Barbour International was established in 1936 as a celebration of Barbour’s long and rich motorcycling heritage. Starting up as a family brand, John Barbour’s love affair with biking began when he first introduced the oilskin suit for motorcycling. Years later, he created an international sensation when he began producing quilted and classic wax jackets from the South Shields headquarters. Today, Barbour International is a separate, stand-alone brand and the collection brings high-octane clothing and accessories all reminiscent of the biker years while still providing unrivalled functionality, style and practicality to everyday wear. A Barbour International jacket has become a signature wardrobe staple – and for good reason – as each piece offers exceptional design and outstanding quality.