Drawing on military and workwear garments of the early ‘50s, the Fall/Winter 2022 line up is divided into three categories: outerwear, clothing, and accessories. For the collaboration, the pair have introduced three versatile jackets in black “Charcoal Snake Print” and “Sand”, the first of which, dubbed The Barbour International x YMC Oversized Rider Wax Jacket, arrives with a detachable hood, bellow pockets and an interactive quilted liner, while the second is made up of a shaped corduroy collar and 6oz waxed cotton outer. Finally, inspired by Barbour International’s motorcycling heritage, the B.Intl x YMC Dirt Gang Casual Jacket has classic stud front fastenings as well as a shaped collar, and is crafted in a relaxed fit for everyday wear.
Layering pieces within the range arrive courtesy of the apparel offering and comprise a cosy American cotton fleece hoodie and a patch pocket cotton trouser. Accessories including the B.Intl x YMC Pouch is also presented in three main colourways round out the range along with the B.Intl x YMC Trapper a waxed cotton sports cap with fold down and cord lined ear flaps.
Speaking on the collaboration, YMC’s Fraser Moss said: “It’s been an honour to work with the truly iconic British brand Barbour which has been in existence since 1894. We were asked to collaborate on their Barbour International label, the pioneers of the wax motorcycle suit and the legendary Original Green bike jacket designed in 1951. This jacket has been adorned by the likes of Steve McQueen and is as iconic as the 5-pocket Jean and the white T-shirt”
For the collaboration, I took classic details from the Barbour archive and put them through the YMC blender to recreate a modern take on the bike gang. Inspired by the Bosozoku Japanese subculture and our very own Ton-Up boys as well as cult movies such as On Any Sunday (1971), Some People (1962) and Kenneth Anger’s avant-garde Scorpio Rising (1963).”
You can cop the full YMC x Barbour collection from September 20 via the YMC webstore and select stockists.