Barbour Coats: The Wax Jacket Intro and Review


J. Barbour and Sons: Barbour Coats

An Introduction to the Iconic Brand and a Review of top Barbour Coats

We are sure you have heard about the amazing Barbour brand. If not, here are some information about this great clothing manufacturer you might find interesting and useful.

About the brand and its story: J. Barbour & Sons Ltd. is an English luxury fashion brand founded by John Barbour in 1894, which designs, manufactures and markets weatherproofed outerwear, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories for men, women and children under the Barbour brand. Founded in South Shields, England, as an importer of oil cloth, J. Barbour and Sons Ltd. has become well known for its waxed cotton jackets  and Barbour Coats which are a common element of British country clothing. If you want to know how important the influence of the brand is, just look at the fact that J. Barbour and Sons Ltd. holds royal warrant to supply “waterproof and protective clothing” from Queen Elizabeth II in 1974, the Duke of Edinburgh in 1982, and Charles, Prince of Wales in 1987.

How the company came to be: John Barbour, a native of Galloway, Scotland, founded J. Barbour and Sons Ltd. in South Shields, England, in 1894 as an importer of oil-cloth. John’s grandson Duncan, a keen motorcyclist, would also take the company in that direction during his tenure as Barbour became the originator of waxed cotton motorcycling suits, jackets and coats.

The headquarters of the company: The headquarters for J. Barbour and Sons Ltd. at the time of its foundation was located at 5 Market Place, South Shields. While some of the waxed cotton jackets are still manufactured in Simonside, South Shields, most of the other products are manufactured outside the United Kingdom.

Products: Other than its waxed and quilted coats, J. Barbour & Sons Ltd. are famous for sweaters, moleskin clothing, corduroy clothing, and Tattersall shirts. Barbour has also entered the “waterproof-breathable” market with its own type waterproof liners, cordura external fabric and polar fleece sweaters. In recent years the company has successfully modernized its collections to appeal to a younger clientele while maintaining credibility with the traditional countryside customer. Many of the more fashionable ranges are influenced by the “Barbour International” motorcycling ranges. Taking inspiration from the company’s 1931 waxed cotton motorcycling suit and the 1951 “Original Green” motorcycling jacket, modern collections are fashionable interpretations of the companies heritage in bikes. Despite traditional connotations with rural life, Barbour coats saw increased popularity as an urban fashion item in the 2010s decade.

Where to buy their products: The Barbour coats and other Barbour brand products can be found online, also within Barbour retail stores, as well as in many upscale department and specialty stores worldwide. From 2013, these retailers include Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and Cruise in the United Kingdom as well as Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue in the United States. Barbour has a retail and wholesale presence in over forty countries on six continents.

Mens Barbour Classic Beaufort Wax Jacket

The Barbour Men’s Classic Beaufort Wax Jacket is a perfect combination of the traditional style, unsurpassed comfort and modern functionality. This Barbour coat will bring timeless design to your countryside adventures, in any occasion and any weather condition. How is that even possible? Well, the Barbour Classic Beaufort Wax Jacket offers the weather-resistance, mid weight warmth, and functionality required for life beyond urban confines. The Classic Beaufort Wax Jacket features a Sylkoil waxed cotton exterior for moisture-shedding protection when you’re traveling along misty coastlines and dewy forests.

The material of the jacket is made of Sylkoil waxed cotton, the lining is cotton tartan, while the lining of the collar is made of cotton corduroy.


The Barbour coats and brand always stays true to its classic, vintage design, so even this jacket has a two-way front zipper, protective Stormflap, and studded hand pockets with cozy moleskin lining. It will keep you comfortable in chilly nights, the corduroy collar will give you warmth, with the ability to integrate a Snap-On hood if you`re really cold. Barbour’s signature tartan lining (which is not forgotten even here) adds light insulation alongside unequivocal British style. For greater versatility, there’s a quilted liner for greater warmth in freezing temperatures. One more great feature is the rear zippered pocket, which comes in handy for quickly stashing and retrieving daily necessities.

The fit of the jacket is regular, perfect for gentlemen of all body types. The length is hip, it has two pockets lower bellow, 2 moleskin-lined hand warmers and 1 zippered rear. You can wear the Barbour Coat anytime, in any occasion, in all weather conditions.

To purchase or see more specific fitting jacket options, check out the Barbour Coats here. 

Womens Beadnell Polarquilt jacket

This beautiful Barbour Beadnell Polarquilt jacket is perfect for ladies who are adventurous and active, but also- ladies who want to be classy and stylish in every moment.  The womens Barbour Beadnell Polarquilt jacket is made for long walks in the cold winter days. It will give you the warmth and practicality of the Polarquilt along with a new stylish twist with the feminine Beadnell shape.

This amazing Barbour jacket for women has two patch pockets, two waist-height hand warmer pockets and the corduroy collar with stud-close storm flap. With an elegant, shaped fit and a two-way branded ring-pull zip, the Barbour coat is comfortable and versatile.  A warm fleece inner lining will give you enough warmth for cold weather. Also, for those more adventurous type, long walks in the rain or snow. 

With this Beadnell Polarquilt jacket all of the ladies will be able to feel stylish and hip in any occasion, while in the same time it will give them comfort, adding warmth in any weather condition.

The shipping weight of the Beadnell Polarquilt jacket is 1.6 pounds, with dimensions of 13.4 x 12.7 x 4.4 inches. It has a Fleece lining that weights 280g along with tartan under collar. The Barbour Coat comes in all sizes and it is very comfortable: sleek enough to look smart in the city or the country, whilst still retaining plenty of room for comfort and ease of movement.

To purchase or see more specific fitting options, check out this and other Barbour Coats here.

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