It’s a bit misleading to say that this is a “new” jacket from Barbour; every product that British heritage company produces is neccesarily infused with DNA of John Barbour, who created the eponymous J Barbour & Sons in 1894. As the fortunes of heritage labels have skyrocketed in recent years, few labels have enjoyed such a robust rebirth, while maintaining tangible continuity with their roots, as Barbour. The label hasn’t been resting entirely on it’s famed laurels, and is striking while the iron is hot – the Barbour x Tokihito Yoshida collection, and the SOPHNET. x Barbour Bedale Jacket, for example. The strictly in-house designs are also noteworthy, as evidenced by the newly released North Jacket. The jacket is a classic style remixed in a shorter slimmer block, and makes use of seam sealed 2.5 layer technical fabric, and includes a technical hood from Barbour’s AW 2010, and a detachable waist bag which can store the jacket. Fans of Nanamica, which has been emulating this style lately, will appreciate the clean lines and color palette here. The North Jacket is available from Barbour now; check out the full jacket after the jump.
By- March 1st, 2011