Barbour International and YMC collaborate for the first time for Autumn/Winter 22
Two icons of British style have come together for a truly exciting collaboration. Motorcycle inspired Barbour International has collaborated for the first time with independent brand YMC this Autumn Winter. This empowering collection takes inspiration from Barbour International’s motorcycle heritage and YMC’s functional fashion wear inspired by military and workwear garments to create an exciting collection of authentic, contemporary clothing. The collection features a choice of outwear styles including wax jackets, fleeces and casuals, tees, trousers and accessories.
YMC, Creative Director Fraser Moss said “It’s been an honour to work with the truly iconic British brand Barbour which has been in existence since 1894. We were asked to collaborate on their Barbour International label, the pioneers of the wax motorcycle suit and the legendary Original Green bike jacket designed in 1951. This jacket has been adorned by the likes of Steve McQueen and is as iconic as the 5-pocket Jean and the white t-shirt”
For the collaboration, I took classic details from the Barbour archive and put them through the YMC blender to recreate a modern take on the bike gang. Inspired by the Bosozoku Japanese subculture and our very own Ton-Up boys as well as cult movies such as On Any Sunday (1971), Some People (1962) and Kenneth Anger’s avant-garde Scorpio Rising (1963).”
Ian Bergin, Director of Menswear, Barbour International said “This is the first time that we have worked with YMC and it has been exciting to see how they have interpreted our archive. It is a collection that retains the authenticity and heritage of Barbour International and cleverly combines motorcycle, military and workwear influences in a modern translation of style.”
The Barbour International x YMC Oversized Rider Wax Jacket features an all-over waxed
cotton fabric for an authentic and original outerwear staple. Showcasing a detachable hood
for versatile styling, this wax jacket is cut to an oversized shape for a contemporary yet
traditional feel with an angled chest pocket for statement styling. Features include lower
bellow pockets and an interactive quilted liner. Presented in two colourways, black and
charcoal snake print.
The second waxed cotton style in this collection is the Barbour Intl. x YMC So Not Up Wax
Jacket, featuring a shaped corduroy collar, angled chest pocket, and an interactive fleece
liner for comfort and warmth. With a 6oz waxed cotton outer, there’s a detachable fleece
liner for versatility with a woven snake quilted polyamide inner found in the charcoal snake
colourway. This practical yet stylish piece also comes in sand and black. Taking inspiration from Barbour International’s motorcycling heritage, the B.Intl x YMC Dirt Gang Casual Jacket has classic stud front fastenings and a shaped collar. With a relaxed fit, this style is great for everyday wear.
The perfect layering pieces within the range are the B.Intl x YMC Albourne Crew and the
B.Inlt x YMC Falmer Hoodie. Crafted from 100% American fleece cotton, they make for a
soft and comfortable staple to any wardrobe.
The B.Intl x YMC Buxted Trouser is a patch pocket cotton trouser with a relaxed-style fit.
With a drawcord to the inner waist and adjustable fastening to the hem cuffs, it provides a
smart-casual edge to any outfit.
Introduced in three colourways; sand, charcoal snake and black, the B.Intl x YMC Trapper is
a waxed cotton sports cap with fold down and cord lined earflaps which not only provide
protection but are the perfect outfit accessory. Lined in waxed cotton, the B.Intl x YMC Pouch is also presented in three main colourways within the range and features a small stud fasten neck pouch.