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.”
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.