Countryside Meets the Fashionista Through Barbour Jackets

The story of Barbour dates back to 1894 to a South Shields market place. The headquarters is still situated in South Shields, with the 5th generation running the business now. Their jackets specially the one called classic wax are still hand manufactured in a Simon-side factory. The materials are sourced from all over the world and over one hundred thousand jackets are sold every year.

In 2004, the design and marketing work of its flagship shooting clothing line began in Northumberland range.

These clothes are advanced technically and highly sought after. The Shooting Industry Award has been won by them for the best clothing product. A new clothing line called the Barbour Sporting collection has been launched recently for the Autumn Winter 2011. This brand has its presence in many countries across Asia, Europe, and North America, and has 11 retail shops of its own in the UK.

The product range is over 2000, and they cater to men, women and children. It has widened its roots and today a whole new range of clothing and lifestyle products have been introduced. Other than the jackets and coats, which were their signature lines, they have expanded into shirts, trousers, knitwear, socks and a wide range of accessories.

The jackets are water resistant, and weather proofed for use in any season. They compliment every fashion trend, be it casual or rustic. These high end quality jackets are affordable and are flaunted on the high streets worldwide. The choice is enormous and keeps us puzzled. The jackets suit everyone irrespective of their age or style. Good quality available in such affordable prices wants you to own them more and more. A definite style statement is made when you wear this brand's jacket. They are light in weight and very easy to wear. Some of the popular ones are the quilted jackets.

Ladies jackets from this brand are also quite popular. The ladies Cowan commando jacket is derived through a pattern from historic British Army. This has medium wax outer and reinforced with a cotton union jack on the arm. This is a tough jacket made to withstand a lot of wear and tear. Ladies Polar quilt jacket is another quilted jacket that is wonderfully warm, and has a fleece lining. The soft cotton variety is very stylish and comfortable. This sports a two way zip and comes of use during the monsoon season as well.

Household cavalry polo team, E.J. Churchill and Lord James Percy are their well known brand ambassadors. Though it has expanded and spread its wings, Barbour still remains rooted to its core values. It is a family business that emulates the true British Country side values. It brings grit and glamour to its marvellous and functional clothing.