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.
To celebrate the launch of the AW19 Barbour International Womenswear Collection, we’ve partnered with renowned stylist and Fashion Director-at-Large of Glamour UK, Alex Fullerton, to learn more about her city life and how she styles the Sports Luxe collection: https://barbour.in/2kiWSU3#BadgeOfAnOriginal
In celebration of this season's motorcycle inspired look, the Barbour International Dual Quilted jacket is accessorised fashionably with soft rich padding to provide exceptional comfort and to complete the Sports-Luxe look. Discover more: https://barbour.in/2Zzb9eD#BadgeOfAnOriginal
This season, the Barbour International Womenswear collection focuses on ‘Sport Luxe’, featuring a selection of wax, baffle and weld quilts, perfect to layer over knitwear for those colder days. Discover more from the collection: https://barbour.in/2lULzSn#BadgeOfAnOriginal
The AW19 Barbour International Womenswear collection includes a range of chic outerwear pieces that embrace the Sport-Luxe aesthetic, featuring our iconic #BadgeOfAnOriginal logo. Discover more from the collection: https://barbour.in/2lULzSn
To celebrate #Barbour125Years and the birth of Barbour International, we joined friend of Barbour and English television presenter, Suzi Perry, to discover how she styles the Barbour Icons International jacket. Discover more from the Barbour Icons Re-Engineered collection: https://barbour.in/2lJvnDA
To celebrate Barbour's 125th anniversay, we joined actor, director and race car driver, Chad McQueen, to take a closer look at the birth of Barbour International and to disocver the #Barbour125Years Icons International Jacket. Discover more about the Icons Re-Engineered collection:
To celebrate Steve McQueen's passion for motor sport, we take a final look at the AW19 #BarbourInternational Steve McQueen collection, featuring timeless crew neck T-Shirts complete with understated graphic designs for a distinctly vintage feel. Discover more from the collection: https://barbour.in/2kdHatD...