Barbour’s iconic waxed jackets have been beloved and well-worn since they were introduced in the late 1800s. And while J.Crew’s barn coats have been around for a considerably shorter amount of time, they still have earned a loyal and devoted audience because of their casual, adaptable style.
So it makes sense that for their next collaboration, the two brands would join the weather-resistant waxed cotton of Barbour’s jackets with the timeless design of J.Crew’s barn coat. The style, which is available online and in select J.Crew stores starting today, is the perfect merger, blending the best elements both brands have to offer. And because it’s cut from a lighter 4 oz cotton (in place of the traditional 6 oz material), it’s an ideal weight for beating spring’s inclement weather. At $450, it’s not cheap — but with regular re-waxing, people have been known to wear Barbour’s jackets for decades. Consider this an investment in your personal style that will last for years to come.