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Barbour Beacon Heritage Collection: Fishing in the storms of Savile Row

Autumnal tones and forest colours are 'yesterday'. For Summer 2014, the legendary British jacket manufacturer Barbour has teamed up with Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons to re-spin the colour wheel – and is drawing inspiration from the rugged clothing of Atlantic fishermen…

The deep blue of the high seas contrasts with the bright yellows of a coastline lighthouse

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing. Even those who don’t believe in this saying must admit that the British have a fashionable answer to any weather condition – as proven by these waxed cotton jackets, which look equally appropriate for clay shooting or a stroll through the City of London. They form part of the ‘Beacon’ heritage collection, the result of a collaboration with Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons.

This time, the chosen characters of inspiration are the fishermen who defy the rough seas surrounding the UK. The jackets and short coats combine the deep blue of the high seas with the bright yellows of a coastline lighthouse, all the while remaining simple, functional and pure. Classic sweaters made from linen and cotton should be ideal for would-be fisherman, even on those days when all four seasons take place at once.

Photos: Barbour

Further information about the Beacon collection can be found at