From the archives

Comfort Media: 1961 Barbour Catalog

Under quarantine, I’m consoled by livestreams of apartment concerts with Ceceile McLorin, free access to Met Opera broadcasts and Blossome Dearie playlists on YouTube. Soundtrack secured, I’m browsing comfort print catalog content and ephemera via Google Books, Flickr Commons and the Library of Congresss Digital archives. Beyond that, I’m turning back the clock to a …

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Shopping From the Past

#Farmcore

Searching for generic images for a U/X personas project, I happened upon the Exactitudes¬†project featuring typologies of people who wear similar uniforms. My fave typology from Exactitudes is the one featuring a group identified as “farmcore.” From afar, the only thing that seems to identify someone as farmcore is wearing a Barbour jacket. Things that …

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From the archives Outdoor Miscellany

Archival Keeperwear

Shopping from 2001: Barbour Keeperwear Jacket I don’t hunt but I love the purpose-built features of a well made shooting jacket. Juliette, owner of Hub & Bespoke, recommends the Barbour quilted nylon Keeperwear, a jacket that has been in the Barbour product line for over a decade. The Keeperwear resembles the classic Liddesdale but comes …

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Shopping From the Past

Shopping from the past: Barbour jackets

Aspirational layering (zippers, webbing, waxed cotton and wool) For a little winter cheer, I’m reprinting pages from my favorite Barbour print catalog from the early 1990s. Compared to current offerings, the catalog presents a minimalist collection of jackets. Each has a specific, distinctive feature making it unique to the line. Once you memorize this catalog …

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STP Salvage: Barbour and John Partridge

Archival clothing excavations from Sierra Trading Post (discontinued and close-out items soon to be disappearing from view). Wool Donegal Sweater Keeperwear Quilt Jacket (for Women) New Classic Eskdale Jacket Newfoundland Quilt Vintage Wax Beaufort Linhope Shooting Vest (for Women) Barbour Beauchamp Waterproof Country Tweed Pullover John Partridge Linchfield Vest John Partridge Tuareg Hooded Jacket John …

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