Barbour first made its name when founder John Barbour sold oilskins on the port of the South Shields in 1894. Initially catering to the sensibility of the British Countryside, Barbour has since become an iconic staple among urbanites while continuing to maintain their traditional standards of quality, durability and functionality.
Wearers of Barbour will attest the everlasting construction of the jacket, enduring both time and the elements, always repairing their jacket first before replacing it. With their iconic waxed cotton, Barbour jackets are designed to protect against the elements while keeping you warm. Whether you are in the country or in the city limits, you can feel confident wearing Barbour.
After 100 years, Barbour has garnered an international reputation for durability. Officially, Barbour holds royal warrants to supply "waterproof and protective clothing" to the HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, and HRH The Princes of Wales — you can't get any more official or regal than that. It is no surprise that not only the pragmatically inclined to the fashionably, from the young to the old, appreciate the construction and aesthetic of the Barbour jacket. These jackets are built to last.