Barbour: An Essential Part of Country Life

Couple wearing Barbour Clothing walking down drive with dog on Country Estate

The Legacy of Quality Clothing Since 1894

Practicality and performance have been at the heart of Barbour’s clothing since 1894 when founder John Barbour opened his first store in the Market Place in South Shields in the North East of England. Now an icon of British country and sporting clothing, Barbour continues to provide the very best in durable, quality garments and accessories that are functional, stylish and fit for purpose.

Functionality Meets Style in Barbour’s Countrywear

Designed for outdoor activities, whether working, living or just spending time in the country, Barbour’s countrywear collection provides a range of jackets, gilets and knitwear in new fabrics and yarns alongside established and much loved traditional classics. Barbour’s iconic waxed jackets with their distinctive features of large bellows and handwarmer pockets, two-way zips with large ring pulls and corduroy collars have been providing protection against the elements of the British countryside for decades.

From Tradition to Modernity: The Evolution of Barbour’s Wax Jackets

In the 1980s Chairman Dame Margaret designed the Bedale and the Beaufort, two waxed jackets which helped to make the brand a household name. Inspired by equestrian and sporting activities, today they remain firm favourites in any country wardrobe. Modern takes on these classics such as the Beadnell, a ladies version of the Bedale and the men’s Ashby offer a contemporary silhouette with all of the features of the originals and guaranteed to keep the wearer protected against all the British weather has to offer.

Military-Inspired Styles for Country Living

Military inspired country styles are also wardrobe essentials. The men’s four pocket Sapper jacket has a sharp silhouette with a draw-cord waist to give shape as well as reducing wind resistance. The ladies Ashley jacket adds a touch of classic Barbour styling with four pockets, a flattering shape and a beautiful Classic Tartan lining. It’s the ideal jacket for weekends relaxing in the country.

Barbour’s Love for Dogs

The perfect accompaniment to a country walk or for many, an essential member of the family when living or working in the country, dogs have always been at the heart of the Barbour brand. With a range of dog accessories including coats for all shapes and sizes, collars, leads and beds, they’re growing in popularity amongst the many Barbour dog owners. Dogs are even making their debut on social media with the introduction of a dedicated Instagram channel @barbourdogs.

Country Life Essentials for All

An essential part of country life, whether it’s for men, women, children or dogs, there’s a Barbour for everyone.

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