The weather is in keeping with the theme of hopeful rejoice as lockdown rules start to ease and the sun emerges. With the weather promising what appears to be days of gleeful socialising with friends, evening walks and relaxed barbeques, we look to classic, premium looks which will provide us with instant style, giving us more time to enjoy the finer things in life. With classic lines presented in contemporary profiles and chunky sandals perfect to juxtaposition with feminine and tough love looks alike, Barbour International’s summer style could not be more effortless. With designs that will seamlessly integrate into a plethora of pretty dresses, tailored trousers, and weekend-ready denim, Barbour International knows that versatile, classic silhouettes never go out of style.
Who ARE BARBOUR International?
In 1936, Duncan Barbour, a keen motorcyclist and third generation of the Barbour family, introduced into the collection a one-piece wax cotton suit called the Barbour International. The suit was developed specifically for the 1936 International Six Day Trials event and was so popular it was worn by virtually every rider on the circuit from the 1950s to 1970s, including actor Steve McQueen.
Fast forward to 2021, Barbour International is a standalone brand which celebrates its rich motorcycling heritage. With collections inspired by the biker look, new contemporary materials and innovative designs have introduced a new generation to this iconic style. With unparalleled design season after season, the brand has now cemented itself as one of the best places to find the coolest footwear, due to its unfussy silhouettes, acute attention to detail and unquestionable quality. So, what are the latest offerings from Barbour International for summer 2021?
Barbour’s latest offering of men’s footwear is a go-to for those moments when only laid-back style will do. Inspired by Barbour International’s motorcycle heritage, this latest collection features a selection of both casual and formal styles. Imagined in luxe, muted monochrome colourways with texture cupsole detailing on sporty designs, the trainers also include flexible rubber ankle liners for extra comfort and support.
The collection features trainers crafted from a hybrid of supple leather and comfortable neoprene, sure to add a contemporary finish to your smart casual looks. The contrasting outsoles of Haliwood give a sport-inspired finish, whilst the low-cut silhouette offers a refined silhouette perfect for pairing with skinny jeans and off-duty looks alike.
Also inspired by Barbour International’s iconic motorcycle style, this season’s ladies’ footwear features a choice of sports luxe inspired cupsole trainers and chunky sandals. Modern leather panels and hardware detailing add to a chic biker look, designed for today’s stylish woman. Perfect for contrasting against delicate florals and washed-out denim, Barbour International’s chunky leather sandals, such as Kiera, offer an exciting twist on your warm weather stylings. When it comes to trainers, Bianca is a modern take on the classic lace-up. Providing endless styling opportunities all year round, the premium leather uppers give a luxe finish whilst the extended flatform midsole presents a contemporary profile.