J. Barbour and Sons Ltd.
About J. Barbour and Sons Ltd.
J. Barbour and Sons Ltd. designs, manufactures and markets clothing for men, women and children under the Barbour brand.
Founded in 1894 by John Barbour in South Shields, England, as an importer of oil cloth, J. Barbour and Sons Ltd. has become well known for its waxed cotton outdoor jackets. The company's waxed-cotton jackets are so well known that some people refer to any waxed-cotton jacket as a "Barbour jacket," irrespective of manufacturer.