Brit icon Barbour heritages out with Rockport. The result: yes.
Classic British outerwear company Barbour’s much-copied waterproof green jackets have become a style essential, with the likes of J. Crew selling special editions to folk whose idea of the “outdoors” is crossing Fifth Avenue. Their signature waxed-cotton fabric may be as close as some folk ever get to the sporting life, but their rugged style goes a long way. Now the firm, founded in 1894 and beloved by Brit toffs like the Prince of Wales, has partnered with Massachusetts’ own Rockport on a new limited-edition line of boots, set to debut next month.
Available in three classic styles – the Cap Toe Boot, the Plain-Toe Boot and the Chukka Boot (and priced from about $180-$220)–the attractively tough footwear also features adiPRENE technology in the foot-bed for extra-shock absorption. Whether you’re hunting grouse on a moor in Scotland or just drinking Scotch and chasing girls more often, we have a feeling these will help you get the job done right.