Barbour 125 Years: Your Questions

Barbour 125 Years: Your Questions

Barbour 125 Years: Your Questions
autumn winter 2019

In celebration of 125 years of Barbour and five generations of the Barbour family, we invited our customers and Instagram followers to ask us their questions about Barbour’s 125th anniversary. 

“What is the oldest original Barbour?” @alastairnimmons

Answer: The Haydon Wax is one of the earliest examples of a Barbour jacket made from waxed cotton. This very special jacket was first introduced in 1910 and was a very versatile, all-round weather-resistant jacket.

“How did waxing the fabric come along?” @sophie_vdhaegen

Answer: The Barbour story began in 1894 when John Barbour, an entrepreneurial Scotsman from Galloway came across the border and opened the first Barbour store in the marketplace in South Shields, a burgeoning port on the River Tyne in the North East of England. He began by selling oilskins and other garments to protect the growing community of mariners from the worst of the North Sea weather. Soon, this extended to farmers, labourers and shepherds who all earned their living outdoors and by the beginning of the next century, Barbour’s oilskins were well known throughout the UK.

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“Do you plan to re-do the old classics? @blena56
“Any vintage inspired anniversary jackets being released?” @pgault106

Answers: The Icons Re-Engineered collection celebrates 125 years of Barbour with a limited edition of iconic jackets for men and women that have featured large in the history of Barbour. Each Icons Re-Engineered piece is inspired by a legendary jacket from the archive that reflects a significant period in Barbour's history and has been updated into a contemporary style that is relevant for today. Discover more about the Icons Re-Engineered Collection here.

Barbour 125

Barbour 125

“Any collaboration coming soon?” @frrrrrrrankie.exe

Answer: We have many exciting collaborations for the autumn-winter 2019 season, including our first-time partnership with renowned British ceramic designer, Emma Bridgewater. The Barbour X Emma Bridgewater capsule collection is filled with charm and celebrates quality, functionality and craftsmanship; which are at the very heart of both Barbour and Emma Bridgewater. Discover the collaboration here.

We were also very excited to launch the Barbour by ALEXACHUNG collection for the new season. The collection explores tradition, modernity and character to create pieces which are both timeless and energised. The Barbour by ALEXACHUNG Collection includes practical and stylish outerwear pieces which were originally inspired by the Barbour archive, dating back to 1910. Discover the collection here.

“Any 125 years gift for fans?” @hasancomez

Answer: To celebrate Barbour’s special anniversary, we are asking for you to share your Barbour memories and to tell us how Barbour has become a part of your lives. In return for your special Barbour stories, we are offering our customers a limited edition #Barbour125Years pin badge. Discover how you can receive your Barbour pin badge here.

Discover more about Barbour 125 years and follow our Instagram to ask us anything about our 125-year heritage.