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Paul Smith Jeans Creates Line for Barbour

The collection launches on Sept. 1.

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LONDON — Paul Smith Jeans has teamed with Barbour, the British heritage outerwear label, to create a capsule collection of rugged designs for men and women. The line for fall 2012, called The Land and the Sea, takes its cues from Barbour’s 19th-century beginnings on England’s northeast coast, fashioning workwear for shipbuilding, mining and fishing. 

Looks in the collection include the Seafarer, a men’s jacket in beeswax cotton lined with a striped Breton fabric, and the Fieldman Trad, a men’s jacket done in a patchwork of different waxed cotton materials. Women’s designs include the Beadnell, a jacket in polka-dot waxed cotton, and the International, a belted waxed cotton jacket with floral lining. The line also includes T-shirts, shirts, jeans and cord pants.

Smith said, “I have always been a fan of Barbour and this has been a great opportunity to collaborate on a collection that combines the British heritage and identities of both companies.”

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Ian Bergin, head of men’s wear at Barbour, added, “By bringing together Barbour and Paul Smith Jeans, two very British companies, we have created a collection that is unique and fun, yet still reflects the core values of the Barbour brand.”

Prices for the line start at 39.95 pounds, or around $63 at current exchange, for a T-shirt and rise to 449 pounds, or $710, for the men’s Seafarer jacket. The collection launches Sept. 1 at Barbour stores in the U.K. and online at Barbour.com.

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