Their origins lie in sailors' oilskins, canvas proofed with linseed oil, and also with the British love of outdoor activities - field sports, mountaineering, exploring, motor sport - in all weathers.
|Closely woven cotton, Ventile or Grenfell, is wind and water-proof|
As with most clothing classics there is an interesting heritage recorded in old photographs - find what inspiration you can here.
|The oldest jacket in the Barbour archive - 1910|
|Royalty and waxed jackets|
|Steve McQueen in Barbour|
|Barbour and the Royal Navy|
|Che Guevara in Belstaff|