When the lovely people at Barbour got in touch and asked me to pick something from their summer collection to feature on Brass Buttons, i jumped at the chance. Being from the Scottish Borders and surrounded by farms, fields and stables, it seems every man and his dog owns a Classic Barbour wax jacket. That, coupled with living in St Andrews for 5 years (Barbour's University capital) i'm really no stranger to the vast collection and range that Barbour have to offer. That being said, with both these scenarios being insanely 'British' it really does mean that there is a bit of a stigma surrounding Barbour; that maybe it's only for wearing to the farm, or whilst at the oldest University in the world. This just so happens to be rubbish, and one thing that Barbour is, is for everyone, which i soon found to be the case whilst scrawling through their website.
When choosing the piece i would feature here, i wanted something that would be me, something i wouldn't find hard to style in the summer, that would be comfortable and i could wear again and again. Naturally, i chose this Berkley Sweatshirt, a classic Breton Stripe in navy with a couple of cute wee pockets at the front. It's of the softest material, not too thick, not too thin, a great fit and most importantly, affordable Ofcourse i coupled it with the only things that should be seen with a Breton stripe, a red lip and winged eyeliner. Wouldn't you agree?
Through this colab i've found that Barbour isn't just about spending hundreds of pounds on a Wax jacket and being unable to afford anything else. There are a multitude of things that are plenty affordable, and this top is one of them.
If you want to get your hands on this top, just follow the link here and you can also be in with a chance of winning a quintessentially British weekend curtosey of Barbour, by entering their facebook competition here.
Have a great Monday and an even better week!