A Barbour jacket is perhaps one of the most iconic garments around today. Even at a distance, they are immediately recognizable. The Barbour brand itself is synonymous with country living, horses, rolling estates, a stiff drink and, more than anything else, heritage.
Your classic Beaufort or Bedale coat is meant to be with you for life. The brand has expanded to offer contemporary takes on timeless styles and rugged design. However, one thing that will never change is the hand-made durability and longevity built into each one of their products.
Barbour’s design DNA is why pretty much anyone who loves classic style cherishes this brand, be it an urban hipster or old-school preppy.
If you don’t have a Barbour, save up for one. If you already do, keep beating it to heck; these jackets are meant to be lived in. And, as this video shows, when in need of repair or re-waxing, you can ship your beloved jacket back to the company where a single craftsperson will do what’s needed to get it back into shape and safely home – for another generation to appreciate.
Credit due: Thanks to our friend Fred Castleberry over at Unabashedly Prep for first flagging this wonderful video.