Barbour’s history dates back to 1894 when John Barbour opened J.Barbour & Sons in South Shields, North East England. Since then the company has flourished into a multinational brand, famous for its traditional top quality English country clothing.
Last years fall/winter season saw Barbour triumph in the outerwear department as their sought after quilted jackets dominated the men’s and women’s fashion trends.
The Beacon Heritage range was another 2010 success story for Barbour and for its Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida. The release of their 3rd season together sees a collection of country wear inspired, utility based clothing such as horse riding and motorcycle jackets.
Since his childhood, Yoshida has been fascinated by the wild lands of the British countryside and the effects it can have on clothing. He originally fell in love with the English wilderness when his father gave him a book filled with pictures of the British countryside – it is his passion for the outdoors which has inspired his intricate country-style designs.
Yoshida’s most recent range is the fifth season of the Beacon line and – as expected – includes several recurrences from the previous years like the classic Spey Fishing and Shoreman jackets. Along with the timeless jackets, new knitwear pieces have been introduced that offer practicality and comfort, as well as providing a modern twist on this classic English brand.
Head over to End Clothing to shop the full collection.