If Barbour were ever going to collaborate with a vehicle brand, chances are it was going to be Land Rover. The Land Rover is synonymous with country living as is the Heritage brand that we all know and love so much.
The two iconic brands have collaborated on a number of new garments for the car manufacturers first foray into the world of apparel. Drawing upon their years of experience, Barbour have put together a collection of quilted and waxed jackets, warm scarves, hats and luggage for this exciting release. The collection as you would expect enforces a feeling of luxurious countrywear which is fitting for both brands. This preview of the collection is sure to build up some hype around the brand with the full collection expected to be released any time soon. Stay tuned for further news.
We have heard from our good friends at Aphrodite that they have just taken in more stock of the much hyped Barbour Commander jacket. If you haven’t heard of it already, the Commander jacket is a waxed jacket from the newly created Barbur Department B collection which takes over from the Barbour x Tokito collection. More notably, the jacket is the same as the one Daniel Craig wore in Skyfall. The piece is a full wax sylkoil jacket with leather accents and Barbour Dept B embroidered branding on the pocket.
Pre orders have been flying out across UK menswear independent retailers but Aphrodite took their first batch in a couple of weeks ago which sold out within a few days.
Eager fans of the brand have been snapping these up whilst those who are in the market to make a quick few quid have bought them and put them straight onto places like Ebay and Gumtree, commanding figures up to £1,000.
Buy your Barbour Commander jacket from Aphrodite now at http://www.aphrodite1994.com for £399.00 and let us know what you think
The highly anticipated Barbour Autumn Winter 2012 collection has finally hit the shelves of designer boutiques around the country. The jackets collection includes a variation of quilted, waxed, down filled items as well as a the staple Liddesdale and Akenside jackets.
We think one of the nicest pieces from the collection is the Barbour Whitby jacket. It’s a take on the popular Neigh jacket and is based around a fishermans jacket
Festival season is upon us. The obligitory rain is being forecasted for the next few months so the helpful people over on the Official Barbour site have put together a handy little guide for festival goers. Good little tips like taking small packets of tissues in plastic wrappers in case you are found wanting loo roll in those horrible portaloo’s could prove invaluable for even the hardiest festival fan. Strangely enough they don’t actually recommend taking a Barbour jacket to stay dry. A bit of self promotion has been missed there! Find more hints and tips by reading the full article here
Saint Georges Day is upon us on the 23rd April and what better way to celebrate a true British day than with 10% off a selection of British Brands with Aphrodite online. This offer is available on the following brands Barbour, Burberry Brit, Pretty Green, Paul Smith Jeans, Clarks Originals, Grenson and Fred Perry. By simply entering the discount code SAINT10 at the checkout you will receive your 10% off these brands only. Hurry offer ends midnight next Monday 23rd April.
You can also be entered into a competition to win yourselves a friend or family member a fantastic pair of men’s Clarks Originals shoes or boots simply by login onto the Aphrodite Facebook page liking the page and entering in your details. This will automatically enter you into the competition which will be running up until midnight 31st May 2012. Good Luck!
The Polo Shirt is the staple for any man’s wardrobe, whether it be a summer or winter style, it’s a must have. It has always been an everyday, easy to wear clothing essential and its bang on trend even more now than ever before.
Polo shirts can be worn and styled in a number of ways which can instantly change the feel of the outfit.
These Shirts stem back to the 19th Century, where it was better known as the Tennis Shirt. Although today, it is still considered a sporting Shirt with Golf and Tennis as the two main offenders, this is still putting some gents off wearing these.
Layering a Polo Shirt up with a top below can add a totally new dimension to the traditional style, while adding depth and warmth to the look. If you are going to layer up, make sure you can still see part of the sleeve, hem and collar, which let people know it’s layered. If the Polo is shorter, it’s a great way to help elongate the polo. Keeping the collars up adds to the casual feel. Polo’s can be teamed with almost anything, jeans, chinos and shorts.
Olly Murs is a perfect example of the modern day man wearing polo shirts and styling them perfectly, taking inspiration from the 80’s era. Olly teams his polo with darker jeans, rather than the washed out look, which give a more casual feel to the outfit.
For the past few seasons more and more brands are bringing out the traditional Polo Shirt with a modern twist, weather that be their own brandings style being translated onto the garment, bringing fresh new ideas with exciting new elements to plain shirts.
The new Spring/Summer 2012 collections are set to be full of interesting and inspiring designs and colours of Polo Shirts.
With the Tyne-Wear football derby just around the corner we thought we’d bring our North East fans something they might be interested in. Ok, so he’s not exactly model material but here is Sunderland manger Steve Bruce sporting a Barbour jacket. We aren’t 100% sure which model he is actually wearing but it looks to us like the Barbour Chelsea Flyweight Jacket. It is becomming increasingly popular for celebrities to be seen wearing Barbour and we want you to send in more pictures of your favourite celebrity wearing this fantastic designer brand.
Pretty Green Clothing, for anyone that hasn’t heard of them, is a mens designer clothing brand owned by Liam Gallagher of Oasis. It can also be said after listening to a Noel Gallagher interview recently that the promotion of Pretty Green was part of the cause of Oasis breaking up. Whether this was exagerated or not, it’s plainly obvious to the masses that Pretty Green is one of the most sought after designer brands amongst young men at the minute. Celebrities around the UK have been seen wearing Pretty Green including Joe Cole and Amir Khan and more and more people are wearing it out and about town. It might not strictly be a Barbour related post but we have realised that a lot of Barbour fans are Pretty Green fans too so we thought we’d bring you some of the latest news.
Over the last few years, Pretty Green has grown in popular culture and now mod legend Paul Weller is now joining in on the act and has released his first collection. The debut collection is a mixture of jackets, t-shirts, cardigans, and scarves amongst others. It is undoubtably going to be popular with fans of Gallagher and especially Weller and we’d like to hear your thoughts on the collection. You can see a full range of the Weller collaboration at the Pretty Green official site. It’s a good place to check everything out Pretty Green. There’s news, photos, ranges of clothing and lots more and is a really nicely laid out site.
If you are a Pretty Green fan in general without the collaboration material, Aphrodite Clothing in Sunderland have a large range of t-shirts, polo shirts, chinos and footwear which will take you a while to browse through and pick yourself something nice for the weekend.
The much anticipated Barbour x Tokihito Yoshida jackets collaboration has finally hit the shelves. The Tokihito x Barbour fusion has had people around the world saving their pennies for when the collection was finally launched…and what a collection it is. Taking his background as a fashion designer, Tokihito has put his stamp on a stylish range of jackets from Barbour and gave them a very modern twist creating an iconic Barbour Heritage Beacon collection.
The main focus of the jackets is their functionality. The designer said that ever since he was a child and was given a book on the English countryside by his father, it sparked a fascination within him with the English outdoors. You will notice that the jackets that he has created have plenty of pockets, in different sizes. His thinking behind this is to give the jackets the same functionality of a bag but obviously not have to carry one. The waxed cotton and sylkoil Barbour x Tokihito Military Jacket pictured above is going to be a popular seller this season. Durability and comfort combined with the functionality are some of the key points of the jacket.
Over the years, the Barbour brand has grown in popular culture and the addition of this new collaboration for the Autumn/Winter is only going to enhance the popularity of the brand around the world. The upcoming Barbour x Mcqueen collaboration is yet another exciting collaboration to look out for in the future. In the next coming weeks we expect the collaboration to be released to selected stores around the country. The Barbour x Tokihito jackets are on sale now at Aphrodite starting at £280.
Our Legacy clothing is one of the up and coming designer brands of the moment. Here at the Barbour blog we don’t normally highlight other brands but we are very impressed with the Our Legacy brand and what the young designers are doing with it at the moment. The Swedish designers Cristopher Nying and Jockum Hallin have created an understated but quality, contemporary brand using a blend of English, Italian and Portugese fabrics.
The idea behind the brand is that they take old classic pieces of clothing which could be seen in your grandads wardrobe and give them a modern twist. It is possible to create a stylish, modern look with the Our Legacy brand whilst maintaining an very understated manner. Many people don’t like to be too obvious with the brands that they wear and instead focus on quality and the materials that they are made from. Our Legacy does this as well as anyone. Aphrodite Clothing have a full range of Autumn/Winter 2011 in stock now