NEW YORK, New York – Two iconic, family-owned brands, Orvis and Barbour, have come together to create a capsule of re-engineered Barbour pieces exclusive to Orvis in celebration of Barbour’s 125th anniversary and their longstanding retail partnership. In addition to Barbour’s Icons Re-Engineered main collection, Orvis will offer three exclusive Barbour iconic jackets that have been re-imagined in contemporary fits and styles for Autumn/Winter 2019.
The re-engineered jackets, exclusive to Orvis, include the men’s Ursula Jacket, originally designed for the Royal Navy. In 1937, Captain George Phillips took command of the HMS Ursula submarine. Unsatisfied with the standard issue Royal Navy oilskin uniform for submariners, Capt. Phillips commissioned and paid for Barbour two-piece suits for the whole HMS Ursula crew. These then became standard issue for those keeping watch in Royal Navy submarines (the “Silent Service”). The iconic, heavy-duty, heavyweight 8-oz. cotton jacket updates the archive design with a contemporary slim fit, while retaining the original military styling.
The Ursula is just one of three Orvis-exclusive anniversary jackets that are available this fall. The other two are the men’s Beauchamp and the women’s Bedale. In celebration of the collection and Barbour’s 125th anniversary, Orvis is hosting a happy hour at their retail location at 489 5th Avenue, New York, New York, from 3-7 p.m. EST on Thursday, September 26. Orvis-exclusive Barbour pieces will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.
Attendees will be entered to win a special edition Barbour Range Rover County that will make its debut at the New York event and be given away in 2020 through the third annual Orvis Barbour Land Rover Sweepstakes. The fully restored Rover will hit the road in September, visiting Orvis stores and adventure locations.
The media is welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Jennifer Boes (302-245-6644, email@example.com).
Marshall Communications on behalf of Orvis
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About The Orvis Company (www.orvis.com)
Founded in 1856, Orvis believes the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. They aim to inspire every one of their customers to feel a sense of awe and wonder in nature. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K., and maintains a network of more than 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. The company promises to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences, and to protect nature by committing 5 percent of its pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.
About Barbour (www.barbour.com)
Originally established by John Barbour in 1894 in South Shields in the North East of England to provide protective outerwear to fishermen, sailors and mariners from the worst of the British weather, today, Barbour offers a complete wardrobe of clothes, accessories and footwear for men, women and children. Shirts, knitwear, trousers and accessories are now just as much in demand as Barbour’s iconic outerwear. Forever synonymous with the British countryside, Barbour’s collections now span from the best practical country clothing to the more urban fashion. There’s a choice of different ranges for all ages and lifestyles, from technical sporting clothing to country heritage fashion styles, all inspired by Barbour’s archives and re-interpreted into modern, contemporary silhouettes.
A family-owned 5th generation brand, Barbour is a global success story sold in over 40 countries worldwide including Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the US and Japan and holds three Royal Warrants from HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales.
In 2019 Barbour celebrates its 125th anniversary – a significant milestone in the company’s history.