120 years ago, Barbour was founded in the port of South Shields by John Barbour, a Scotsman who saw a need for waterproof, reliable, hard-wearing outerwear amongst working communities of the North East. Previously, fishermen had used stiff, badly wearing jackets coated with tar and fish oils. The introduction of oilcloth meant a softer, more comfortable jacket with the same water repellent qualities and added longevity.
Now, with 3 Royal Warrants - Barbour have grown into one of the UK's most cherished and loved brands. They provide a range of elegant and stylish clothing and accessories - offering the very best of British Country clothing. With a wide range of men and women's jackets and coats - there's now something to suit all styles from city sophisticates to motorcyclists, from rock bands to royalty - Barbour has something for everyone whilst always maintaining impeccable quality.
Shop at Nicholls Online for the latest Barbour styles of jackets, coats, shirts, knitwear, bags and accessories for ladies and men. We have traditional Barbour designs as well as new collaborations with William Morris and Julie Dodsworth.