I was fortunate enough to get my hands on this Barbour International Steve McQueen Rexton Jacket while I was out in Vegas a few weeks ago. The jacket is amazing and I can’t wait to break it in and commit the ultimate wear test. This is a real man’s jacket and I suggest you purchase a Barbour jacket if you want to step out in style. The classic piece is so iconic and I am looking forward to wearing it a lot.
A multi-pocketed distressed finish 8oz heavyweight wax jacket inspired from the A7 jacket. This motorcycling garment features the original International label and the I.D.S.T team badge in the left-hand side. “Racing is life,” declared Steve McQueen. “Anything before or after is just waiting.” McQueen raced motorbikes to pay his way through acting school. He raced Six Day Trials on the USA Team, wearing Barbour’s weatherproof and ergonomic International biker jacket. And he raced around the deserts of California – which provides the backdrop for this season’s Barbour Steve McQueen™ Collection. The iconic A7 Barbour INternational jacket was the uniform of choice for the British International Six Day Trials team from the 1950′s right through to the 70s. In 1964 the USA team including Steve McQueen, adopted the ‘International’ as the best proven defence against the European weather. The effortless way in which the jacket design coped with rain and mud made it the perfect choice, while the ergonomic design of the back cargo pockets were especially ideal for crucial storage.