Barbour TO-KI-TO Hooded Half Zip

 

As much we enjoy the start of a new season which means lots of deliveries, madness and excitement, almost a very belated Christmas, it's pretty clear that Winter has no intention of ending anytime soon with the weather being its coldest so far. While its bitter outside, we were more than happy with the new arrival of knitwear offering by the latest installment of the Beacon Heritage Collection by Barbour and Tokihito Yoshida. Having only introduced knitwear into the collection for Autumn/Winter 2011, building on its initial success has been warmly welcomed with a increased offering and keeping to the original ethos of drawing inspiration from the classic Barbour archives. The Hooded Half Zip one of the Beacon Heritage Collection's newcomers and its perfect for the British weather, this 100% cotton reverse knit sweater features a detachable herringbone twill hood with a 'worn in' aesthetic, half zip fastening, ribbed collar, hem and cuffs, tonal panel sleeve detailing and a concealed front pouch chest pocket. A great layering option that will take you into Spring no sweat.

 

Barbour TO-KI-TO Hooded Half Zip

 

Barbour TO-KI-TO Hooded Half Zip

 

Barbour TO-KI-TO Hooded Half Zip

 

Barbour TO-KI-TO Hooded Half Zip

 

Barbour TO-KI-TO Hooded Half Zip

 

Barbour TO-KI-TO Hooded Half Zip

Posted in Design By Lee Fleming

 

The proudest part of being able to present the limited edition Beacon Heritage Collection by Barbour and designed by Mr Tokihito Yoshida is that in a ever growing popularity around rural inspired outerwear there's not many jackets that hold both a rich heritage and are instantly recognised as a British classic, but to also offer a modern twist in design, fit and fabrication that adds to the the garment being beautifully crafted. The extaordinary wealth of design features that are in this limited edition collection are all compliments to Mr Tokihito Yoshida and both his expertise in clothing design along with his passion for Barbour as a traditional English Brand, in his interview with the gents from Proper Mag he perceives Barbour to have developed  through it's long history to create a brand itself, he continues explain how Barbour in Japan is understood to be traditional and elegant with real status as being very masculine and designed for gentlemen.

A closer look at any of the Barbour To Ki To Beacon Heritage Collection is always interesting mainly down to the sheer amount of design and detailing that goes into each jacket. The Shoreman Jacket has drawn inspiration and is directly influenced by Barbour's vast archive, redesigned to be a modern silhouette and based on a classic duck or wildfowl shooting design. Mr Tokihito Yoshida states when it comes to his design approach "The most important thing is that the design lives up to Barbour's tradition and uses functionality as a tool". So along with the detailed features including a removable high stance adjustable hood, two front fleece lined handwarmer pockets, two large front bellow pockets, covered placket with button and snap closure the Shoreman Jacket is crafted from single layer Ventile.

 

 

 

 

 

The Single Layer Ventile used is a high perfromance fabric that offers its wearer full waterproof and windproof capabilities along with being 100% breathable. Ventile® was the first truly effective all weather fabric whose breathability performance remains unsurpassed with its secret associated to the uncoated and unlaminated construction. The fabrics are 100% cotton, utilising the finest, long staple fibres, only found in the top 2% of the world's crop. After gentle spinning and doubling, the yarn is woven into a very dense Oxford weave, using up to 30% more yarn than conventional woven fabrics.

The performance of Ventile® fabrics results from the properties of cotton fibres which expand when they come into contact with water. The combination of fibres, yarns and weave causes expansion in a uniform manner. This allows the interstices within the fabric to close up, preventing the further passage of water.

 

 

 

 

Providing excellent protection against the wind, rain, snow and cold, the Shoreman Jacket is one of them ost technical and functional outerwear options we have to offer at Weavers Door, along with the Japanese designing, modern fitting and brilliant colour choice the Shoreman Jacket is highly recommended from Barbour's limited edition collection.

Posted in A Closer Look By Lee Fleming


It’s great to know the history and story behind the brand or label that has crafted the jacket you have have on your back but with the Beacon Heritage Collection by Barbour it’s a collaboration between the rich history and heritage Barbour has infused with the creative and innovative designing of Japanese Designer Tokihito Yoshida, so here is a little behind the scenes of the man himself, Tokihito Yoshida and how the collaboration to work with Barbour came about in the first place.

For the fifth season, the Beacon Heritage range is designed by Tokihito Yoshida, creating a collection rich in Barbour tradition with a fresh, modern twist.

Japanese designer, Tokihito Yoshida’s attraction to England was sparked from an early age, when his father returned from training in the UK with a toy car and a picture book of life in the country. The stories impressed the young seven-year-old, but he had no idea that one day he’d be designing his own range for one of the UK’s most loved heritage brands.


Inspired by his love of the British countryside, Tokihito’s designs incorporate the detailing he’s renowned for – zip-off hoods, waterproof map pockets, and trench coat vents, that transform into culottes. As if the little details aren’t enough, Tokihito tells us “the Spey Fishing jacket is one of the most complex and challenging jackets I have ever designed. It has over 240 pattern pieces.” But it’s more than just impressive pattern cutting, he says, “it is a jacket that you can enjoy wearing and spend time discovering.”


Functional extras are a playground for the designer – “I always try to give meaning to pockets or details. I like a jacket that has bag functions so you don’t have to carry [one]”.


But don’t let the high-spec designs and detailing throw you off. Tokihito ensures each design keeps what he calls ‘the British silhouette.’ Soft but sturdy knitwear with distinctive button pockets, celebrate a countryside camouflage of olives, greys, reds and navys.


Tokihito practices fishing wearing his Barbour Spey Fishing Jacket in Osawa hot spring in the Shimoda area, Japan.

Meanwhile the Scott, Oates and Shackelton jackets enjoy a new stylish lease of life in traditional tweed.

But while the buzz persists about the Beacon Heritage range among the fashion squad,  Tokihito teases that his favourite item will always be the same: “my Barbour Durham jacket, which I’ve been wearing for 30 years.”

 

 

Posted in Interview By Lee Fleming

The long anticipated wait is over as the newest installment of Barbour's exciting collaboration with Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida has arrived for its third season.  Barbour's highly sought after Beacon Heritage Collection has grown strength to strength and our first look at SS11 has proved exactly that.

Barbour x ToKiTo Beacon Heritage Collection SS11

 

The Beacon Heritage collection pays homage to Barbour's motorcycling and military history, beautifully crafted with a wealth of extraordinary features. The Beacon Heritage range is a celebration of Barbours iconic history, with Tokihito's design and craftmanship.

Barbour x ToKiTo Beacon Heritage Collection SS11

 

The collaborative series sees South Shield's own Outerwear experts working with Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida to curate a range of jackets that take all that is Barbour and add some ingenious detailing and the outcome, see for yourself as our SS11 offering from Barbour ToKiTo is now available online and in store now.  For a closer look at the Barbour ToKiTo newest and in our eyes best collection so far, have a look at the barbour section of our site. For further information feel free to contact us by email on info@weaversdoor.com.

Posted in News By Lee Fleming

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