Barbour Vest: An intro to the Brand and specific Barbour Vest Options
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. Below are reviews of the best that a Barbour Vest has to offer.
About the brand in general: 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 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.
The origins of the company: 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 and jackets.
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 jackets, 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 jackets saw increased popularity as an urban fashion item in the 2010s decade.
Where to buy their products: The Barbour brand 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.
A Great Breakdown of Mens and Womens Barbour Vests for the fashion, style and functionally free look
Barbour Mens Polar Quilt Vest
Another great model for gentlemen coming from Barbour brand. This time a beautiful, cozy and elegant Polar Quilt vest. This Barbour vest is for men who like that sporty elegant style, and who want to look sharp and be comfortable all while sporting that hunting style look at the same time. The sleeveless vest is carefully crafted with a quilted finish and polar fleece linin
g for added warmth and comfort ability. There is a zip in the front and 2 waist patch pockets for your necessities. You can mix it with various clothing items underneath without ruffling up layers or bunching in unwanted areas. It is machine washable and very easy to clean. You are going to love this vest during the long autumn or slightly breezy days!
- Great, comfortable material
- Convenient for any occasion and weather condition
- You can wear it with different clothes, even underneath the coat
- Machine washable
- Olive color
The Barbour Betty Fleece vest is practical and feminine at the same time. Sleek and streamlined, this classic diamond-quilted ladies gilet has a cozy fleece lining. It is made of 100% polyamide, with 100% polyester fill. The vest has 2 front patch pockets and 2 interior zip pockets. Rugged antiqued-bronze zipper is a great detail that goes well with the color of the material. The Barbour Vest is great for many occasions and ladies can wear it on so many ways: layered over a sweater on a sunny fall afternoon or under a parka on the coldest winter morning. Thanks to the versatile design this vest will your favorite for a cool-weather period. It is machine washable and very light weighted. The sizes for this vest go from 4 to 16 and it is about 26 ½” long making it a tad longer than a traditional Barbour Vest.
For best fit, order one size up if you want to wear it as an outer layer; order your normal size if you plan to wear it as a liner.
- Warm and comfortable, perfect for all seasons
- Front and back princess seams for a feminine fit
- Versatile design
- Machine washable
- Light weight
For the active outdoorsman, look no further than our Gilet Quilted Vest, complete with large pockets and shoulder protection – ideal for layering under your favorite Barbour shooting jacket. The Barbour vest is perfectly weighted for brisk fall days and light enough to layer under a jacket during the cold winter afternoons. This is a baffle quilted, stylish gilet, for any occasion and any temperature! The gilet features a contrast button down front, with Barbour branded buttons. Crafted from 100% cotton inner to give the comfortable fit, as well as a 100% nylon outer lining to give strength and durability. It has quilted puffer front, and slip pockets. It is also machine washable which makes it easy to clean, wear and use all year round. The Barbour Gilet Quilted vest for men come in all sizes and different colors.
- Can be worn as an outer layer or under a jacket on cooler days
- Great materials: cotton on the outside and nylon outer lining
- Stylish and comfortable
- Machine washable