In terms of things quintessentially British, Barbour are right up there with bulldogs and afternoon tea. The brand has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity recently and have started to go beyond the wax jackets that made them synonymous with the great outdoors.
The Rose Tote Bag is a great example of the sort of quality you'd expect from Barbour with a vintage feminine twist. The tan leather accents surround a decidedly summery liberty rose print in very practical wipe-clean PVC, ensuring it won't ruin when you're trudging around the Lake District whatever the summer weather may bring.
The Rose Tote is £129.95 from Barbour. See the website for more details.
We flagged this up a few weeks back, with December 1st mentioned for a launch date. That never happened, but at last, the Barbour 75th Anniversary International Jacket is finally available to buy online, if you are quick.
As we said back then, it's been produced to celebrate 75 years of the International jacket. Barbour are making 75 of the limited edition jackets, based on the original design, which was created for the 1936 International Six Day Trials. Worn by competitive motorcyclists through to the 1970s and of course, famously by Steve McQueen. Take your pick from a 'box-fresh' or 'distressed' finish (the latter pictured above), both of which are available now.
End Clothing has it, £375 is the price of the 'box-fresh', £425 is the cost of the 'distressed' version.
Find out more at the End Clothing website
Via His Knibs
Not so much a fashion item as a collector's piece – the Barbour 75th Anniversary International Jacket.
To celebrate 75 years of the International jacket, Barbour are producing 75 special limited edition jackets based on the original design, which was created for the 1936 International Six Day Trials – that's how it got the name. Worn by competitive motorcyclists through to the 1970s and of course, famously by Steve McQueen, it's a jacket with a serious heritage, so this limited version in 'box-fresh' or 'distressed' finish is certainly going to be sought after.
Look out for it from December 1st 2010 at Barbour’s Heritage stores, Liberty and independents across the UK – End Clothing has already confirmed it will have stock on that day.
Via High Snobiety