Category Archives: Barbour

Barbour Reproofing and Repairs

The point had come when character had changed to dilapidation.  I am talking about the family Barbour collection. Son has out grown his youth Beaufort, and is moving into the old Border. Daughter, finding the Border a bit restricting, is … Continue reading

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Multi-generational Headwear

The Boy was out in the snow yesterday wearing his Barbour jacket and an old cap of my Father’s.  My Mother bought the cap at a Daks factory sale before the Boy was born.  In fact, the cap had been … Continue reading

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Beaufort Minor

Flushed with my success at the auction, I have gotten myself an eBay account.  Here is the tale of my first sortie into that particular breach. For a long time, I have wanted a tweed hat something like the one … Continue reading

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J. Barbour & Sons

I haven’t a clue what I was doing when JFK was shot, but I do remember buying my first Barbour.  It was in 1986, from a gun shop in Edinburgh.  I sold my first shotgun, a Spanish boxlock, and bought a Border and … Continue reading

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