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.
This season, our AW19 Barbour International Women's T-Shirts Collection features an update on classic tee designs to offer an easy-fit, laid-back look for the new season. Discover more: https://barbour.in/2LujtJn#BadgeOfAnOriginal
Motorcycle enthusiast, Luke Martin, has been showing us how he would style his #BadgeOfAnOriginal for a day out on the road. Share your Barbour International looks on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag, and you could win £250 worth of Barbour International gear:...
How are you wearing your #BadgeOfAnOriginal this summer? Share your Barbour International looks on Instagram and Twitter, using the hashtag, and you could be featured and have the chance to win £250 worth of Barbour International gear: https://barbour.in/32N2RSG
We love seeing your #BadgeOfAnOriginal photos and how you’ve been styling your Barbour International this summer, including this one from Luke Martin. Discover how you could win £250 worth of Barbour International: https://barbour.in/32N2RSG
We'd like to say a huge thank you to musician, James McVey, for hosting this summer's #BarbourIntSessions. A big thank you also goes out to Tors, RuthAnne and Callum Beattie. Discover more about this summer's sessions: https://barbour.in/2WWqZ5X
We take a look back at our time with musician, James McVey, and his first ever #BarbourIntSessions with Tors, RuthAnne and Callum Beattie. Discover more about Barbour International Sessions and our exclusive summer gig: https://barbour.in/2WWqZ5X
As part of our summer #BarbourIntSessions, we joined musician James McVey for a series of exclusive interview with upcoming artists. This week, James joined singer-songwriter, Callum Beattie. Discover more: https://barbour.in/2WWqZ5X
This week, we joined musician Callum Beattie for our #BarbourIntSessions, hosted by James McVey. Here, Callum is styling the Barbour International Filter T-Shirt. Watch more from Callum and James: http://fal.cn/32Uil