Barbour was founded in 1894 in the busy port of South Shields to meet the demands for clothing that would keep the local sailors, fishermen, river, dock and shipyard workers dry in the worst weather. After a few years, it became the main supplier of waxed clothing for the entire north-east coast, addressing not only those who worked at sea, but also the surrounding communities of farmers, workers and shepherds. By the turn of the century, Barbour's tough Beacon waxed jackets were well-known throughout England, and over years the company has received three Royal Warrants: in 1971 by the Duke of Edinburgh, in 1982 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and in 1987 by the Prince of Wales.
Waxed jackets such as Ashby, Beaufort and Bedale are still handcrafted today in the Simonside factory in England, where the old animal-origin waxes are no longer used to finish the garments. Today, after thorough, painstaking research, only synthetic, non-polluting, totally odourless waxes are used, which make the garment perfectly waterproof. Barbours are made to last, but will need some periodic upkeep to maintain their waterproof qualities. For this reason, we suggest re-waxing your jacket annually depending on wear, to ensure maximum resistance and weather-proofing. In our WP and Barbour Stores we offer a dedicated re-waxing service in full compliance with Barbour's very high quality standards.
The collaboration with the British luxury interiors company House of Hackney is inspired by the natural world and consists of outerwear and clothing. Featuring a striking colour palette and exquisite floral motifs, the collection fuses Barbour’s heritage with House of Hackney’s most distinctive prints, to reflect the signature style of both brands.
The collaboration between Barbour and the British fashion brand ALEXACHUNG was established a few seasons ago and offers collections that integrate signature Barbour designs and colours with designer and IT girl Alexa Chung’s touch. Iconic Barbour pieces have always been part of Alexa's life and wardrobe since her childhood. The collections explore craftsmanship and signature detailing to present a classically timeless range modernised for city living that speaks a language common to the two British brands.
    Discover the waterproof Beadnell jacket, based on the legendary Bedale waxed jacket, updated with a new cut and seaming to create a more feminine silhouette.
    The essence of Barbour combines with the creativity of House of Hackney in three iconic prints in a surprising colour palette.
    Be inspired by the country heritage of the Barbour by ALEXACHUNG collection. Short waxed jackets, trench coats and quilted outerwear perfect for the city.

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