2011: It’s all about the Barbour jacket 2

Available from: thestylecatcher.com

This season brings reign to the Wax jacket, something no longer for farmers or country types the archetypal British garment is all the rage on the streets as an on-trend cover up.

Barbour being the best known and typical British brand is the perfect solution to get you through the new year.   The original wax jacket dates back to 1894, and became an established name in the 1930s thanks to Duncan Barbour motorcycle racer and grandson of the founder, who introduced  racing gear to the label.  It wasn’t until the late 70s, early 80s that the brand became iconic with Princess Diana regularly sporting a jacket.  So having gained Royal approval Barbour became synonymous to British culture, and today all the urbanites are donning them from Lily Allen to Alexa Chung.

The jacket is a practical cover up, keeping you warm and dry through the winter months and will be just the thing when it comes to the festival season.

Remember that in order to carry off this masculine piece, team it with items that keep your feminine silhouette, leggings, shorts or some well fitting skinnies.  If you want to go all out with the ‘urban-country look’ team it with some Hunter wellies. Another best seller this winter.

How to get the look:

Winter Tess Quilted Jacket

The Barbour country look

Was £119.95, now £95.95

Available from: barbour.com













Original Hunter Wellies £65

Available from: elleuk.com


Available from: hunter-boot.com

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2 thoughts on “2011: It’s all about the Barbour jacket

  • harrypseymour

    Barbour jackets are really nice, but I was wondering what your stance on men wearing them was. I often wear my Hunter wellies with trackpants and a JW gillet, but should I invest in a quilted Barbour? What do you think?


    Harry D.T.P Seymour

    • melissarosehawkins

      Well Harry D.T.P Seymour…I definitely think that men can pull off the Barbour jacket!
      If you have a look at their website they have a variety of styles, and I know plenty of guys who wear them, combining them with the urban/city look. But yes quilted Barbour would be a must for spring 2011, I think the classic navy would go better with your original Hunter Wellies, I hope that is of some help!