Barbour‘s legacy has been passed down for over five generations, starting with the first oil cloth jacket produced by John Barbour in 1894. Barbour’s waxed cotton jackets have since become world-renowned, and the line has expanded to a complete brand with a dedicated following. Despite Barbour’s impressive success, the brand still seems to remain faithful to its winning formula for construction, evidenced by a recent visit to its South Shields, England headquarters. With a dedication to quality, the brand still produces their goods through raw materials and hand sewing – a novelty in an age of mass production. The brand also provides a “Repair Service” for its customers, adopting and fixing approximately 14,000 jackets per year. Enjoy an insider look at Barbour’s Headquarters above.