Tartan Toggery & Barbour Brollies

Our massive selection of Barbour tartan goodies incudes everything from brollies to slippers which are all kitted out in that signature Scottish pattern.

If there’s two things that you instantly think of you when you think of anything Barbour, apart from the fact that they make some of the best gear out there, it’s waxed cotton & tartan. The signature Barbour tartan, in its various forms, is something like the equivalent of Nova Check to Burberry or House Check to Aquascutum. Oozing Britishness thanks to the Royal connection (God Save The Queen), Barbour’s signature Scottish pattern has become a key feature of the inside of Barbour jackets all over the country. From the Prince of Wales doing the rounds at Windsor Castle in a pair of wellies to waterproof matchday attire, Barbour’s appeal runs across the board. When all said & done, Barbour’s iconic tartan is a lot more than bagpipes on Burns Night.

Barbour Tartan Umbrella

Above: The Barbour Tartan Mini Umbrella now available from 80s Casual Classics.

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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 motorcycle jackets from the 1950s also had a tartan lining which added extra warmth for its wearer. The colourful Scottish cloth provided excellent insulation for winter road use, as well as extra padding for the garment. Over the years Barbour have continued the concept of tartan, however nowadays its more tartan prints as oppose to the traditional cloth itself.

Barbour Tartan Cap

Above: The Barbour Darwen Tartan Sports Cap now available from 80s Casual Classics.

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Barbour’s signature tartan will add a touch of class to any outfit. Let’s be honest, if it doesn’t have a bit of tartan somewhere it’s just not the same. Whether it’s on the inside of your jacket or your umbrella, the end result is just as good. Putting our own little casual twist on the classic tartan print, our latest collection of Barbour goodies have got you covered. We’ve got everything from brollies to slippers which are all kitted out in that signature Scottish pattern.

Barbour Tartan Slippers

Above: The Barbour Monty Tartan Slippers now available from 80s Casual Classics.

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Keep dry from the rain in classic Barbour style with the mini umbrella which features a tartan canopy & wooden crook handle. Who said you couldn’t wear a bit of Barbour around the house? Well you can now with the Monty Slippers which feature a moccasin upper with a cosy faux-shearling lining. We’ve also got the Darwen Sports Cap which takes its name from the Lancashire market town. Kitted out in an all over tartan print, the classic cap is sure to get you noticed for the right reasons. Finally we’ve also got a selection of scarves and off course the classic Barbour long sleeve shirt which is available in a variety of different patterns. Shop the latest arrivals from Barbour now via the links.

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