Barbour celebrates 120th birthday with short film

Barbour is celebrating its 120th birthday this year – it was founded in 1894 in the port of South Shields by John Barbour, “a Scotsman who saw a need for waterproof, reliable, hardwearing outerwear amongst working communities of the North East.”

Throughout the year, the brand has been delving into its archives, to illustrate and bring to life its heritage through the pieces, fabrics and design features that have defined it.

The most recent addition is the video about the Thornproof Riding Coat. Watch it below and find out more about Barbour’s extraordinary story at

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