Barbour and Baracuta, two iconic British brands, have joined forces in an exciting collaboration. Debuting in AW23, this collection of three wax outerwear styles is set to captivate fashion enthusiasts. The jackets in this collection are not only stylish but also functional, with multiple pockets and linings that feature a blend of Barbour and Baracuta Tartans.
The collaboration serves as a celebration of the 85th Anniversary of Baracuta’s legendary One and Only Original Harrington Jacket, known worldwide as the G9. This collection offers a fresh take on the classic, merging Barbour’s signature details with a modern twist, making it a perfect blend of heritage and contemporary fashion.
Taking inspiration from the 1960s UK Ivy League look and East Coast preppy style, this collection pays homage to these influences with three distinct styles in various colorways, seamlessly merging heritage with modern aesthetics.
The Barbour x Baracuta Porton Wax jacket is a modern interpretation of Baracuta’s classic G9 style, featuring elasticated ribbed cuffs and a two-stud collar, available in olive or navy.
The Barbour x Baracuta Brown Wax jacket, offered in black or olive, draws its inspiration from Baracuta’s signature G4 Jacket. It boasts a slightly roomier fit than the G9, with a horizontal-cord-lined stand collar, deep flap pockets, safety wallet pockets, and Baracuta’s iconic umbrella back yoke.
The collection also introduces the Barbour x Baracuta Clayton Wax jacket, a heavyweight 8oz waxed masterpiece. It is equipped with six front pockets and three back pockets, including an umbrella pocket, and features a double stud collar up to the hood, crafted from 8-whale corduroy fabric for weather protection.
Ian Bergin, Barbour’s Director of Menswear, expressed his delight in collaborating with the Baracuta design team to bring this collection to life. This collaboration showcases the perfect blend of authenticity and relevance, offering a range of instant collectibles. It’s a testament to how heritage brands can interpret the past for the modern consumer, creating fashion that transcends time.