BARBOUR TOASTS MCQUEEN: Chad McQueen, son of the legendary Steve McQueen, stopped by the Barbour store in SoHo recently for a party to celebrate the Barbour Steve McQueen collection, which is inspired by the late actor. The movie star often wore Barbour jackets when on set or racing his motorbike and one jacket from his personal wardrobe was on display behind glass in the store.
The younger McQueen, who was injured in a severe auto racing accident in 2006, admitted he didn’t get the style gene from his father. “I’m a jeans and T-shirt guy. I don’t own a suit and I don’t know how to tie a tie,” he confessed. His latest project is working on getting “Yukatan” developed, an action film that Steve McQueen had hoped to make before dying. The elder McQueen created over a thousand pages of notes and storyboards for the film, which Robert Downey Jr. has now optioned for his production company. “We’ve got a first draft of a script — but it’s hard getting a film made these days,” said McQueen, who is also father of Vampire Diaries star, Steven R. McQueen.
This story first appeared in the October 12, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
U.K.-based Barbour operates seven stores in the U.S., including a new unit that opened last month in Philadelphia.