THE 5 MOST ICONIC JACKETS BARBOUR HAS EVER MADE
1. Beaufort Jacket:
designed in 1983 by Margaret Barbour, the Beaufort is perhaps the brand's most popular waxed jacket. A high-performance jacket with field sports-inspired details such as raglan sleeves for greater freedom of movement and a back pocket to hold game when needed. The Beaufort is also one of the brand's most recent icons - a symbol of the 80's British aesthetic.
2. Bedale Wax Jacket:
the Bedale was also designed by Margaret Barbour and actually preceded the Beaufort by about three years, arriving on the market in 1980. If the Beaufort was designed for field sports, the Bedale was conceived as a riding jacket. Forty years ago, it was this jacket with its corduroy collar, large pockets and tartan lining that typified the look of the classic Barbour jacket in popular culture
3. Stockman Coat Wax Jacket:
based on a style originating in New Zealand and favoured by drovers and stockmen, this waxed coat provides full coverage and uncompromising protection, thanks to its heavyweight waxed cotton outer and double storm fly front with stud fastenings. The traditional corduroy collar features a throat strap, while the sewn-down storm cape shields against even the most torrential downpour, making this jacket one of the most notable in the Barbour repertoire.
4. Barbour International Original Waxed Jacket:
the design of this belted jacket dates back to 1936. It was initially designed for military use before becoming popular as a motorcycle jacket, and became famous thanks to Steve McQueen, who wore it countless times, both on and off the bike. Its most iconic feature is the map pocket, the diagonal breast pocket designed to allow the wearer easy access their maps.
5. Liddesdale Quilted Jacket:
another great Barbour classic. Originally known as the Countryman Quilted Jacket, it was renamed after the Liddesdale Valley, Scotland, in 1994. The very symbol of the English country life, the Liddesdale jacket has been part of Barbour's imagary since 1979 and has never changed, except perhaps in the materials and construction that are updated to maintain a high level of thermal insulation and resistance.