B / Barbour
Barbour is a clothing brand founded in 1894 by John Barbour in South Shields, England. It first made oilskin workwear, which are practical garments that protect the body against the fluctuating weather. Since the introduction of the brand’s functional iconic waxed cotton jackets—the Bedale, the Beaufort, and the Border—the Barbour wax jacket became the center of a culture for collecting vintage garments, customizing and rewaxing in the general population. Now in its fifth generation as a family-run business, Barbour has grown into a lifestyle brand that adjusts to the needs of the times and the changing styles in addition to making its offerings more accessible to each rising generation through collaborations with diverse fashion brands.
Magazine B attempts to discover truly good brands from today’s market where countless brand-named products are overflowing. B pursues its quest for true value of a printed medium by becoming a magazine that would be worth possessing, not affected by advertisements since it receives no financial support from the brand, and maintains a unique and independent perspective which is increasingly disappearing due to overflowing information mingled among different media outlets.