Outerwear: Styling My New Waxed Barbour Jacket.

I couldn’t believe my luck when Barbour contacted me on Instagram to say I had won a competition.  The Barbour team explained that a photograph that I had shared on Instagram wearing one of their jackets had acquired quite a few views, hence winning this competition. They explained that I could choose an item from their website up to the value of £250.00. After the shock of this lovely surprise sinking in, I decided to check out their waxed jacket selection. It is such a long time since I have owned one in that style so I knew this was going to be my choice.

The first one I owned was in my twenties. It was a boxy style and I wore it until it fell to pieces.  Barbour was founded in 1845 and has been creating the timeless wax style jackets and outwear for which it is best known since 1910.   Since then, very little about this design has changed. A few minor tweaks, here and there on the style, but at its heart, everything remains true to the original design – especially the great quality of workmanship along with comfort and functionality.

For me, this is what makes this jacket so iconic. It has an illustrious fan base, not only here but throughout the world. As well as being very “on-trend”, Barbour is, of course, also associated with the upper class and royalty.  This “oh-so British” brand is just as popular, today, as it ever was. The Alexa Chung collaboration has brought a blend of nostalgia and fashion-forward thinking.

The likes of Megan Markle, Kate Middleton and many more wear the waxed jacket and various other styles.  If you are looking for a quilted style of Barbour, I have written about it, here

Before ordering my jacket, I wanted to go into one of their shops or a retail outlet that sells Barbour such as John Lewis to have a good old “try on”. I’m lucky because Barbour have a large shop in the Northeast, so I tried a lot of jackets on.

As this will be a forever piece, I wanted to get the style, size and length right. I was after a slightly oversized and slouchy look. I am between a size twelve and fourteen so I sized up to give me room to wear a jumper, underneath. The style I loved and settled on is the “Beadnell” in the colour, sage. I also got the hood which shows off the lovely tartan and finishes the jacket off to perfection. I feel that this jacket is an upgrade to my wardrobe and I’m not only wearing a quality piece of clothing but something traditional, practical and, most importantly, weatherproof……. very important where I live, plus, I’m too old to be cold.

With my Barbour wollen hat

As you can see in the photographs, this jacket never goes out of style. It’s a classic which can be worn throughout the year with pretty much anything and just as “on trend” now as it ever was. This is a staple item in anyone’s wardrobe. My husband and children all have a Barbour jacket.

With my Nike cap

They are a little on the pricey side but will last forever if you take care of them. It’s a garment to cherish. I noticed, when visiting their shop in the Northeast, that they offer a service that allows their customers to return their Barbour jacket at any time to be re-waxed, cleaned, repaired or altered. Barbour recommends that you re-wax your jacket annually depending on wear.

I hope you have enjoyed my post which may contain some affiliate links. If you click through to the product, there is no cost to you. The small commission I may earn helps me with the costs of running my blog.

Notes

I won my Barbour waxed Jacket and hood so was under no obligation to write about it.

Style is the Beadnell. Colour is Sage

Please leave a message in the comments if you have any questions

Take care.

Alison x

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16 Comments

  1. Nice coat Alison, you wear it well.
    Thanks for sharing today. Jacqui x

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    How wonderful to win a prize like this. Love the meticulous way you chose your jacket with a view to it lasting a lifetime. They are iconic pieces. Thanks for linking

  3. Karen
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    Lucky you! You look trendy, pretty, cozy and happy in all the stylings of your jacket. ❤️

    • Thank you,Karen. I was so shocked as I never win anything. It is a forever piece and I know I’ll wear it a lot in our rainy part of the world.x

  4. Congratulations on your win!! That is a gorgeous jacket. I have heard of Barbour but have never seen any pieces here in the part of the US where I live. I didn’t realize they would need to be re-waxed! Love it with your cargo pants!!

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    • Thank you, Marsha. I’ve missed not having a waxed jacket. It’s such a versatile item and much needed in the NE,England as it rains a lot!

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    Those are so British! And I love everything British!

    • It is certainly a piece of quality clothing. Have a lovely weekend Nancy.

    • Thank you,Ayesha. I’ve been wanting this jacket for quite a while. Great addition to your wardrobe. xx

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    You lucky cow! I’ve often thought about trying a Barbour . It would be great for walking Beau. I like it in the navy too xx

    • Wow! I’m not usually that lucky so did get a shock. I do love it though.

    • Thank you, Jess. I’ll be wearing this jacket for a long time to come, it’s such great quality. I can see you looking fabulous in in this jacket.x

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