In 1936, John Barbour’s grandson, Duncan Barbour, a keen motorcyclist, introduced 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 almost every British team right up until 1977.
In 1964, the International was worn exclusively by the American ISDT team, which included actor and icon Steve McQueen.
Today, Barbour International celebrates this long and rich motorcycling heritage. The International jacket with its distinctive diagonal chest pocket originally designed to hold a map, remains in manufacture and has been picked up by classic bike aficionados and fashionistas alike.
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.
Barbour International added 4 new photos — tagged B.Intl Half Zip Track Top and 3 others.Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 9:00pm
The Spring Summer 19 Collection Preview offers a unique take on our rich motorcycle heritage, and includes statement pieces with a sleek, cool and modern silhouette, including the #BarbourInternational Pressure Long Sleeve T-shirt.
Barbour International added 4 new photos — tagged B.Intl Sensor Zip Through Track Top and B.Intl Asphalt Quilted Jacket.Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 7:00am
Inspired by our motorcycle heritage since 1936, the SS19 Collection Preview offers a unique take on our rich history and features authentic, statement pieces including the tonal #BarbourInternational Sensor Zip Through Track Top and Asphalt Quilted Jacket.
Inspired by our rich heritage in motorcycle clothing, the #BarbourInternational Wax Jacket reworks the iconic biker-style with authentic details and includes the famous black and yellow logo emblazoned on the chest pocket.
To make sure you start the new season off in style, we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to win a jacket from our SS19 #BarbourInternational Originals or Womenswear collections, up to the value of £300.
In celebration of the new year and our resolution to explore and spend more time out on the road, we take a look at some of the most iconic biking locations we have visited including Bolt and The Bike Shed.