In addition to being quite possibly the ultimate Barbour jacket, this Paul Smith and Barbour collaboration represents the very best of British. The Land & Sea capsule collection harnesses the power of two iconic British design houses to produce a new Sail jacket that is both practical and stylish in equal measure.
Made from pure cotton with a waxed finish, this navy Sail jacket maintains the functionality and practicality that Barbour has come to epitomise. This Barbour spin-off also retains the familiar wool mix collar, which will be a welcome presence in the coming winter months, whilst the Paul Smith design keeps this Sail jacket fresh and unique.
This is not just another standard Barbour jacket. The nautical detail on the front pocket and the lettering pattern on both the front and back of the piece subtly and effectively integrates the distinctively quirky Paul Smith look. By retaining the traditional Barbour structure and material but introducing the Paul Smith influence, this new collaboration manages to simultaneously exude both ruggedness and unconventional gentry. And it’s about as quintessentially British as you can get.
Due to its classic appeal and navy colouring, this versatile Sail jacket will complete virtually any outfit. An obvious choice is to play up to the ever popular heritage look, especially this autumn/winter when it is set to become a major trend influence.
However, if you’re going to invest in a slightly different Barbour jacket like this, take a risk and try it in a completely different outfit. Why not cross the pond for inspiration and wear it with a plain white t-shirt, a plaid over shirt, sturdy jeans and some leather boots to complete the American Workwear look. This look stands for everything that the Paul Smith-Barbour Sail jacket represents: Reliability, simplicity and, most importantly, looking great.
Retailing at £499, pick up your Paul Smith and Barbour Sail jacket from Harrods.