The ADIDAS ORIGINALS X BARBOUR AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 COLLECTION is one of those collaborations that just makes good sense. For this release, Barbour has teamed up with our friends at adidas Originals on a limited edition range of premium clothing and footwear. The collection offers a wide choice of design, look and feel, combining sportswear with functionality. And, as the months turn darker (and wetter), sensibility and style go hand in hand. Taking three themes, each story features jackets and footwear designed to be worn together or on their own. The stories reflect the heritage of both brands from Barbour’s country and military influences through to classic sportswear, the heartland of adidas Originals.
The Adiwick jacket is presented in a robust 8oz beeswax and retains the classic Barbour Beaufort features: large bellows pockets, studded detachable hood and a rear zipped pocket.The extra detailing of added leather trims to the hem, pocket and hood result give a modern look to a traditional piece look. To complement the jacket, the adidas TS Runners – Barbour feature a waxed cotton tongue and aged tan upper leather.
The Spectator story takes sport and the English countryside into consideration: country fields, grassy green pitches and rainy British parks. The Johbar jacket has the iconic features of a classic Barbour wax jacket – the large ring pull zip, spacious bellows pockets, hand warmer pockets, studded rear vents and corduroy collar – and brings them together in one killer jacket. The ZX555 – Barbour shoes are designed to be worn with the Johbar: it’s a full outfit ready to tackle the elements.
The red quilted showerproof Roubarb jacket offers an alternative lightweight choice. Inspired by the colours of the running track and the famous Beckenbauer track top, the Roubarb is a shorter version of Barbour’s traditional quilted jacket. As a special twist, track top lycra cuffs and hems and waterproof zips have been added to the front jetted pockets. The CLMBA – Barbour shoes in chilli red incorporate the Barbour Beacon logo on the peg ends and add a clever use of Ecotex tongue material.
The Military story is inspired by a customised jacket that Barbour created for a captain in the British army at the time of the Falklands War in the 1980s. The Baradi jacket is multi-pocketed, full of detail and has a printed camo lining made up of sections of the accompanying GSG9 – Barbour boot. The soft black nappa leather combined with Barbour waxed fabric makes these boots the natural partner to the Baradi jacket.
The ADIDAS ORIGINALS X BARBOUR AW14 COLLECTION will be available on SATURDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2014 at 00:00hrs via the link-through below. Good luck!