Barbour jackets are everywhere âo?cities, countryside’s, and all over the world. Starting from their humble origins in the north of England Barbour has grown astronomically in the nearly 120 years since it was founded.In the earlier years Barbour was able to capture the market through various innovations; they produced the first mail order catalogue in 1908, which was available internationally, and which built up the name and reputation of Barbour jackets across the world. In 1934 a motorcycling range was launched, and by 1957 most riders were wearing Barbour; one of the most famous of these was Steve McQueen who wore a Barbour International jacket in 1964 at the East German International Six Day Trials.In 1939 Barbour produced the Ursula suit for the Submarine Service, which became standard issue.
Barbour Jackets continued to grow with popularity over the years, and in 1974, Barbour received their first Royal Warrant from the Duke of Edinburgh, giving it a truly royal seal of approval. In 1982 Barbour received its second Royal Warrant, this time from Her Majesty the Queen. A third Royal Warrant was granted by The Prince of Wales in barbour jacket 1987 giving them a hat trick. Barbour was able to build its reputation during the 1900s, and receiving Royal Warrants only reinforced the quality craftsmanship that goes into barbour wachsjacke making Barbour jackets.Best Shooting Clothing Product at the IPC Shooting Industry Awards.Many younger Barbour wearers are likely to have had family members with Barbour Jackets, and the retro appeal of a classic Barbour has inspired a new generation. Barbour has responded to this by producing a much more fashion conscious look, to run alongside the classic ranges. From the different styles, to the fits and colours, Barbour’s appeal attracts a wide and varied audience.
One range of Barbour jackets which has become slightly overshadowed recently is their Sporting range. In 2004 Barbour began working with Lord James Percy on the Northumberland range and in 2005 this barbour bedale range won Best Shooting Clothing Product at the IPC Shooting Industry Awards. This collaboration continued and in 2011 Lord James Percy worked with Vice Chairman Helen Barbour on the Barbour Sporting collection for the Autumn Winter season of that year. It is obvious that Barbour is more than just a fashionable brand to wear, and that their history goes back a long way, and has shaped them as a company today. There is no sign of this changing as they continue to collaborate barour outlet with designers, creating new and innovative products.