[wide][/wide]From the very origins of the company, tartan has played an important part in Barbour’s history. The family name Barbour originated in the 13th century in Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland. Over the centuries, the family spread to the south west where John Barbour’s direct lineage can be traced to the late 1600s. John Barbour never forgot his Scottish roots, even when he moved over to the border to the burgeoning port of South Shields to open the very first Barbour shop in 1894.
Barbour celebrates its long association with tartan by a collection inspired by the original Dress Tartan. Stone, navy and red are the colors. The collection features light summer macs, quilts, knitwear and shirts. It features also the irreplaceable Harrington jacket. Hereunder a reversible one.