Ever since I was a student in Edinburgh I’ve liked Barbour’s jackets. After all, they’re approved by the Queen! I soon bought a green oilskin jacket, which I wore so much during university that it’s still “resting” in my closet. It also desperately needs a good oil rub, which I keep putting of.
When Mr T last week brought me to meet his family, we went shopping at Sørlandssenteret, currently Norway’s largest shopping centre. In a store called Image his mother very surprisingly and incredibly kindly offered to buy me a Barbour jacket, probably after seeing how my eyes lit up when I tried it on. I love that it’s blue and not the standard black — it looks really cool with jeans.
Though it is a spring jacket, I’m like a child when it comes to new clothing; I want to wear it right away. As soon as the weather cleared up I put on multiple layers of sweaters and popped the jacket on top, ready to sightsee in Kristiansand.
This model is called a trail jacket, as it’s part of the outfit the British trail teams used from the 1930s to the 1970s when racing. Now I just need to get hold of a trail bike. And a driver’s license for said bike.
For the time being, I’ll just wear it around town when I want to look casual yet cool.
PS // Can you believe that I had to take up these jeans about 5 cm/2 inches to have them fit?!? Also see me wearing them with a classic white shirt and necktie here and with a white blouse and blue blazer here.
Barbour blue jacket // Oleana knitted scarf // Gerry Weber purple cashmere turtleneck (similar, similar) // Unknown brand grey turtleneck (similar) // Frame (looooong!) blue jeans // V&A Museum gold necklace // Coccinelle tan handbag (similar, similar luxury) // Acne black Pistol boots // Snø of Sweden golden earrings (similar, similar) // Edblad brass cuff (golden) and ring (golden)
This post has been linked up to the following blogs // The closet by Christie // Two thirty-five designs // Jo-Lynne Shane // Jeans & a teacup // Fashion should be fun // Classy yet trendy // Stylin in St Louis // The pleated poppy // Style elixir // Posh classy mom // Penniless socialite //