Celebrating it’s 120th anniversary this year, Barbour is an English company that is known for both its classic style and functionality. Thanks in part to William and Kate, the brand once geared toward the outdoorsman has become a stylish way to be casual and warm.
A Barbour waxed jacket is something you purchase once and enjoy for a lifetime (and maybe even pass down to your children as I’ve read some British families do!). Known as the “forever” jacket, its timeless look never goes out of style.
A Barbour jacket is on my men’s Holiday Gift Guide but women love them, too. It gives a smart look to the usual jeans and boots combination and can be worn year round – perfect for taking the dog on a walk or running errands on a misty winter day.
I have the Classic Beadnell Waxed Jacket, which I took with me on my quick trip to Arkansas last weekend. I love that it has a more feminine cut yet still has the signature Barbour tartan plaid lining.
After wearing mine a few weeks I know why Town & Country magazine named a Barbour coat a “wardrobe essential” earlier this year. This investment piece has already been such a great addition to my closet. And the hand-warming pockets add another layer of comfort.
There are several styles of Barbour waxed and quilted jackets – all of which make any dreary day feel super chic especially when worn with Hunter or my Trask boots. (Note: I usually wear a size 4 but got a size 6 in my jacket):
A Barbour jacket also makes a wonderful Christmas gift to husbands who like a rugged look, but one with a hint of refinement. He may not be fox hunting in the English countryside, but I promise he will love this jacket!
And don’t miss Barbour’s pet collection for your canine companions this holiday. The Tartan Dog Coat is just too adorable!
All Barbour coats have free 3-day shipping (and free returns!) online at Saint Bernard. They really are the perfect travel coat for the holidays!
And if you take care to get the jacket re-proofed (or re-waxed) when you notice the wax coat starting to wear off, it really will stay in your closet for decades. You can contact Barbour’s customer service to get jackets re-proofed ($35) or if you are in Dallas, each year Saint Bernard has a Barbour re-waxing event for their customers!
Thank you to Saint Bernard for partnering on this post!
And don’t forget to browse my Holiday Gift Guide for men, women, and children. I am blown away by your kind words and feedback about it!
Barbour Classic Beadnell Jacket //
Barrington Gifts Monogrammed Weekender Bag //
White and Warren Cashmere Crewneck //
Trask “Madison” Boots //
Citizen for Humanity “Rocket” Jeans //
Chloe Hoop Earrings ($85) by Julie Vos //
Photos: Katrice Howell Photography