Barbour Rexton Wax Jacket
“When my dad would get dressed, he would just throw sh*t on and be out the door. He wouldn’t think twice about it.”
Chad McQueen (son of Steve McQueen)
Many iconic figures have come and gone in the acting industry but none have quite had the lasting impact and domineering presence like the original ‘king of cool'; Steve McQueen. Nonchalance and elegance are just a couple of the fundamental words that spring to mind whilst describing such a symbol of masculinity.
To pay homage to this legend (a word that is often overused nowadays), British heritage brand Barbour have a released a collection of clothing which is named after Steve McQueen; a man who had a distinct connection with the brand itself in his hay day. ‘The Barbour Steve McQueen’ clothing line had a successful launch in 2011, with most of the items from the first collection selling out extremely quickly. Following on from this success, Barbour have recently released their second Steve McQueen collection for spring/summer 2012.
As the many fans of Barbour would acknowledge, they have a unique collection of outerwear that can easily be singled out as the brands speciality. The Rexton Waxed Jacket featured is from the current ‘Barbour Steve McQueen Collection’ and a great statement item which oozes a sense of masculinity and befits every casual occasion possible.
As is tradition for Barbour, the rexton waxed jacket is constructed from the highest quality materials, is extremely durable and a timeless piece – which means it is a superb investment you will get extended use out of. Fine detailing such as the belt strap and the weathered finish really brings this jacket to life and adds character, whilst the American inspired inner lining adds to the perception of effortless ‘cool’ on display.
This jacket can be paired with a pair of slim fit cords, brogue boots and a flat cap to produce an on trend country inspired look, or thrown on with a pair of raw jeans and fitted tee for that desired nonchalance that defined McQueen. To sum up, this is a versatile staple piece and a fine addition to any ‘real’ man’s wardrobe.