The Barbour Steve Mcqueen™ Collection was launched earlier this year at our Italian stockist WP Lavori, Florence. Our special guest was Chad McQueen, the son of legendary film star, motorcycle racer, stuntman and style icon Steve McQueen. We caught up with Chad and asked him a few questions ….
Your father is often described as the 'King of Cool'. How would you describe his dress style?
Classic, elegant, cool and timeless.
Why do you think your father's dress style is still relevant today?
Cool doesn’t go out of style.
Knowing the heritage of the brand and the fact that your father is one of its most famous wearers, what does Barbour mean to you? Is it a brand you feel particularly aligned with? Do you wear Barbour yourself?
I have some great memories with the Barbour jackets. They were always around and I remember the way they smelled, the way they felt, and the weight of them. I do wear Barbour and of course it’s because of the images of my dad on the Triumph. It’s such a cool image that it’s burned in to my mind forever.
Back in the 60s when your father competed in the ISDT, he wore Barbour. You are also well known for racing 2 and 4 wheels. How did you and your father choose the clothes that you wore to race cars/bikes?
Sponsorships started coming in to play in the 70s so that really dictated what I wore while I raced, but I’m sure that Bud’s influence was a big part of my dad’s decision to wear Barbour.
What do you like best about the collaboration with Barbour?
I am happy to be part of the 75th anniversary of the motorcycle jacket with this exciting collaboration. All of the designs capture my dad’s sense of style and the timing is perfect