When John Barbour, a son of a Scottish farmer, moved to England and began selling oilskin clothing to fisherman
in 1894, a heritage brand was born.
Today J. Barbour & Sons does $112 million in sales. Once just a weekend staple for American preppies and Camilla Parker Bowles wannabes, the waxed jackets are in no danger of
going stale, as trendsetters including songbird Lily Allen, rockers the Arctic Monkeys, and Angelina Jolie have all been spotted in the Royal Warrant holder's gear.
Dame Margaret Barbour (right), chairman, and her daughter Helen (left), vice chairman, keep the label fresh by partnering with new designers and creating updated versions of the
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