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J. Barbour and Sons
J. Barbour & Sons Ltd. is an English luxury fashion brand founded by John Barbour in 1894, that designs, manufactures and markets weatherproofed outerwear, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories for men, women and children under the Barbour brand. Founded in South Shields, England, as an importer of oil cloth, J. Barbour and Sons Ltd. has become well known for its waxed cotton jackets which are a common element of British country clothing. The company's waxed cotton jackets are so well known that some people refer to any waxed cotton jacket as a "Barbour jacket", irrespective of manufacturer. In addition to those received in 1974 and 1982 from H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty The Queen, Barbour received the third Royal Warrant for 'Waterproof and Protective Clothing' by H.R.H Prince Charles in 1987.