J Barbour & Sons Ltd is a distinguished and inherently British luxury lifestyle brand. Founded in 1894 by John Barbour in South Shields, Barbour designs and manufactures weatherproofed outerwear, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. It is renowned for its waxed cotton jackets, which have become a staple of British countryside dressing and are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside. Barbour’s Classic Wax Jackets have earned the brand three Royal Warrants, a true testament to this heritage brand’s functionality, durability and timeless style.