As Baracuta celebrates the 85th birthday of its iconic G9 jacket, a surprisingly new friendship has emerged with fellow British clothing institution Barbour. Despite sharing many characteristics, this collaboration marks the first time they’ve paired up on a project.
Marrying their common values, Barbour have taken the garment usually referred to as the Harrington and reimagined it with a more contemporary aesthetic. A total of three jackets get the collaboration treatment, each with its own character infused with subtle developments that come from both brands.
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Re-imagining Baracuta’s iconic style with Barbour’s signature details is highlighted in
the Barbour x Baracuta Clayton Wax. This 8oz heavyweight waxed jacket,
features 6 pockets to the front and 3 pockets to the back, including an umbrella
pocket curated for optimal storage. Key features also include a double stud collar up
to the hood for weather protection made up of 8 whale corduroy fabric. This design is
the perfect blend of both British brands.
Ian Bergin, Director of Menswear explained “It’s been a great pleasure to work with
the Baracuta design team on developing this collaboration. The G9 with its umbrella
yolk and Fraser tartan is a men’s classic; we have used that as the bedrock of the
collection and fused that with iconic Barbour DNA in terms of our Barbour family
Classic tartan and our all-weather 8oz Oban wax cotton. The idea was to create a
small range of instant collectables and we worked with the Baracuta team to refine
and perfect our ideas. The two brands working together is all about the correct
approach to authenticity and relevance focusing on how iconic heritage brands
interpret the past for a modern consumer.”
Baracuta added: “It’s been a natural match. We deeply respect Barbour’s history,
heritage, commitment to craftsmanship and quality. Barbour’s products are known for
their durability and style, with some being globally recognised as true icons of British
fashion. We enjoyed working with the Barbour team, creating pieces that last for
decades and pay tribute to the values we both cherish, while also blending the best
of our two brands. We hope all Baracuta and Barbour fans will love this Limited
Edition as much as we do. It’s a unique, distinguished, and modern collection of
three collectibles that perfectly reflect Ivy Style inspiration.”