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Barbour’s ‘Beautifully Functional’ SS21 Collection Celebrates Life’s Little Moments

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John Barbour arrived from Scotland to the South Shields Marketplace of England in 1894 to found Barbour, with a desire to create pieces for fisherman, miners and industrial workers. His focus has always been to create clothing that is both durable and stylish, subtly injecting his culture into every collection. Combining maritime tradition with modern versatility, the Barbour Tartan collection is tailormade for outdoor adventures.


Intertwining navy blue, olive and forest, the SS21 collection encapsulates the traditional essence of the Mariner, infusing new knitwear pieces with both colour and comfort. From the crisp jackets, to the knitwear, to the classic tartan shirts, the nautical-inspired collection represents a timeless, effortless elegance that is purposefully practical. Though materials for products are sourced from all around the globe, much of production still occurs in the family factory in Simonside.

Barbour’s ethos is to enjoy the simple things, meaning the way it is worn and experienced is unique to the wearer. What the brand represents are the little moments that come from living life more slowly and consciously, whether that is relishing in the company of loved ones around a fire or indulging in a hearty pub lunch. Delivering beautifully functional pieces to those from all walks of life, Barbour infuses every piece with wit, grit and glamour. More than just a product, Barbour is a lifestyle that provides the antidote to the monotony of daily working life.


Capturing the slowness and raw beauty of the luscious British countryside, wearing Barbour is wearing an experience, characterised by a rich heritage that has been consciously carried through five generations.


Edited by Kaija Love

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