Barbour: Steve McQueen Collection

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I know it’s only September the 4th but in my mind autumn has arrived. The warm summer evenings, the burnt orange sun, the lack of public holidays!!! It has also got me thinking about autumnal layering as the cooler weather descends.

Blinding... but so beautiful

Blinding… but so beautiful

It is about this time that I usually turn to the great British institution that is Barbour. In my opinion they are autumn. The waxed cottons, the greens, the knits and the occasional pop of colour always seem to capture this beautiful season so well.

Barbour x Tokihito Yoshida

Barbour x Tokihito Yoshida

A/W13 sees Barbour inspired by legendary style icon Mr Steve McQueen as they launch a new line synonymous with his effortless cool and linked to the 1964 ISDT motorcycling race, in which Steve McQueen led his American team in original Barbour waxed jackets.

Steve was a master of the "Who tapped my shoulder" game.

Steve was a master of the “Who tapped my shoulder” game.

My pick of the range has to be the waxed cotton ‘Hurricane’ jacket. A simply styled retro inspired jacket that is a key piece for the autumn season. Perfect for layering I would wear it with a plain white Tee like this one from James Perse, slim fitting Jeans from The Jean Shop and finished off with black leather Jack Purcell Converse.

The Hurraicaine - Headlining Barbour's Steve McQueen Collection

The Hurraicaine – Headlining Barbour’s Steve McQueen Collection

The Minimalist - Keep it Simple

The Minimalist – Keep it Simple

Barbour has it locked down up when it comes to stylish and practical pieces for the unpredictable British weather. Easy to layer, seasonal hues, practical textiles of the highest quality, all well-tailored ensuring that your money is well spent. I’m very much an advocate of few well-made key pieces over cheap throw away fashion and Barbour certainly fits that bill. John Lewis currently has the exclusive varsity jacket below as well as the cross body waxed bag at a reduced price both of which are not available on the Barbour website currently.

The Barbour Steve McQueen Varsity - Available at John Lewis

The Barbour Steve McQueen Varsity – Available at John Lewis

Waxed Cotton Cross Body Bag - Available at John Lewis

Waxed Cotton Cross Body Bag – Available at John Lewis

What do you think of the range?

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