Two of the leading lifestyle brands, usually battling it out have joined forces to release the ultimate collaboration for the Autumn/Winter 2014 season. This limited edition release of highly covetable clothing and footwear bring together Barbour, whose unprecedented reputation for providing the very best in weather beating outerwear with premium sportswear and footwear brand adidas Originals to produce some of the must have pieces this season.
Taking three main themes, Country, Spectator and Military, each story and collection features jackets and trainers or boots designed to be worn together or standalone pieces. The stories reflect the heritage of both brands from Barbour’s country and military influence to sportswear, the heartland of adidias Originals.
Reflecting the best of both brands and taking inspiration from the archives this collaboration has given contemporary makeovers to some iconic pieces from the world of trainers and jackets.
Celebrating Barbour’s countryside heritage, the iconic Beaufort wax jacket has been given a makeover and new lease of life, named the Adiwick Jacket. Adding contemporary elements in the shape of adidas branded buttons, subtle green three stripe design to the rear and leather trims to the hem, pockets and hood, this is a quality 8oz waxed jacket that will see you seamlessly through the months.
To complement the Adiwick jacket, the classic adidas outdoor TS Runners have been given a specially designed waxed cotton tongue with a beautifully tanned upper leather finish, simple enough to accompany the jacket perfectly.
The Spectator story celebrates the heritage of the adidas brand and the long running history the brand has with sport. Barbour has also been seen pitch side for many a years, helping keep the spectators warm and dry with their quality outerwear garments. The Spectator collection combines the two together to produce perfectly designed retro inspired pieces for the sports lover.
The Johbar jacket takes on the iconic Barbour waxed jacket, adapted to meet the needs of the modern day sports fan. The contrasting sleeves, leather binding at the pockets and the cuffs along with the contrasting details adds a more laid back causal feel to the piece.
Moving onto footwear, the ZX555 takes inspiration from the classic ZX model with a slimer streamline silhouette for a more sports inspired design. These shoes have been designed to be worn with the Johbar jacket.
Alternatively, a lightweight showerproof jacket is also available in the Spectator collection, The Roubarb jacket. Inspired by the famous ‘Beckenbauer’ track top from adidas, this jacket mixes Barbour’s traditional quilted design for a warmer feel with a more laid back look of the track top. The CLMBA Barbour shoes in chilli red incorporate the Barbour Beacon logo to the peg ends and add a clever use of Ecotex tongue material.
We are currently awaiting images to be forwarded from Adidas for the Roubarb Jacket in Black.
The Military inspired story concentrates on a customized jacket that Barbour created for a captain in the British Army in the 1980s. Named the Baradi jacket, this multi pocket functional jacket has a contrasting camo printed lining, sections boasting pieces of material from the accompanying GSG9 boot finished with printed map to one patch pocket, helping the keep the British Army roots.
The accompanying footwear to the Baradi Jacket are the G6G9 Barbour Boots. Crafted from soft black nappa leather combined with Barbour waxed fabric makes these boots a natural military inspired boot to partner the Baradi Jacket perfectly.
These highly anticipated limited edition pieces are set to be huge this season and are available to Pre-Order from Aphrodite 1994 now.
Global launch date 8th November 2014
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