Heritage Brands: Barbour
At M. Dumas & Sons, we pride ourselves on being a part of the heritage of Charleston, SC. Throughout our 101-year history, we have been intimately involved in the dressing of the men of this town from Navy service members and Shipyard workers to generations of grandfathers, fathers, and sons, all have proudly been dressed in Dumas. Heritage is something we often look for when introducing brands to our customers, and few brands have the heritage of Barbour. Beginning in 1894, in the Market Place in South Shields, England, John Barbour started the company with a focus on providing the best jackets for any type of outdoorsman. Now on its 5th generation of Family ownership, Barbour is headquartered in Simonside, South Shields, where it still produces its classic wax jackets by hand in the Simonside based factory.
Famous for its quality and durability, Barbour has developed a loyal following all over the globe most notably including the Royal Family who have awarded Royal Warrants to Barbour on three separate occasions ( 1974- HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, 1982- Her Majesty the Queen, 1987- HRH the Prince of Wales). While enjoyed by the Royal Family, Barbour has also managed to become a cultural fashion icon through its wardrobing of Daniel Craig in the James Bond film Skyfall, as well as the iconic images of Steven McQueen wearing his wax A7 jacket during the International 6 Day Trials in East Germany in 1964.
We are proud to partner with such storied brands like Barbour, and look forward to having their heritage entwined with ours for years to come! Stop by the Corner of King and Society and let us introduce you to the one jacket you will have for the rest of your life before it becomes a family heirloom and develops a heritage all of its own!