My husband has had a Barbour jacket for as long as I can remember. I have always liked it but never bought one myself, because I wasn't sure if I would wear such a casual style very often. In September, to give the style a "trial run" and see if I would actually wear it before investing in a Barbour, I decided to buy the more economical JCrew version, shown here:
Barbour jackets were originally worn by the English hunting set, as they are warm but not bulky, and the waxed canvas outer layer resists water very well.
Recently, Barbour jackets have been popping up on stylish girls like Alexa Chung
and Olivia Palermo.
The classic Bedale is boxy and a bit large, so it looks best worn with skinny jeans or leggings.
The International style is a modern twist on the classic Barbour style, as it is belted and fitted, accented with shiny brass hardware.
Liberty of London partnered with Barbour to do a line of jackets lined in Liberty's fabulous flowery printed fabric.
So after wearing my JCrew waxed jacket all Fall, I am making the jump to put a Barbour jacket on my Christmas list. Santa, are you reading this?
Do you have a Barbour jacket? Happy Friday!