Trout fishing in Teesdale, Ravanelli banging in that hat-trick against Liverpool, corned beef and tomato sauce sandwiches, and my Dad’s foisty Northumbria Barbour. Them were days. Fast forward a few decades and the only thing I’ve fished lately is my duds from the washing machine, Middlesbrough have just dispatched the might of Brentford (no disrespect to any town supporters), yesterdays sandwich filling consisted of grilled tofu, and our favourite North East makers of coats is now knocking out fishtail hems. Who would have thought it.
Despite diversifying into slightly more contemporary tailoring over recent years, Barbour remain true to their heritage roots by continuing to serve up the heavy-duty, waterproof jackets we’ve become accustomed to. Our pals over at Triads have just received their first AW14 drop and it doesnt disappoint, underlining the fact that even after a whopping 120 years of trading, Barbour remain very much at the forefront of British outerwear manufacturing.
Taking a look at their latest offerings, the Game Parka stands out with its waxed cotton construction, fleece lining, drawstring fishtail-hem and ‘cocoon like’ fixed hood; or if you prefer a more classic feel, then check out the re-issue of their AW13 Beacon jacket, which takes inspiration from Tokihito’s sports jacket (the very same one worn by Daniel Craig in Skyfall). As with all Japanese inspired threads expect to see some more complexities such as boatload of buttons and flaps and such like.
Get them all over at Linthorpe Roads finest, Triads.