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Barbour International

Authentic motorcycle clothing since 1936 – Barbour International is home to the original biking jacket. 

Find out all you need to know on how and when Barbour International started, join the Barbour International Tour to discover inspirational places across the globe and watch the new Spring Summer Heritage Originals collection in our Café Racer inspired video.

Barbour International Six Days Trial

We’re inviting you to take part in the Barbour International Six Days Trial: A race that is fuelled by style. Visit one of our participating stores, style your favourite outfit from the new collection and step inside our Barbour International photo booth.

How To Take Part

History of Barbour International

In 1894, John Barbour began trading in the burgeoning port of South Shields, supplying oilskins and other garments to sailors, fishermen and dockers. In 1908 Barbour introduced its first oilskin suit for motorcycling and the love affair with biking began. Take a ride through our timeline below and discover the Barbour International story.

Barbour's inaugural catalogue includes an oilskin suit suitable for

motor cycling as “they are impregnable by wind or wet.”

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International Heritage Originals Trophy

From angled pockets to heroines and Steve McQueen, discover all you need to know about Barbour International in our A-Z.

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