Video by Two Yanks and a Brit UK for Highsnobiety.com
In the latest installment of Highsnobiety TV, we take a visit to Barbour‘s South Shields headquarters. Led by the brand’s Head of Outerwear, we touch upon Barbour’s 120-year heritage, the process of making a classic wax jacket, the importance of an in-house repair center, and the future of the iconic clothier. The 4.5-minute video is inter-cut with actual footage of a jacket being made, which we learn passes through the hands of 36 people from start to finish in the factory. Since Barbour’s most iconic pieces are renowned for their ability to withstand rain, precision is key and most of the factory’s workers are longstanding.