Based on the Original Barbour International A7 Jacket, the bright brass is the first time Barbour has introduced colours into their waxed jackets. Using brass detailing and a monochrome tartan the International is given a fresh appearance.
• International Collection
• Belted jacket
• Buckled throat strap
• Barbour engraved studs
• Barbour International badge to chest
• Four studded flap pockets
• Studded wrist adjustment
• Barbour branded tab at left chest flap pocket
• Two way zip
• Tartan lining
6oz Barbour Sylkoil wax
100% polyester drip strip
Back length: 77-87cm / 30.5-34ins
The Barbour story begins with John Barbour who was born in 1849 and raised on a farm in Galloway in West Scotland, the second son of a family whose links through history can be traced back to the 14th century.
At the age of 20 he left the farm to try his luck across the border in the north east of England where in 1870 he started business as a traveling draper. A year later, he married his childhood sweetheart, Margaret Haining who bore him 11 children and gave him the encouragement and belief to start J Barbour & Sons in 1894 in 5 Market Place, South Shields.
The Barbour shop sold all manner of products loosely described as drapery including outerwear, boiler suits, painter’s jackets through to underwear, and, in the flourishing town of South Shields the shop which became known as ‘Barbour’s,’ thrived successfully. Almost from the first, Barbour derived an important part of its income from the ship-owners, ship builders and seamen of the port, supplying Beacon brand oilskin coats designed to protect the growing community of sailors, fishermen, river, dock and shipyard workers from the worst of the weather.