Classics Explained – Barbour Tartan

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Barbour have seen their range grow, twist and change over the years but one consistent has always been their use of tartan, it is as much a part of the brand as the wax itself.

Since Barbour first began in 1894 they have used tartan to line their famous jackets but it wasn’t until Dame Margret Barbour took the step to research a range of unique Barbour tartans that they became completely exclusive to the brand.

The project was undertaken by renowned tartan company Kinloch Anderson who traced the origins of the Barbour family back to 13th Century in Ayrshire, on the west coast of Scotland and used this to base the Barbour tartan “sett” on.


Barbour’s exclusive tartans consist of;

  • Dress Tartan
  • Classic Tartan
  • Modern Tartan
  • Ancient Tartan
  • Muted Tartan
  • Cardinal Tartan
  • Sporting Tartan

The Barbour sett is elegant, classic and totally recognisable in whichever form it takes.

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