection from Barbour. It’s almost riding time here in New England.
Here is a preview look at the forthcoming Barbour collection for Autumn Winter 2012. The highlight is the Steve McQueen jacket patterened after the one the actor wore in 1964. A strong look. Much more in the video.
Barbour x Tokihito Yoshida Beacon Heritage Collection – Spring Summer 2012
Spring Summer 2012 sets the bar high once again, with outerwear creating the main body of the collection. Key pieces from the Autumn Winter range have been developed, none more so than theSpey Fishing Jacket.
Tokihito’s pursuit of functional perfection can also be found in the Vintage Cotton Hunting Jacket. A homage to everything technical, this brilliant reworking of the classic hunting jacket is awash with pockets, fastening, D-rings and straps. Available in both Sand and Olive colourways, this is a fantastic, easy to wear piece.
Barbour X Tokihito Yoshida Autumn / Winter 2011 Preview
“Since being introduced in 2009 the Barbour Beacon Heritage collection has gone from strength to strength, expanding and improving as each season goes by. The Tokihito Yoshida designed range takes classic Barbour silhouettes and adds a truly modern edge with forward-thinking ergonomically considered designs and novel use of time-honoured Barbour fabrics such as quilted Polymide and the world famous Sylkoil Waxed cotton.”