The Barbour story began in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields. If theres one feature that distinguishes Barbour jackets more than any other, it is their almost legendary durability. Barbour is a true functional classic brand. With a worldwide reputation as the one of the finest British country casual brands, it has long been a staple of the more discerning clothing aficionados from all walks of life. Barbour Heritage is all about combining classical items of Barbour clothing and re-creating them with modern styling and detailing. These pieces should be considered perfect for the modern gent.