Originally introduced in 1936, the Barbour International was a one-piece wax cotton suit developed specifically for the International Six Day Trial (IDST) event. Its popularity was such that nearly every rider on the IDST circuit from 1950-1970 wore the International, including the “King of Cool” Steve McQueen himself. Today, Barbour International refers to a standalone brand, hearkening back to the piece that made a name for Barbour as one of the leading authorities in motorcycle outerwear.
For its most recent collaboration, Barbour International worked with lifestyle brand Saturdays NYC to release some sweet moto- and surf-inspired fall-winter pieces. Headlining the collection is an updated take on the Barbour International A7 motorcycle jacket, featuring added corduroy overlays and a removable fleece lining. It’s joined by the Winter Quilt jacket, a piece borne out of the two brands’ cooperative efforts and sporting some styling cues from the esteemed International suit along with an all-new, refreshed design. A number of different knitwear options, t-shirts, and accessories round out the rest of the collection, including a set of wax cotton bags and bucket hats. You can scoop the Barbour x Saturdays FW20 collection from the Saturdays NYC website.
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