Barbour has launched its autumn/winter ‘21 collection with New York label Noah. This season the range includes six different jackets that are based on the traditional Barbour Bedale and Beaufort styles – both of which were first introduced in the early 1980s. These classic designs have been reimagined in new vibrant fabrications to create a collection that is both timeless and modern.
The jackets have been crafted from two distinct fabrics, both made in the UK – a dry wax and a heavy wool. The Bedale jackets are made in a dry wax with a casual feel that makes the designs easy to throw on over any outfit. Available in the colorways of wine, light brown, and dark navy – with a contrasting tartan lining – the Noah Bedale jackets will appeal to those with an appreciation for classic styles.
By contrast the Beaufort designs are made in a heavy wool from Abraham Moon & Sons, a British firm that was first established in 1837. Although the shape and cut of the Beaufort design has been retained, the heavy fabric gives the jackets a weighty, robust feel.
Available in tan, brown plaid and a pink tone, each design features a contrasting tartan lining. The jackets are completed with Barbour’s signature heavy-weight two-way zips, corduroy collars, upper hand warmer pockets, and lower bellows pockets. On the exterior there is a small and subtle Barbour X Noah embroidered logo on the pocket flap – and on the interior you’ll find an oversized embroidered Barbour X Noah logo at the neck.
“We really enjoyed working alongside the team at Noah to bring our unique collaborative designs for autumn/winter to life,” said Ian Bergin, director of menswear, footwear, and accessories at Barbour. “There is a natural symbiosis between our two brands that comes from the desire to create timeless products with a contemporary twist and I hope that people will enjoy wearing them for many years to come.”
“Barbour jackets are perfect for what they are designed for, therefore we chose to make only subtle updates this season,” added Brendon Babenzien, co-founder and creative director at Noah. “We focused on cloth selection for those who may not manage to wear wax comfortably — water-resistant dry cloths for those looking to shed rain and wools to combat chilly temperatures. These felt like simple but elegant variations to an already legendary outerwear piece.”