Barbour

Barbour Shop

A Store with Steve McQueen–ish Coats

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Steve McQueen.

They just don’t make guys like him anymore.

But fortunately, they do make his jackets.

Introducing Barbour, a pop-up shop in Lincoln Park now open to outfit you for your starring role in that seasonal epic known as Chicago Winter.

See, this iconic English brand—favored by British royal families on horseback and insouciant American actors on motorcycles—also happens to be keenly adept at making hearty outerwear to protect you from gale-force winds on “L” platforms in January.

Now, if you just need something quilted and cozy for your upcoming hunt with Prince William at Balmoral—or standing in line at your polling place tomorrow—head to the back of the store and pick up a mid-weight olive Chelsea jacket, an update on a classic riding jacket.

But as long as you’re here, stock up for the icy days ahead with scarves, cardigans and pullovers with detachable hoods and hidden pockets to hide contraband. (Also, tartan-clad flasks to carry said contraband.)

But it’s the Steve McQueen collection in the front of the shop that will probably interest you year-round. Our favorite: the MacGrain, a waxed-cotton coat based on a 1937 motorcycle jacket McQueen wore during his off-road racing days. It even comes pretreated with a special dirt-and-rubber compound to simulate mud splatter.

Finally, a jacket that does its own stunts.

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Barbour
2042 N Halsted St
(between Dickens and Armitage)
Chicago, IL 60614
773-360-7709
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