Sunday, July 12, 2009

Shopping for Barbour from 1998/1999


Internationals

Oilskins and black waxed cotton

Long and short cuts

Moleskin

Synthetics



90s knitwear


New Barbour gent

In case you missed it, here are some product offerings from the Winter 1998/Spring 1999 Barbour catalog. In the day, these catalogs were the best means of tracking new Barbour releases (beyond the stock range of Bedales, Beauforts and Borders). Many of the more exotic items--moleskin and Bushman jackets--never made it to (my corner of the) US. So, it was always fun to see non-stock Barbour items in cameo catalog form.

Barbour's newfound focus on youthful/urban/non-country clothing gave rise to a few unfortunate (though brief) additions to their product range:

Vintage in ten years?

4 comments:

Katey Szum said...

There is a Barbour clearance store (as if anything of theirs goes out of style or is not exceptionally well made) in Kittery, Maine. I've bought two amazing coats there, each for under $100. Heaven.

larkabout said...

Thank you for sharing these images!
-N.

Lesli Larson said...

Lark--

You're welcome! I hope they're useful... or provide amusement.

Katey--

I envy your proximity to a Barbour "clearance" store. Might be a great resource for discontinued items (my favorite).

brendan said...

The US HQ in Milford, NH has a little shop too. They have returns from their stockists, which they repair and put out for sale. They also have samples and overstock. I picked up a Cowen Commando waxed jacket for $75.00. It was a return, but perfectly new.