A Casual Icon: Classic Barbour Check Shirting At 80s CC
The iconic Barbour check shirt now arrives at 80s Casual Classics in an assortment of classic checks from gingham to tartan.
The real casual heritage of check shirts came from the 90s, lad culture and Britpop. If you’re not that clued up when it comes to 90s casual fashion then think an oversized Henri Lloyd jacket in cream with massive pockets, a long sleeve Barbour check shirt underneath, a pair of stonewash jeans, adidas trainers and even a ponytail thrown in for good luck and you’ve just about nailed that 90s casual look! Everything seemed to be a lot baggier back then and although fits and cuts may have changed, the check shirt has remained a key casual style for the last near 30 years. The skinheads had their red braces and Ben Sherman check shirts but the 90s casual look added a new spin to the traditional ‘gingham’ style layering up with Italian knitwear, expensive outerwear, scarves and even headwear.
Above: The Barbour Country check shirt in red now available from 80s Casual Classics.
Throughout the 90s in particular check shirts were absolutely everywhere. Liam Gallagher for example in the Wonderwall video from 1995 can be seen wearing the iconic Nova Check and then there was Johnny Vaughan who was never short of a bit of check during his stint on the Big Breakfast in the late 90s with Denise Van Outen. Ocean Colour Scene’s ‘The Day We Caught The Train’ video from 1996 also couldn’t really capture the 90s casual shirt look any better if it tried.
Above: The Barbour Tattersall check shirt in indigo now available from 80s Casual Classics.
In light of all things casual, check and shirting, we’ve now introduced a collection of classic check styles to 80s Casual Classics and what better brand to do this than the waxed cotton stalwarts themselves, Barbour. Predominantly known for their signature wax cotton outerwear styles, Barbour also don’t mess about when it comes to casual shirting either. Built on a heritage of Britishness and quality, Barbour have become more than just a waxed cotton jacket brand, with knitwear, shoes, tees, shirting and accessories also now a key part of their seasoned collections. Our latest collection of Barbour check shirts includes everything from gingham check to their famous tartan check lining that has been used on their famous wax cotton jackets for decades.
Above: The Barbour Classic Tartan shirt now available from 80s Casual Classics.
Our latest collection of Barbour check shirts includes styles like the Country Check, which gives a nod to the South Shields born brands’ outdoor heritage with a red and blue classic style check pattern. The Barbour Tattersall shirt again pays homage to the brands’ country heritage with its horse racing inspired name and also features a classic check pattern throughout. The Barbour Classic Tartan shirt comes in slightly heavier with a thicker cotton fabric and utilities the famous tartan check inner from its waxed cotton jackets now reversed into shirt form. Finally there’s the Barbour Gingham shirt which features an all over classic gingham check pattern throughout. Each style is crafted from 100% cotton and features a button down collar and Barbour’s famous branding to the chest or front pocket. Perfect for a night out, a day at the races and the start of the next football season!
Above: The Barbour Gingham check shirt in red now available from 80s Casual Classics.