New Barbour Check Styles At 80s Casual Classics
Barbour has built its reputation on waxed cotton outerwear and their world famous Barbour check shirting.
Barbour’s origins go way back to 1894 and South Shields in the North East of England. Originally founded by John Barbour, it was actually John’s grandson who developed the brand’s signature waxed cotton fabric for motorcycle uniforms. The durable waxed cotton fabric was robust and water repellent making it ideal for speedy road use. Barbour’s waxed cotton jackets also became popular in the countryside with farmers who needed extra protection from the elements. The countryside connection also saw the brand kitting out members of the British Royal family throughout the 70s & 80s in their famous waxed cotton jackets. Moving away from the countryside & the Royals, Barbour really made its mark in the world of casual designer brands among the dressers of the world on the terraces throughout the 80s & 90s. The waterproof function of the jackets was key on a wet and windy afternoon on the football terraces. It’s not just the outerwear however that the brand has built its reputation on. Their iconic Barbour check shirting has become just as important in recent years when we talk about the British designer brand.
Above: The Barbour Tattersall Shirt in navy now available from 80s Casual Classics.
After its more recent revival, Barbour has become a go to brand for the casuals with a penchant for quality designer gear. Offering a wide range of apparel and accessories from waxed cotton outerwear to shirting polo shirts to headwear. Over the last 5 years Barbour have also collaborated with the likes of Engineered Garments, adidas Originals and more recently Hikerdelic. The British heritage brand continues to hold a high level of respect in the world of designer clothing all over the world.
Above: The Barbour Sandwood Shirt in sand now available from 80s Casual Classics.
For the latest season, Barbour have transferred their world renowned check pattern which feature on the inner of their waxed cotton jackets across a collection of shirting, polo shirts and tees. Highlights include updated shirting styles like the Barbour Tattersall shirt which gives a nod to the brand’s horse-racing heritage. Great for a day out at the races, the 100% cotton shirt features a classic check pattern and button down collar. The Barbour Sandwood shirt features the British brand’s iconic tartan check and is a great smart casual option for a night out or them slightly smarter occasions.
Above: The Barbour Durness Pocket Tee in navy now available from 80s Casual Classics.
Other Barbour check options include new season styles like the Barbour Durness Pocket t-shirt which also features the brand’s iconic tartan check to the buttoned pocket. We’ve also got the Barbour Tartan pique polo shirt which features a 2 button placket with the tartan check underneath and classic Barbour shield branding to the left chest. Our latest Barbour check styles will make a great addition to any casual wardrobe. Packed full of casual check and brimming with British heritage.
Above: The Barbour Tartan Pique Polo Shirt now available from 80s Casual Classics.