A guilty pleasure of mine is Countryfile on the BBC, it just wouldn’t be Sunday without it. Having a career in heritage it is quite often relevant to work, but even when it’s not I love the locations, activities and even the clothes- Khaki colours, chunky knits and sturdy boots, perfect for long walks and rural adventures. My little piece of the countryside comes in the form of my Barbour jacket. A much anticipated Christmas present, it has already accompanied me on several suitably rural outings, and not so rural shopping trips.
As you can see mine is quilted and fleece lined (really warm) rather than the more traditional waxed, but both are no longer confined to the fields of farmers. The quilted jacket has been seen all over the high street since AW11 as has the country/heritage look, of which Barbour is undoubtedly the epitome. The label has been around since 1894, expanding from one small family run shop in South Shields to a worldwide lifestyle clothing brand. Yet it continues to stay true to its British heritage roots as you can see in the latest SS12 heritage originals collection.
I am completely in love with the bird and fish prints and will definitely be keeping an eye out for some similar, more affordable pieces to mix with my Barbour.