- April 3rd 2017
Inspired by Barbour’s Scottish roots, this season’s Shirt Department turns the rich colours of the British countryside into elegant and confident checked shirt styles. Designed for city and country living, shirts are expertly tailored in a choice of check sizes and lightweight fabrics, ideal for the warmer months.
Throughout April, we will be offering you advice on how to style Barbour shirts with our in-house Stylist, introducing you to the exclusive fabrics we use to make a Barbour shirt so unique, and we go behing the scenes to discover the campaign shoot location.
As we know, 'Every Gentleman Needs a Country Check', so here are the checks we are offering this season...
Based on the Ayrshire District Tartan, the area from where the Barbour family originated in the 13th century, Barbour’s exclusive tartans were first introduced in 1998. The Barbour tartans were designed to reflect the colours of Barbour’s iconic jackets in a distinctive tartan sett. This season, sees a selection of shirts in Barbour’s Classic, Dress and Ancient tartans combining heritage with modernity.
A Barbour classic, the tattersall is a must for every gentleman’s wardrobe. The origin of the Tattersall pattern goes back to 1766 and Tattersall’s Horse Market where blankets with a checked pattern were sold for use on horses. A long time favourite, Barbour’s tattersall shirts are timeless and designed for the best in effortless country style.
The Gingham fabric with its distinctive check has been in production since the 18th century, made from either medium or fine yarns. Barbour’s gingham check shirts are smart, effortless and easy to wear and look the part whether worn in country or town. These stylish shirts are a season essential.