The Barbour International range is the definitive collection that brings together the archetypal motorcycle jacket and contemporary fashion. Barbour celebrated the 75th anniversary of the International jacket in 2011, and this design remains to be one of the most popular styles ever released by this classic family-run British brand.
In 1936, Duncan Barbour, the third generation of the family and a keen motorcyclist, introduced into the range a one piece wax cotton suit called the Barbour International. Developed specifically for the 1936 International Six Day Trials (ISDT) event, and hence its name, the Barbour International became so popular that it was worn by virtually every rider on the ISDT circuit from the 1950s to the 1970s including actor Steve McQueen in 1964.
Today, a separate stand alone brand, Barbour International celebrates this long and rich motorcycling heritage. Men’s and women’s collections are inspired by the biker look. Styles and designs have been replicated in different contemporary fabrics alongside the original wax cotton introducing a whole new generation to this iconic style.
The Barbour International collection at Stuarts London this seasons offers some must have apparel that any man can relate too. From rugged jacket designs, shirts with clean understated silhouettes and knitwear in soft luxurious yarns, Barbour International is a firm fashion staple for many of us. Why not check out the Lifestyle and Steve McQueen ranges also by Barbour to see all of the Barbour collections available at Stuarts.