It’s no secret that one of the key items in any wardrobe is a truly stylish jacket. The jacket is perfect for those days when it’s too cold to just wear a pullover, and not cold enough to wear a coat. Mixing style with practicality is always important; I don’t care what anyone else says. The crème de la crème of fashionable jackets has got to be Barbour. I could spend a whole article describing why that is, but I just don’t think it’s necessary. It’s just a fact of nature—the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. The Earth orbits the sun. Barbour make some of the most beautiful jackets around; it’s just how things are. But what kind of Barbour jacket is right for you? Let’s explore the most recent collection and find the right one.
Discover your inner biker
A chic snippet from the Steve McQueen collection, the Sunblast jacket has been inspired by original biker style, yet features a stars ‘n’ stripes badge for a USA twist. Slight tailoring and a waxed finish in true Barbour style. UK shoppers, the Barbour jacket is on sale in olive for £328.99 from Jules B. US shoppers, browse the whole Steve McQueen collection from Royal Male.
Get in touch with the soldier in you
Taken from the 2013 Miliary collection, the
combines classic Barbour quilting with splash-proof fabric and patch pockets to create a masculine appeal. Corduroy collar as standard. Available for £249.95.
Reinvent yourself as a country gentleman
Stand out from the flock with the Ardmore Jacket with pheasant detailing. Part of the Country collection, the piece comes with handy game pocket.
Discover the explorer in you
Waterproof, breathable and everything the modern man could want from the Beacon Heritage collection’s Colpel Jacket. It doesn’t hurt to look good while staying dry and warm. This is a perfect marriage of style and practicality. Love it.
Unearth the rugged farmer in you
Embrace the Countryside collection with the Lowland Jacket from the 2013 line. Classic waxed exterior with studded cuff adjusters and drawcord hem. There is a charm and elegance to this traditional English farmer look that isn’t likely to fall out of fashion any time soon.
Be a Prince
Attain regal status from the Royal Jacket, part of the Classic Country collection. Leather trim on cuffs, all-round style for the dapper gentleman. This jacket is fantastic and should only be worn by someone who looks the part and walks with a bit of swagger. After all, no one wants a shy prince.
There you have it: a bit of insight into the latest that Barbour has to offer. I know that none of these jackets come cheap. But you only ever need the one to help complete your wardrobe. I hope I’ve helped you find the right jacket for you, and just in time for spring.