Wednesday, December 22, 2010

BARBOUR for Steve McQueen

As part of their 75th anniversary celebrations, Barbour will be releasing a “Steve McQueen” tribute collection. The line consists of t-shirts, jackets, and knitwear and will be released at the WP Store Florence on January 11th, 2011.

An essential element of the store is Barbour’s long association with motorcycling, apart from the famous usage in hunting. From 1936 to 1977, the Barbour name was synonymous with trials biking and Barbour biker suits were worn by virtually every British International motorcycle team during that period. In the 1954 International Six Days Trial (ISDT), nearly three-quarters of all competitors wore them. As a member of the elite US team, actor and racer Steve McQueen wore a Barbour International suit in the 1964 East German ISDT.

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