Steve McQueen™ Licensed by Chadwick McQueen and The Terry McQueen Testamentary Trust, Represented by GreenLight.
The Barbour Steve McQueen™ Collection
Founded by John Barbour in 1894, the family owned business currently sources products from around the world, but its wax jackets are still made by hand in the north east of England, the place where the story began. Barbour's attention to detail, standard of quality and inspired designs are among the reasons for its success.
Over the years the Barbour range has been known for combining practicality and style. Its jackets have been a leading brand in many sporting areas and remains popular with all generations in a variety of lifestyles. In 1952, the Vincent was regarded as the world's fastest standard motorcycle and led to the formation of the Vincent Owners Club. Barbour's International Jacket was adopted as their official uniform. Twelve years later, the iconic star Steve McQueen, an avid motorbike racer, revealed his appreciation for the jacket when he and the whole of the US team wore it in the 1964 International Six Day Trial races in East Germany. Considered the Olympics of motorcycling, the trials are still churning out winners and so too is Barbour.
McQueen will be remembered for a variety of films, including his role in the Great Escape, which kick-started his reputation as an iconic star. But, while everyone has a favourite movie, few will forget the epic car chase of Bullitt. Taking several weeks to film, it is arguably the best car chase scene in cinematic history. Off screen, McQueen continued to live in the fast lane; although, he preferred two wheels instead of four.
As a posthumous tribute to its famous customer and international star, Barbour launched its McQueen Collection. The Steve McQueen Barbour captures the timeless style of the man adored by fans all over the world. The Steve McQueen Jacket is made from 6oz Sylkoil wax cotton, ensuring comfort and protection in poor weather. The McQueen Barbour includes a belt, four button-down pockets and a storm-flap corduroy collar.