Barbour jacket soars in popularity after TV exposure

The jacket – a favourite of the British upper classes – has been enjoying a moment, thanks in large part to The Crown

Despite the fact it’s been a year of economic deprivation for many, one of the most ubiquitous jackets of the year has been the Barbour: a symbol of wealth, and of the British upper classes.

The canvas jacket, made famous by Steve McQueen and, in more recent years, Daniel Craig’s James Bond, has been featured in many of the hottest TV shows of the year that have been eagerly watched on both sides of the Atlantic.

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