Best known for making waterproof and outdoor clothing for hunting and other country living pursuits, Barbour was founded in 1894 by John Barbour who began the company with oilskins for use on Scottish ships in the frigid North Sea. Noted for its high-quality, hard-wearing clothing, the firm holds royal warrants to supply “waterproof and protective clothing” to HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, and HRH The Prince of Wales. Barbour proudly proclaims its brand to be “an authentic British brand providing a wardrobe of clothes for country pursuits, country living and for those who simply love the country, while still maintaining the core values of its heritage, durability, fitness for purpose and attention to detail.”
Infused with Style and Comfort
For more than a hundred years, Barbour has developed garments that are comfortable and stylish, from fabrics that are technically innovative to meet the demands of outdoor living. The Barbour distinctive wardrobe includes waxed and quilted jackets, sweaters and knits, moleskin and corduroy clothing, midlayers, plus bags and accessories for men, women, and children. While maintaining its traditional country range for which it is known, the company also provides a modern mix of sophistication and heritage with updated coats and jackets based on designs from Barbour’s archives.
Barbour clothing for men and women runs the gamut from classic to sporting. Their contemporary collection includes updated garments sewn of new and traditional fabrics in stylish, fitted shapes. Their classic clothing is more generous in size, made to wear over jumpers and fleeces. Barbour’s heritage pieces have been inspired by designs from their extensive archives, and the sporting/active clothing is designed for an active country lifestyle and is specially cut for functionality.
Meeting the Demands of an Active Lifestyle
Barbour clothing is designed and constructed to meet the demands of an active country lifestyle. With the addition of wool and leather clothing to its recent collections, there are beautiful, well-made, and functional styles to suit everyone’s tastes and interests.