UNIFORM | Worn-in Classics


Photo via Barbour People.

If there's one thing I've observed as a consumer over the past decade or so it's that the faux or manufactured wear on clothing is almost always a big fail. You just can't recreate years and years of age and wear. This seems especially relevant in the denim marketplace where jean makers are still chasing after the look of earnest rips and wear lines. The photo above from the tumblr Barbour People (photos of real people wearing Barbour)—shows us just how buttery an old Barbour can get, and those Vans have been around the block too—which thankfully only take about one summer to get decently broken in, can't say the same for a Barbour—that takes decades.

P.S. A photo from a Barbour catalog circa 1987 (I bet that one's pretty good by now).

5 comments:

That's Not My Age said...

Completely agree. Clothes - particularly jeans - look so much better when they've been worn in (worn out?) naturally.

Makenzie said...

My parents recently moved to London and every time I visit them I drool so hard over all the barbour coats. There a little out of my price range still but one day I hope to own one!

Lizzie said...

@Makenzie if you're ever in Maine there's a Barbour outlet in Kittery, ME. Discounts up to 70%. I'm hoping to check it out this September, will report back!

Jade said...

the woman is this photo is super beautiful. makes the clothes look that much better!

Nomadic D. said...

Barbour jackets are some of the best aging items out there. I think a well-worn one is 1000 times more luxurious and fabulous than a new one. Saw one at the flea market here that looked about 60 years old, buttery soft and faded in all the right places, but sadly it was 12 sizes too big! I'll just have to be patient and wait til mine gets there on its own. I've had it for 20 years so it's coming along nicely, but it still has many many years ahead of it!

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