Wednesday, October 6, 2010

On the Street…The Perfect Vintage Barbour Coat, Milan

Any idea how he got it that color?


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  1. TorontoVerve.:

    October 6, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Cool rugged look.

  2. Lee Oliveira

    October 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I love a navy with cream together.. looks very stylish.
    Haven't I seen him before here?

  3. Wunmi W-A

    October 6, 2010 at 8:06 am

  4. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 8:06 am

    well well well…. put me in contact with him and I will check EVERYTHING and tell you later..such a sexy daddy!!

  5. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 8:06 am

    He's never washed, and, i'd say, weather-worn.

  6. Jeff

    October 6, 2010 at 8:07 am

    everyday work wear and lots of loving…

  7. chris

    October 6, 2010 at 8:07 am

    …maybe it's not a real one?

  8. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 8:07 am

    sun damage, i have an army jacket that used to be green but looks like that now

  9. The Sluice Box

    October 6, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Impressive how he makes that old favorite look modern.

  10. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 8:12 am

    He bought it in that color

  11. Jason laucht

    October 6, 2010 at 8:14 am


  12. leeshardy

    October 6, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Barbour made coats in a light green until the mid 2000's. I have one.

  13. Nathan

    October 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I suggested on twitter that Barbour offers Sandstone in the ladies range & it may have been offered in mens at some point.

    Or that he might have picked up a larger sized ladies coat. However the buttons are on the correct side for the mens, so that theory is out the window.

    If it _was_ olive at some stage… I'm guessing a liberal sandblasting..

    So I go back to my original theory. Old line mens, offered in sandstone.

  14. miss scarlet

    October 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    ahahha he probably went fishing with it…but i love the destryed look, it makes the whole look more legit (and sexy!!)

    miss scarlet

  15. Vincent

    October 6, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Horse riding in England?! I just love it. Check the new Barbour collection in Liberty by To Ki To… x V

  16. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Is that the same guy that's been on here 1 or 2 times before?

  17. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    You could have asked him?

  18. Bridget

    October 6, 2010 at 8:32 am

    LOVE how the red and blue traffic "circle/slash" just barely sits over his left shoulder. I'm sure that is no accident… great eye.

  19. Right Hand

    October 6, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Righ Hand Man approves.

  20. The Photodiarist

    October 6, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Now that's all Man! Great shot.

  21. j3ssicas

    October 6, 2010 at 9:03 am

    by wearing it!:)

  22. Middleseason

    October 6, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I'm not able to guess the original color of this barbour, but this man is the most handsome you've ever shot!

  23. Kenneth Jaworski

    October 6, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Wow. If it truly is a Barbour, than it is an old one. Barbour made tan coats only for a short period (as far as I know). Basically he got it to look like that because it has likely never been re-waxed. That process requires the owner to brush melted Barbour Wax (or oil if you will) on the coat on wear spots and overall- a ritual I actually like. When you don't do that, all the wax wears off and you end up with this: looks cool, but without the typical anti-rain performance of a Barbour. It's a nice, relaxed look and why such things will never go out of style.

  24. verychiclist

    October 6, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I thought it was out of fashion in the city…
    good to hear!

  25. Dana

    October 6, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Oh he looks so good. I love Barbour jackets. I've been sneakily asking my husband for one for about 2 years now! The colour is unique. I don't know, maybe Barbour was offering that hue back when he bought it?

  26. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 9:44 am

    …the wax is gone…
    and he still looking
    hot as hell!

  27. SarahPeslar

    October 6, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Fabulous just fabulous !

  28. Iz Andrew

    October 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

  29. Rackk and Ruin

    October 6, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Looks like he "achieved" that color by not washing it. Handsome man.

  30. Nadine2point0

    October 6, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Great shot. You've photographed this guy before, right? He's beautiful and rugged and stylish. The whole aesthetic package :)

  31. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 10:22 am

    It's just the coulour of an old green Barbour coat who spent hours outside on rainy days…

  32. spottedinflorence

    October 6, 2010 at 10:25 am

    great shot!!thanks for sharing!
    follow my blog adventures in florence!:)

  33. ipp

    October 6, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I know how it happened:
    He washed the barbour and never put on again the protective wax.

    When i was a kid, I always helped my mom to put that stuff on my dad's borbour!!

  34. Maryanne

    October 6, 2010 at 10:37 am

    How was that colour achieved?

    it's a vintage jacket.

  35. neaststyle

    October 6, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Barbour jackets fade pretty drastically if you don't rewax them. His was probably a chocolate brown when it was new and he just hasn't waxed it in years. My flyweight Barbour was dark green when I first bought it and now it's a nice olive just by not waxing it for three years. If you put them in the sun the remaining wax just melts together and spreads more evenly.

  36. B.E.B.

    October 6, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Break me off a piece of *that*.

  37. Alex

    October 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I love how men's wardrobes usually revolve around a very few key pieces that show such love and actual wear. You rarely get that with ours, what with three different jackets for every day of the week and occasion.

  38. diane

    October 6, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Lots and lots of time standing out in the rain.

  39. MONi

    October 6, 2010 at 11:22 am

    probably it got wet and some jackets don't look the way they looked before after getting wet

  40. Frozen Fashion

    October 6, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Beginning my day with a blast of pure brawn & masculinity, not a bad start to my day:) When I need to smile I will just click and swoon!

  41. sadié bargéron

    October 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

    uh, wow! Never thought a guy like that would pull this out the bag! Probs over washed or very very old to get it that colour. So great tho! XO

  42. Liz

    October 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I'd say designer shabby chic! Or he's been dragged through a hedge backwards..

  43. Allen - East Hampton

    October 6, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Zero artifice. How refreshing. One very cool looking guy.

  44. Megan

    October 6, 2010 at 11:32 am

    oh my oh my oh my!! He's just oozing with sexy confidence! who said u can't be sexy when u r bald?? who said u need designer clothes to look good??? love his rugged look!

  45. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 11:33 am

    come to make mama pretty!
    Gosh he is: UBER YUMMY!

  46. Bigio

    October 6, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Don't know how he got it, but i love that colour!


    October 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    That jacket is perfect!

  48. fashionslap

    October 6, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I'm guessing he's owned it before it was even considered vintage.

  49. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Very odd, i was wearing a Barbour international, Black Ray Bans and a number one crewcut myself today and this is the first picture I see on the internet.

  50. SĂ©verine

    October 6, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    He washed it ! :)

    Love Barbour jackets !

  51. Petey

    October 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    He's so hot, no doubt he melted the wax right off the coat!

  52. Liz

    October 6, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I'm loving the weather-worn shoes!

  53. jimjims

    October 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Wow, this thing has been through it all.

    I dig it.

  54. Aissata

    October 6, 2010 at 12:58 pm

  55. armele

    October 6, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    fabulous! i guess the faded color effect is because he has not waxed his for years!! Barbour jackets are actually coming with a pot of wax ..for regularly waterproofing.

    i love the different shade at the pockets, obviously someone worked with dirty hands!
    fabulous, RRL CAN BE JEALOUS!!!

  56. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    they used to make them that color – it was a weird peanut butter tan – my dad has one from the UK

    but to be sure…id be happy to ask the guy in the picture myself!!

  57. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    "Any idea how he got it that color?"

    He actually wore it for work and not just for fashion?

  58. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    takes a bit of thought to make this look…look effortless. nice going.

  59. Dina-Dyorre

    October 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Oh my, it looks like it's been a very long-time favourite!

  60. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    years of neglect?

  61. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    The Italian sun will do that to your skin.

    Oh, you meant the coat!

  62. Gin

    October 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    wore it sailing, perhaps?

  63. Tegan Flanagan

    October 6, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    yeah I guess wearing it actually does some good ;)
    my dads old military jacket had to deal with the strain of time and now it's the greatest shade of olive.. it's old and has to many holes and tears to count but I can't let go.

  64. JJ Scholl

    October 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    it's been around the blog. handsomely brute.
    JJ Scholl

  65. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    how? why, rolling around in the hay with me of course.


  66. Sarah Hunter

    October 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Some Tricks of the Trade-
    You could probably get a similar effect if you were to wash the coat with some new dark jeans- and or break up some willow branch charcoal (found in art supply stores) in your hands (dust some off so you don't over do it and roughly wipe them all over the jacket- focus on the high traffic areas like end of sleeves, pockets, collar, and button ares. Then throw it into the drier on medium heat for 15 to 20 mins.
    Also if you are anxious for your jackets and jeans to look more worn- wash then a few times with TIDE- it is the harshest of detergents and it's what the pros use in wardrobe for TV shows to break in cloths faster so it doesn't look like everyone is always wearing brand new clothes…

  67. Joanna Roman

    October 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    yeahh!!! The perfect vintage look in an ultra – male example. LOVE IT!!!

  68. yo po

    October 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    i love how his jacket looks "used" in a good way. And brown-ish goes really well with blue ;)

  69. louise

    October 6, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    What Petey said!

  70. Ylenia

    October 6, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    he is carpenter, for sure!
    look at the trashy shoes!


  71. Eryl

    October 6, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    There's a marvellous second hand emporium in Edinburgh called Armstrong's that has rails of ancient Barbour coats, in all sorts of interesting faded colours, perhaps he got it from there.

  72. Muscovite

    October 6, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    He did not erase this jacket for years..)but i like his look!that's cool

  73. MarcoBerlin

    October 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    vintage and lovely!great picture

  74. UESman

    October 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    just don't reproof it!

    I've probably never reproofed my old beaufort and its turning a really nice, light olive color (not really waterproof anymore though, and its more prone to rips and tears when its dry)

    my guess is that this one used to be a darker brown?

  75. Tiffany's Small World

    October 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    nice jacket!love the photo

  76. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Looks like a Filson Field Jacket that was not re-waxed. The raglan sleeve may throw off this theory though.

  77. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    It's the kind of thing you can get at CP Company at huge expense…I like the real thing though, definitely vintage, love-worn!

  78. Vanessa Morillas

    October 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I like the vintage boots and the way he wears this look!!!


  79. taylor

    October 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm

  80. Vikki

    October 6, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Maybe he swam in a sea of mud… his shoes are just the same!!! :)


  81. BFIJI

    October 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    ahh the casual rugged style every man should aspire to. Scrumptious :)

  82. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    WTF is up with all these women commenting on how "hot" or "sexy" he is… Please… This is a fashion site, go back to eHarmony.

  83. Tom

    October 6, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Thomas Maier makes this look work. no wonder, he's a pro and knows who to make effortless look chic. the looks works especially well as he buffed up a bit recently. suits him well.

  84. lboyd

    October 6, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    only an italian could pull off such a nonchalant stylish look as this…the most chic people on the planet!!

  85. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    is he wearing jeans? or is it another kind of trouser?

  86. mud

    October 6, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Can anyone tell me what boots he is wearing?

  87. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    it looks like it's been dragged in dirt

  88. jakubowski

    October 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I've machine washed mine a bunch of times: its about that color.

  89. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Wow !!! What a great photo. Can relate to this guy / jacket in a good way. Love his style (lack of concern about it). Anyone though think he ( or at least his expression ) is reminiscent of Dubya?!

  90. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Working in dust and dirt? Well, whatever it is he does, it looks great.

  91. pefblog

    October 6, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    OK, this got my attention. Love it! This guys just exudes the "I don't give a #@&% attitude! My kind of guy. :D

  92. Valentine

    October 6, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Like others have mentioned, I love the color play here. Navy with gray with black with cream? Very nice. What I don't quite like is the cut of the pants, but I'm wondering if the man's height is a contributing factor to how awkwardly flared they look at the ankle.

  93. marc

    October 6, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    that is a country/hunting jacket. grown men trying too hard is so sad to watch. i bet this guy also wears boat shoes in the city during summer.

  94. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    if you don't regularly apply wax on the barbour it will wear out and its colour will turn into green and eventually will become something similar to the photo!!

  95. Sweet Confessions

    October 6, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    weather?? or he never washes it? lol great picture…

  96. Catherine

    October 7, 2010 at 12:01 am

    He looks great, may be working in dust and dirt?

  97. m

    October 7, 2010 at 1:14 am

    love this guy. so relaxed and effortless.

  98. Tobey

    October 7, 2010 at 1:45 am

    He looks very nice. Love the beige and blue toghether

  99. Kristian

    October 7, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Great look. His RayBan aviator shades are a tad tiny on him though. He should opt for the slightly larger model. And yes, wld like to know how his Barbour went from green or black to that fine colur?

  100. thwany

    October 7, 2010 at 2:46 am

    love the boots and jacket

  101. dana

    October 7, 2010 at 3:13 am´s at least 20 years old and never rewaxed:
    mine looks just the same. they did a brown then….

    just imagine it in another 20 years.

  102. Kathrin

    October 7, 2010 at 4:01 am

    that colour? suppose, wearing it for a long, long time??

  103. Tom

    October 7, 2010 at 4:11 am

    he's not Italian but German. Tomas maier was the Hermes menswear designer and is quite sucessful with his designs for Bottega Veneta and his own bathing suit line and Miami shop. Could well be that the well rugged look stems from the Bottega Veneta men's collection ;-)

  104. SabinePsynopsis

    October 7, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Wear it, wear it, wear it! That's what I'm going to tell my man, so that in 10 years his jacket will look as cool as this one.

  105. Middleseason

    October 7, 2010 at 5:22 am

    VoilĂ , that's why I like him so much (for face and dress): he's German NOT ITALIAN!!!!!

  106. Anastasia

    October 7, 2010 at 6:29 am

    This guy has style: his posture, the dark glasses, the shoes, the pants.


  107. Lucas Jones

    October 7, 2010 at 9:00 am

    This is perfect. I yearn for those pants. Where'd he get em.

  108. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 9:16 am

    You can buy it in that colour. It is called "sand" (but I am not sure). And then: Wear it in the mud.

  109. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Great blog!!!

    With respect to the coat, based on how short it is and that the pockets are too round (and not square), I would say it is a lady's coat.

    Please correct me if anybody thinks I am wrong.



  110. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Can not decide what I like the better, the men or his jacket… both very nice! Isabel

  111. Mens Style 101

    October 7, 2010 at 11:22 am

    This is right up my alley. I love worn-in gear that develops an interesting patina.

  112. jellybeannoire

    October 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Forget the jacket, look at THE man!

  113. lilalia

    October 7, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    He's probably a sailor. That looks like it is the work of salt air and sea spray.

  114. rayne

    October 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Omg, rugged and handsome. A 'man's man'.

  115. Anonymous

    October 7, 2010 at 7:50 pm


  116. fdunlop

    October 8, 2010 at 12:23 am

    He paid someone to wear it a lot?

  117. LostinArles

    October 8, 2010 at 4:17 am

    There is a seller on UK ebay that specializes in vintage Barbour and the like. Happy to find it for you if you need.

  118. Anonymous

    October 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    So not fair that a man can have no hair and still be so damn sexy.

  119. tastefairy

    October 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I know how it got that color because mine is the same–almost 20 years old and yes it's a Barbour.
    I washed it in the machine once–all the wax came off and voila!

  120. LeBarøn

    October 8, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Never, ever wash a Barbour waxed jacket.

  121. Anonymous

    October 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I have a Barbour in that color, it was a special edition in tan for Duck's Unlimited about a decade ago. I bought mine on Ebay.

  122. sferociousluv

    October 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    i have to love this simple …..YES it gives me such utter joy…..LOVE IT xoxo~hugs n kisses~

  123. coudreMODE

    October 10, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I wonder if he's not the original owner…the sleeves and length look a tad short. Love that its being worn to death.

  124. Anonymous

    October 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    It comes in that shade/color, at least here in Europe.
    Of course it takes some wear to get it absolutely right

  125. AlecOJ

    October 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Perfect… and great shoes!

  126. afrosaxon

    October 10, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    cant beat a battered barbour

  127. vintage1944

    October 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Soooo cool!

  128. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 12:27 am


  129. Tzinakious

    October 11, 2010 at 2:40 am

    Hello, I think the color si a result for not waxing it. If you wax the jacket it gets darker. So probably this used to be a light brown or chaki color jacket but is a lot darker when you buy it.

  130. Anonymous

    October 11, 2010 at 4:29 am


  131. Holly

    October 12, 2010 at 12:02 am

    oh my god i want this man……..

  132. The Friday Knight

    October 12, 2010 at 9:22 am

  133. KDS

    October 12, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Barbour made some jackets in this color called "sandstone" a few years ago.

  134. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I guess I like it because the patina of age shows. I like things that look broken in on a man, as much as I love a good suit.

  135. Jeanne Dieuzaide

    October 15, 2010 at 11:12 am

  136. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    i know that man, his name's Alessandro Squarzi!
    it's an italian fashion guru!
    always cool, he and his staff!!!!

  137. Carolina Ciappa

    October 18, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    He probably works with cars or motorcycles wearing the jacket seems like oil, it's pretty amazing! love it !

  138. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 8:58 am

    I've got a Harbour International in sandstone and rather than re-proof it I've let it age naturally and it's has started to take on a very similar appearance.

  139. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 6:27 am

    I've just seen this man photographed on your blog, I just want to let you know that your pictures are amazing.
    I love this outfit!!!

  140. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 6:32 am

    Hi there!
    So cool the coat as cool is the charming man!!!!!!

    Anyone knows his phone number :-)

  141. Anonymous

    October 21, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Even the perfect man: the greatest cool-hunter with the greatest fashion appeal!!!

  142. Sam van Gils

    October 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I know this one isn't the same but it comes close to it:

  143. Linda

    January 10, 2011 at 7:15 am

    how he got it that color? easy… just buy a cheap chinesse bag and wear it on both sides during rain… and voila! ;D

  144. ensball

    February 10, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    my guess is that he bought a vintage barbour and washed it with soap. it's the exact colour of an olive barbour without any wax. get the wax out and it will be that light.

  145. David Bagwell

    November 30, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I have a jacket just exactly like it, a Barbour Beaufort in Sandstone color. I am not aware that they were generally available, but in the last half of the 1980s I bought mine which was a special issue for Ducks Unlimited in the U.S. Just perfect. Has a different tartan lining which I have never seeen anywhere else, and the Ducks Unlimited crest in the inside back on the tartan lining.

  146. fjkubqg

    December 9, 2011 at 11:24 am

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