Originally founded back in 1894 as an oil cloth import service, the company J. Barbour & Sons was famously known for their waterproof waxed-cotton jackets. Due to the infamously soggy British climate, these jackets became a staple of British life and soon spread in popularity across the world. Today, many similar waxed-cotton jackets are referred to as “Barbour Jackets”, whether made by Barbour or not! Lady Diana was often seen sporting a Barbour throughout the 1980’s when she could certainly have had anything she wanted to wear. We have quite a few currently in store, so stop by and pick one up. If it’s good enough to keep British Royalty dry, it’s probably good enough for you, too!
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