THE BARBOUR INTERNATIONAL
The jacket we see today, with its iconic slanted breast pocket, was developed from the original International one-piece wax cotton suit, which was produced for the gruelling 1936 International Six Day Trials event.
Designed by Duncan Barbour – of J Barbour & Sons fame, obvs – a keen motorcyclist himself, the suit became so popular it was worn by over half of all the riders in the 1954 ISDT event and in 1964 by the legendary stunt rider, Bud Ekins. Oh, and Ekins actor pal, Steve McQueen.
The original International jacket with its distinctive chest pockets (originally designed to hold maps) remains in manufacture today, produced to a near identical specification.
This piece, exclusive to ASOS, takes note from this heritage, with its clean, functional design carrying strong echoes of the original Barbour International Jacket. Belted like the original motorcycle suits from back in the day, and carrying a subtle version of the iconic Barbour International badge, it’s a tough, timeless style, that’s been tested in the field.
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