Clarks Originals and Jamaican star Popcaan have joined forces this season to bring an exclusive twist to the iconic Wallabee silhouette. Popcaan, otherwise known as Andrae Hugh Sutherland, began making a name for himself when he joined Vybz Kartel’s Gaza Music Empire. Since then, he has been writing and making music to please millions of people around the world & now his journey has come full circle, now having his very own iteration of the Wallabee he sang about over a decade ago.
9. Collabs & Exclusives
This season the Barbour People team are meeting up with some of their much-valued independent retailers to get our thoughts on the recent collections & to see how we’re styling their pieces. Ahead of the Barbour x Baracuta launch party, the Barbour team came down to the store to chat with our Creative Director Ravi to get the rundown on his styling ethos & what Barbour pieces we're feeling this season.
Last week the Stuarts team headed to the Pub to celebrate the fusion of two British icons - Barbour & Baracuta. Spent in the capital, the evening played host to friends, family & all involved in the Barbour x Baracuta collaboration. Held in the Coach Makers Arms, a beating heart of the Marylebone Village community, this 19th century boozer was the perfect fit for two brands with such heritage. Creative artist & DJ Normski held down the floor whilst the “speakeasy” basement cocktail bar was filled wall to wall with Barbour & Baracuta merchandise everywhere you looked.
This season contemporary Nottingham born brand Universal Works have teamed up with Yogi, certified masters of the laidback moccasin, for a collaborative capsule heading into AW23. Featuring two versions of Yogi’s chunky, ranger-style Finn moc, it’s a collection built on shared ideas about style, comfort and craft, with an undercurrent of playful experimentation.
Maison Kitsuné presents their debut collaboration with iconic heritage brand Barbour: a collection which reflects Barbour’s renowned classicism through Maison Kitsuné’s modern lens. British tradition meets the irreverent idiosyncrasies of Maison Kitsuné’s French-Japanese perspective in a new take on Barbour classics.
Nigel Cabourn continues his iconic collaboration with the leading global watchmaker Timex to produce collectable items, each paying tribute to a moment in history. The latest collaboration draws its inspiration from the successful desert campaign led by Field Marshal Montgomery during WW2. This watch is a functional, military-inspired timepiece that makes the perfect gift - the set includes an additional Ventile slip-thru strap and a customised military-style carry case.
Diadora and Portuguese brand Cork have teamed up to offer an exciting tennis collab, featuring a clean, minimalistic, and versatile style. The collab between these two brands, renowned globally for the excellent quality of their products, will play on the link between tennis and padel, transporting this essence into lifestyle footwear.
For Spring/Summer 2023, Universal Works have come together for a seasonal partnership with Japanese Footwear brand, Flower Mountain; a collaborative project that includes dual-branded clothing and footwear to sit within the wider Universal Works Spring/Summer ‘23 collection.
Gabicci has been a staple of the casuals scene since their inception. Despite the Italian aesthetic, the label was infact born & bred here in the UK. In this blog we are going to have a brief run through the labels heritage & history before speaking to Simon Parr from Gabicci about the upcoming 50th Anniversary capsule from the British Heritage label.
Here at Stuarts we are proud to present our showcase Jacket for the upcoming Winter, a limited edition Barbour International Union Jack Wax - crafted exclusively for Stuarts London. Here we are going to take a look at some of the differences in this limited edition iteration & also what fan favourite features we left untouched.