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Size & Fabric Guide

Alcantara

A unique 68% polyester and 32% Polyurethane ultramicrofibre, non-woven fabric combining aesthetic appeal with exceptional comfort, warmth, durability and easy maintenance.

British Wool Tweed

Using only pure wool fibres from the British Isles, this cloth offers strength and durability with a rugged appearance for the toughest of environments.

Cashmere

The word cashmere derives from an old spelling of Kashmir in Northern India and Pakistan. Cashmere wool is still obtained from goats in this region, who produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, soft underdown of hair mingled with a coarser guard hair.

The fine underdown is separated from the coarse hairs from the fine hair, dyed and converted into yarn, fabrics and garments. Cashmere is collected during the spring moulting season when the goats naturally shed their winter coat – no goats are harmed in cashmere production.

Cashmere Silk Blend

As the name implies, two exceptional fibres are combined to produce garments of exceptional beauty, feel and quality. A Cashmere and Silk blend is customarily used for Pashminas, but such fine qualities are now being brought to the finest knitwear.

Coyote Fur

Canada Goose use Coyote fur around the hood of their jackets because it never freezes, doesn't hold water and with the uneven hair lengths it crates a windbreak that protect the exposed skin, helping to reduce heat loss from the face.

Duralinen

Coated linen with a textured look. PU coating gives waxy, wet look and a casual, worn appearance.

Duracotton

A machine washable, cotton fabric with a water-resistant wax-effect resin coating.

Barbour Endurance

Barbour Endurance is made from a Cordura® based fabric. An abrasion resistant, air textured, high technology Nylon fibre engineered for durability, strength, lightness and easy care.

Even the lightest Cordura® fabric has two times the abrasion resistance of comparable standard air textured nylon. It offers the versatility to be used as a stand-alone fabric or mixed with cotton or wool fibres (depending on the design) to produce a more natural feel and flexibility.

Combining the Barbour Endurance face fabric with a waterproof and breathable drop liner provides a garment construction that enables styling and design detail to be readily incorporated without compromising functionality with endless seam sealing of the outer fabric. The Barbour Drop Liner system includes a hydrophilic laminate, which is completely waterproof yet highly breathable and windproof keeping you dry, warm and comfortable – and it’s fully machine washable at 30°C.

Barbour Featherweight Waterproof Breathable

Barbour's new waterproof breathable Featherweight garments are made from a high-density weave 100% polyester with a waterproof laminated membrane.

Flyweight 4oz Barbour Sylkoil wax

This brand new fabric is Barbour's lightest waxed cotton since 1894, yet its specially woven high-density cotton base means that it retains all traditional durability and weatherproof qualities. Garments are at least 30% lighter than the 6oz equivalent.

Goretex

Goretex fabrics are waterproof but ‘breathable’. They are created by laminating a special membrane to variety of high-performance textiles, then sealing them with an innovative solution for guaranteed waterproof protection.

The membrane contains over 9 billion microscopic pores per square inch. These pores are approximately 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water, but 700 times bigger than a molecule of moisture vapour. As a result, water droplets can’t penetrate the membrane, whilst moisture vapour from the body (a gas) can easily escape.

Barbour International

A range of gentlemen’s, ladies’ and children’s retro jackets, inspired by Barbour’s vintage motorcycle heritage.

Barbour Liberty Print

These Barbour ladies jackets feature classic print linings by Liberty of London, the iconic English store which has been a forerunner in style, sophistication and ‘avant garde’ for over 100 years. As Time Out magazine says: “Liberty is an experience to savour…a perfect clash of innovation, tradition and English eccentricity.”

Merino

Merino is a breed of sheep prized for wool regarded as being some of the finest and softest in the world. The very finest merino wool comes from New Zealand’s south island.

Merino is often used in high-end, performance athletic wear as it is excellent at regulating body temperature when worn against the skin – the wool provides some warmth, without overheating the wearer. It is often blended with silk and cashmere.

Microfibre

Microfibre is a man-made fabric, woven from tiny man-made fibres that weigh less than 1.0 denier. Fabrics made from these extra-fine fibres provide gentle drape, and are incredibly soft.

Comparatively, microfibres are two times finer than silk, three time finer than cotton, eight times finer than wool, and one hundred times finer than a human hair. Currently, Barbour uses two types of microfibres – nylon and polyester.

Moleskin

Soft, warm yet strong, this 100% cotton fabric used primarily in trousers and jackets, and is.

Polyester

An extremely strong, synthetic fibre that is resistant to abrasion. It doesn’t crease easily and maintains its shape well. It dries quickly and is warmer to wear than cotton. Often blended with cotton to improve crease resistance and drying time.

Polyamide (Nylon)

This extremely strong, abrasion-resistant fibre resists creasing well, dries quickly, but is cool to the touch and comfortable to wear.

Polarquilt

Quilted jackets with a fleece internal lining.

Sea Island Cotton

Sea Island cotton is said to be the most exquisite cotton. It is used in the finest cotton fabrics and is often mixed with silk. It was originally planted in the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia in America, around 1786 and has always commanded the highest price of all cottons, due to its long ‘staple’ (fibre length) and its silky texture.

Silk

Silk is a unique natural fibre, produced from the cocoons of the silk moth larvae. The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract light at different angles, producing different colours.

It is comfortable to wear in warm weather and its low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather. It is often used for clothing such as shirts, ties, blouses, formal dresses, high fashion clothes, lingerie, pyjamas, robes, dress suits and sun dresses. Combined with other fibres – ¬such as cashmere – it makes exceptional knitwear, shawls and scarves.

Soft Cotton

Our soft cotton is 100% finely brushed cotton twill.

Barbour Sylkoil Wax

Sylkoil wax is Barbour's oldest and more traditional wax cotton. This is an 'unshorn' woven cotton which is dyed and waxed.

The natural characteristics of the cotton are reflected in the rich colour and finish. The fabric is matt in appearance and has a drier handle than Thornproof.

Barbour Thornproof Wax

Thornproof wax is a lustrous wax with deep colour and even touch. The cotton is dyed and then calendared between rollers to produce a clean and smooth finish. The fabric was originally designed to protect the wearer from sharp thorns and brambles. Thornproof wax is available in 6oz.

Tweed

Using only pure wool fibres from the British Isles, this unique cloth offers strength and durability with a rugged appearance for the toughest of environments.

Tweed is made in either plain or twill weave, and may have a check or herringbone pattern. Subdued, interesting colour effects are obtained by twisting together differently coloured woollen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn.

Tweeds are desirable for informal outerwear, being warm, moisture-resistant and very durable. Tweeds are commonly worn for outdoor activities such as shooting and hunting, in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, though make a stylish statement as a casual jacket in almost any situation.

Barbour Waterproof Breathable Drop Liners

A Barbour Drop Liner is applied to the inside of a garment to provide a waterproof and breathable lining. This lining is independent of the outer fabric and provides a garment construction that enables styling and design detail to be readily incorporated without compromising functionality with endless seam sealing of the outer fabric.

The Barbour Drop Liner system utilises a hydrophilic laminate applied to a woven Barbour Tartan Polyester fabric for aesthetic qualities, which is completely waterproof yet highly breathable keeping you warm, dry and comfortable.

Waxed leather

Natural Cow hides which have been treated with protective wax treatment.

Waxed silk

Made from pure natural silk, this unique and luxurious weatherproof fabric has been re-introduced from the Barbour archive. Pure silk is proofed with oil and waxes to provide the lightest drape, yet with durable protection from the elements.

Wool – Duffle Coats & Reefer Jackets

70% wool mix fabric is woven at the foot of the Italian Apennine Mountains from fine yarns. After weaving, the fabric is steamed to create a weatherproof finish that is warm, wind resistant and will retain its good looks for years.

Each panel is individually hand-pressed during the tailoring process in England and the whole coat is given a final hand pressing to create that unique look that comes only from the very best coats.

Wool

Luxurious, warm, natural fibre from sheep. It is warm to wear, but doesn’t naturally dry quickly so best for dry days. Many yarn types and blend are available. It is also used to produce felted, worsted fabrics. Merino wool is very fine, soft wool from the Merino sheep.

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