SPRING SUMMER | 2019
Duncan Barbour, Malcolm’s son and a keen motorcyclist himself, introduced the one piece International motorcycle suit in 1936.
Captain Philips, the commander of HM Ursula asked Barbour to create a jacket and trousers from the one piece International suit that had impressed him so much. Barbour duly obliged and the two piece Ursula suit was used throughout the submarine service for the duration of the Second World War.
In 1964, actor Steve McQueen wore a Barbour International suit as a member of the US team at the 1964 ISDT in East Germany.