Representing the thrill of motorcycling since 1936, with authenticity and style.


We celebrate our 125th anniversary in 2019, a significant milestone in the company’s history. Still family owned (5th generation), this year is a celebration of the Barbour family who since 1894 have nurtured, guided and led the company from its small beginnings in 1894 supplying mariners with oilskins in South Shields in the North East of England, to the global lifestyle brand it is today.

Five Generations of Barbour

Fourth: John Barbour and Dame Margaret Barbour

Fifth: Dame Margaret Barbour and Helen Barbour

First: John Barbour

Second: Malcolm Barbour

Third: Duncan Barbour

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125 Year Timeline

Discover Our History
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Barbour Life

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The Directors Jacket

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Send us your Barbour story

To celebrate this special anniversary, we are asking for customers to share their Barbour stories.

We love learning how our products become part of your lives and special moments.

Tell us your Barbour stories for a chance to be features in our 125 celebrations and as a thank you we will send you one of our limited edition #Barbour125Years pin badges.

Alternatively you can email us your story via 125stories@barbour.com

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Thank you for participating in our 125th year anniversary. By sharing your story you are consenting to the use of your story and images. Full terms and conditions.