the steve mcqueen story

Dubbed “The King of Cool”, the movie legend Steve McQueen retains this much deserved accolade decades after his untimely death in 1980. His style is constantly being emulated by modern-day Hollywood actors and offers inspiration to designers around the world. It’s no wonder then that Barbour is continuing with its popular Steve McQueen Collection for AW14, and we are happy to share the best of the bunch with you. This cool collection will have you looking forward to the colder season.

There seems to be an unending treasure trove of iconic Steve McQueen images, which Barbour has ingeniously printed on a stack of short-sleeved T-shirts. Starting with the Barbour Steve McQueen Collection Erfurt T-shirt which features a photo of him wearing his motorcycle gear while competing, as part of the US team, in the International Six Day Trials motorcycle race in Erfurt, East Germany.

Barbour International Steve McQueen™ Collection Stamp Short Sleeve T-Shirt, Crimson
Barbour International Steve McQueen™ Erfurt T-Shirt, Marine

Rolling with the motorcycle theme, Barbour’s unique capsule collection as a whole is in tribute to Steve McQueen’s against-all-odds completion of The Greenhorn Enduro, a rigorous 500-mile motorcycle race across California’s challenging mountains and unnaturally hot Mojave Desert. The Steve McQueen Collection Stamp T-shirt shows 4 stamp-shaped images of Steve McQueen in his motorcycle gear.

The Reiver jacket

You might have to wait for it to get colder and wetter before you can head out in the Barbour International Steve McQueen Collection Reiver jacket in olive, but that doesn’t mean you should delay buying it now as your size might be gone before the weather changes. With Barbour’s signature waxed cotton shell and a quilted lining for optimum warmth, this piece will be with you for years to come, and like the silver-screen legend, it gets better with age.

Barbour International Steve McQueen Collection Reiver jacket

The Pebbels jacket

Another great Barbour classic – the Liddlesdale quilted jacket – has also had a winning McQueen makeover, resulting in the Pebbels jacket, also in olive, with a sheepskin collar and stars and stripes branded buttons.

Barbour International Steve McQueen Collection Pebbels jacket
Barbour International Steve McQueen Collection Pebbels jacket

The Antique Bration

The Antique Bration has an authentic vintage-style finish and looks like the original Barbour biker jacket that Steve McQueen wore during the legendary motorcycle race.

Barbour International Steve McQueen Collection Antique Bration jacket
Barbour International Steve McQueen Collection Antique Bration jacket