A mainstay of British fashion since the South Shields-based brand was founded by John Barbour in 1894, Barbour have become synonymous with hard-wearing but stylish outerwear with a functional outlook for more than a century. Teaming up with END., the retailer and global fashion label envisage a contemporary interpretation of two iconic garments from the Barbour archive. Showcasing a joint vision of functionality with a twist of modern aesthetics, END. and Barbour present the Ashby wax jacket and the Fishing vest in a re-engineered form.
Detailed with an asymmetrical design, the Ashby wax jacket is constructed from a 6oz Sylkoil and 4oz lightweight waxed cotton and 8 wale corduroy. Embellished with a duo of handwarmer pockets, a trio of bellow pockets and a vent to the reverse, the Ashby style is finished with Barbour’s anti-reflective zip closure – a military grade system designed to ensure complete concealment when in the field.
Adapting Barbour’s classic fishing vest, the Fishing Vest sees END. apply their re-engineered patchwork treatment to the practical garment, resituating the style within a future-facing context. Asymmetrical with Barbour’s signature diamond quilting to the front panels and curved quilting to the reverse, this liner is constructed from a combination of 4oz and 2oz waxed cotton for traditional water resistance. Detailed with a duo of flap pockets, two bellow pockets and a zip chest pocket, two d-rings add a further boost of tactical aesthetics alongside the stealthy anti-reflective zip hardware.
Complete with bespoke, dual-branded Tyvek patches to the interior, END. and Barbour bond the rich heritage of North East England to a forward-thinking stylistic sensibility, re-engineering a fundamental aspect of British design with a street-ready identity.
The END. x Barbour Re-Engineered Collection is now active on END Launches with a launch set for the 23rd of November.