by Stephen Garner

Rowing Blazers and heritage outerwear brand Barbour have teamed up for a limited-edition collaboration.

This capsule is understated, designed as much for the city as the countryside, and built first and foremost for the Japanese customer: it uses a lighter-weight waxed cotton in Barbour’s iconic Beaufort silhouette for the first time ever.

The exterior of the jacket combines Barbour’s two most iconic colors, navy and sage, in a single split colorway. The inside features Rowing Blazers’ signature croquet stripe pattern for the half-moon lining, while the label made for this collaboration unites our brands and is based on the original “Barbour’s of South Shields” logo. The collection includes a matching split rugby and corduroy-billed hat as well.

“When Barbour approached us about a collaboration, I jumped at it,” said Jack Carlson, founder of Rowing Blazers. “When I was at Oxford, I spent my ‘free time’ coaching the men’s crews at Oriel College. My default coaching uniform in autumn and spring was my Barbour Beaufort jacket. Traipsing through the wet fields around the boathouse, finding my way through the fog of Christ Church Meadow at zero dark thirty, and driving the coaching launch is the closest I ever came to hunting.”

The Barbour x Rowing Blazers collaboration is a Japanese exclusive but will be available outside of Japan at and the Rowing Blazers Clubhouse in NYC.