A couple of months ago I wrote about stylish raincoats to keep away the April showers. If I remember correctly, April wasn’t actually that bad but it was May when the heavens really opened. If I jinxed it I do apologise. Of course we’re now in June and despite a brief heat wave, the weather is horrific outside which is no fun for our summer wardrobes which continue to sit in the wardrobe.
My new Barbour has helped me through. It’s actually a joy to wear. I bought one of their lightweight belted raincoats in the ASOS sale. The only problem with it is that I chose white and it’s already dirty, which makes me sad. When I first noticed a bit of mud on the arm whilst doing my weekly shop in Tesco I practically cried. Anyway, I’m not the only Barbour fan because just look at this picture of the classical quartet Amore in their matching Barbours!
Amore, the classical quartet who sang in the pouring rain in front of millions of viewers last weekend for the Queen at the Jubilee River Pageant, were today back on the Thames – but this time a lot drier. Barbour, the British clothing brand, gave some of their famous wax cotton, weatherproof jackets to the group to ensure that they don’t get caught short in such typically British weather conditions again.
Helen Barbour, Vice Chairman of Barbour, said: ‘Watching the Pageant on television, we were so impressed with the grit and determination of the members of Amore, who despite the awful weather continued to perform for the Royal Family. We thought it showed Great British spirit and felt that it was only right that Barbour, being a British brand famous for our waterproofs, should ensure that they don’t get wet again!’
Barbour donated the Ladies’ Ignite Jacket, an iconic biker multi pocket jacket and the Men’s A7 Brass International Jacket, another classic Barbour biker style. Both jackets feature Barbour’s famous weatherproof wax cotton finish and are guaranteed to keep Amore dry in the future. It’s alright for some!