Maybe this was Barbour's secret brand mission all this time: to give us the impression that we are buying into English sophistication as they simultaneously push their product through mass retailers like J. Crew, Orvis and Club Monaco?
I don't know. But I’ll be damned if it’s not one good-looking jacket.
Daniel Edward Rosen is a writer who is right now wearing a comfortable and unassuming spring jacket that isn't a Barbour. He would prefer not to disclose the name of the store he got the jacket from. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.