Barbour. The legendary maker of weatherproof clothing. The famous brand of waxed jackets, quilted jackets, motorcycle jackets; of country gear and casual clothing. A British brand to the core. Founded in 1894 by John Barbour, in South Shields in the North East of England, the company supplied oilskins and other garments to protect the growing community of sailors, fishermen and dockers. Since then, Barbour has continued to thrive on the unique values of the British countryside, and offers a full range of wardrobe essentials and this year marks the 120th anniversary.