Tag Archives : Barbour

Garmology video: The rare Barbour Barra jacket


Back in 2013, Barbour did a design collaboration with the Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons owned by Patrick Grant. The collaboration consisted of a limited range of jackets and knitwear, all in a very rugged and purposeful style. The outer fabric was thicker, in fact so sturdy that the lore says the factory had to invest in stronger machines…

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Garmology video: Buying a vintage Barbour


In this Garmology video, I talk about buying a vintage Barbour, specifically a Border or Northumbria. Most of the features and differences are covered, as well as how to clean and rewax the waxed cotton. Read more about rewaxing a waxed jacket here. If you’d like to have your waxed jacket waxed or repaired, I recommend Ryan at Mallin &…

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Rewaxing a waxed jacket, or the story of “Aulde Reekie”


In the world of tech fabrics, waxed cotton is the old curmudgeon sitting in the corner eyeing up the newcomers with a sceptical look of disdain. Waxed cotton has been around for ages, from the early use of improving the wind-retaining use as sails, to water-repellent outerwear. As these things go, it’s pretty environmentally friendly as well, there are no…

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Dressing for the tropics?


In 2 weeks time I’ll be back in Delhi for another 9 days visit. Sadly, most of my time will be spent in a modern office building training Indian engineers, there will be some downtime at either end of the visit and evenings underway. So while the climate outside will be tropical, most of the time is spent in climate controlled…

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A couple of alternative waxed jackets


The green waxed jacket, normally with a Barbour label somewhere on it, is a staple of the British look. Maybe not so much for the average British chap, but for the those aspiring to the hunting and gentleman farming look of the more elevated gents, the traditional green waxed jacket had a definite place. I have no problem with that…

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And another Instagrammed week – UK 2


Finally back from our road trip around the UK, it feels like we were there much longer than 10 days. This part of the trip took us from Stratford-upon-Avon to Newcastle, and back home again. We packed in a lot of sights and experiences, to be chronicled on the blog shortly. In the meantime, here are the past weeks highlights…

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Style: A few tips for the Autumn/Winter season Part 2


Welcome back to part two of my tips for what to wear this Autumn! This is a three-part post: General and above the shoulders  Upper body wear (this post) Legs and feet Or maybe a new backpack? With head-wear and scarves covered, let’s move on to the upper body. Here it becomes more interesting, as with the upper-body we get the…

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“Made in Britain”, all it’s made out to be?


While in London recently I met up with the owner of a British garment brand of some note. A great chap, with a long career in the industry and today doing his own thing, after many years of working for some of the leading figures in British men’s fashion. He’s an outspoken chap, with strong and wide-ranging opinions, and hence…

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