The Barbour jacket: the perfect practical-meets-insouciant, steal-your-boyfriend’s-clothes-and-still-look-mussed-up-sexy type garment…
I just have to ask, when did Barbours become the height of edgy cool? They are DOMINATING the streets of Cambridge, and are the perfect practical-meets-insouciant, steal-your-boyfriend’s-clothes-and-still-look-mussed-up-sexy type garment. By definition, the irritatingly stylish Alexa Chung has been seen out and about in hers, looking chic and gamine to boot.
Therefore I must admit to having been a little bit hesitant, but having done my research, am loving the country cool look, especially on discovering the amazing panoply of ‘ironic’ coloured Hunter wellies (warning: do not wear these with your Barbour). As someone from the country (field and farms and everything, honest), I am delighted that Barbours are being given a new lease of life, and having checked out a surprisingly flashy website, I am practically persuaded.
They are a tad expensive, but think of them like the perfect biker jacket: classic, awesome, and they’ll NEVER go out of fashion (guaranteed, this garment will last longer than you will). So get keen, and steal your dad’s. Extra points if you ‘borrow’ it from your grandfather. Warm, practical, and a nod to the Cambridge fash pack, I’m SO THERE if I can get over smelling like a wax crayon the whole time.
Markus Lupfer Naughty jersey mini T-shirt dress, $160
Lace Bolero, $90
CHEAP MONDAY ZIP LOW USA BLUE BLUE COTTON/ELASTANE –, 40 GBP
Hunter Festival lace-up Wellington boots, $225
Dr Martens Diva Darla Chelsea Heeled Boot, $145