Classic hunting jackets by Barbour have been a crucial part of street style for almost two years, and the company has reacted to its resurgence in popularity by not only opening a new heritage-driven store on London’s Carnaby Street, but also offering more fashion-centric styles. Stylesight’s team of editors who attended last week’s Bread & Butter show in Berlin were happy to find two of the special Barbour projects for S/S 11. The brand’s new International jackets are inspired by the classic bomber suits from the 1970s, but now found in a lightweight nylon and ultra-vivid colors.
Also found was Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida’s ongoing collaboration, To Ki To. For S/S 11, the brand’s distinctive heritage and country craftsmanship is made modern with styles like the “Duralinen Trials Shirt” in olive, which includes a wrap that attaches to the rear of the jacket and keeps dirt off of the pants. Another standout was the puckered quilted hunting jacket with waxed rifle patches and canvas-lined pockets.
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