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Barbour Jacket

16/09/2013

British Rain vs Men’s Fashion

There are but three things one can be certain of in life – death, taxes and British rain.   I won’t dwell on the former two, but writing today the third sticks firmly in my mind.   You see I hired a bicycle today. When I unhooked my Boris special the sky was a shade of grey, marl perhaps – no darker than that. By the time I finished my journey the sky was a foreboding, gunmetal grey, and then the skies opened. I felt, at one point, as if... Read More

31/05/2013

Barbour | Made in England | Barbour Jackets

Barbour – Made in England Set up in 1894 Barbour was well-known for its practical, long lasting jackets, aimed at country workers. It has now been recognised as a fashionable brand with many well known celebrities such as Lilly Allen and Peaches Geldolf styling them as well as being worn by Dame Helen Mirren in ‘The Queen’. The Barbour story began in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields and although it sources products from around the globe, Barbour’s classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside. Barbour’s factory is... Read More