Style Pick of the Week: Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket

The ruggged, classic jacket that’s going to make it a heck of a lot easier to take on fall and winter.

There are certain classic men’s jackets that are so striking and iconic, they’ve carried over the years and resisted trends and the passing of time — take the Schott NYC Leather Moto Jacket, for starters (as covered here on the blog), and add the Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket to that list, no questions asked. Among the best men’s jackets your friendly neighborhood menswear writer has laid eyes on, the Barbour Bedale Jacket is a true favorite, made to be worn all through fall and winter — day after day, snowstorm after snowstorm. To kick things off, if you’re on the hunt for a jacket to wear to Thanksgiving as you roll over the river and through the woods, this rugged Barbour jacket is the one you’re going to want on your back. Barbour has a long tradition of making the toughest men’s jackets on the market, and they haven’t missed a beat (again, in spite of the passage of time). What is it precisely about the Barbour Bedale Jacket that delivers the goods? Let’s talk about how it’s a callback to the Barbour attention to detail, for starters. While there are companies that have been making jackets for ages, the Barbour Bedale Jacket dates back to 1980, when it was arguably one of the first short, lightweight jackets delivered for outdoor use. Made to be worn when riding horseback and then pioneered by hunters and explorers (and gentlemen like yourself!), it’s a stone-cold menswear classic you should be proud to own.

SHOP: The Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket 

The right details and construction set this jacket apart.

In fact, this rugged Barbour jacket is nearly recognizable almost in an instant, made with a tough waxed canvas outer shell that’s the perfect repellent to blustery, cold countryside days (especially in its home of Great Britain). The thick plaid flannel lining is another classic Barbour touch, geared to provide extra warmth — especially when worn over your favorite flannel shirt or a rugged henley. It’s the kind of jacket that’s only going to get better the more you wear it, as the waxed canvas ages and takes on more character through each adventure (or excursion to your local brewery, at that). Heck, we haven’t even talked about the corduroy collar, another touch that Barbour has made all its own when it comes to the Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket. Heavy-duty hardware and a tough YKK zipper give you all the dependabilty you need, too. From A-to-Z, again, this is perhaps one of the toughest men’s jackets you’ll ever own.

SHOP: The Barbour Classic Bedale Waxed Jacket