Despite what many of our east coast college friends think, no, J.Crew did NOT invent the Barbour. This famous waxed cotton jacket dates back to the late 1800s when J. Barbour and Sons Ltd. developed a lightweight, water-resistant jacket that would be perfect for hunting or horse riding.
This longstanding staple for any respectable Englishman/woman is just now gaining popularity in the states. With two classic styles, the Bedale and the Beaufort, Barbour is also expanding into a more contemporary “International” range, which features vibrant hues and modern silhouettes. Whilst the price tag may seem a little daunting (it is, after all, just a cotton jacket), every Barbour jacket comes with a lifetime warranty, and we can personally attest to their amazing customer service.
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