Barbour jacket

Sailor Does Staples | Barbour Is Back

THE BARBOUR

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I already talked about the importance of owning this legendary jacket, so another time can't hurt.

To me, the Barbour jacket is the epitome of fall dressing. Welp, not for those in Southern California, but you understand my point. I shamelessly sport this jacket season after season with everything from sweats, sailing gear, to the days when I plan on looking put together- I swear they happen more than you think. 

Funny enough, around the ripe young age of eight, I refused to wear my brother's hand-me-down Barbour jacket, because I believed I "looked like a boy". Disappointed, young and naive Sloane, disappointed. Obviously, things have changed considering the fact it has become my second skin for the duration of Autumn/Winter. Also, remember that you only need one Barbour, as they happen to last a long time

Now, if I can only pull off a Barbour as well the Queen herself... one can dream. 

I cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die / double-pinky-promise that you won't regret purchasing one for yourself... or Christmas is coming up, you know?

#SAILORDOESTAPLES

Jacket: Barbour Jeans: Mother Denim Turtleneck: Calypso St.Barth Sneakers: Adidas Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Photos by Reid Secondo

Bringing up Barbour

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To be completely honest, I don't know when my Barbour  jacket was purchased or when it even belonged to my father or brother, but it only gets better with age.

So, if you haven't jumped on the Barbour bandwagon yet.... now is the chance. If the price tag makes your jump, I can guarantee that they are 100% worth it especially if you reside in the proper climate. You live in L.A.? Meh, I'd try the vest instead

And I beg of you, please do not own more than one. Wear & tear.... wear & tear. 

Tuckernuck has a prime Barbour collection | shop some of my favorites below: 



'Tis the Season

On me: Vineyard Vines lounge pants c/oVineyard Vines shep shirt c/o, Sperry Top Sider x J.Crew boots (this year's version) On Reid: Vineyard Vines lounge pants c/oVineyard Vines sweater c/oL.L. Bean boots, vintage Barbour jacket

Oh, oh, oh, ode to joy. 

Before I begin another Christmas story, may we begin with declaring how Town & Country- esque, Reid- my brother, if you are new around here- and yours truly look. As I've learned, there are four vital characteristics of looking like you stepped out of a holiday shoot OR a Ralph Lauren ad, if ya know, are attending a black tie ball this evening or apres-skiing somewhere out West.

Now, these characteristics you might ask. Perhaps the most important yet underrated one of all, a dog. Yes, a living, breathing, hyper d-o-g. After all, it is a doggy dog world, and we're all just living in it. To go along with your four-legged friend, running. Not Usain Bolt, sprinting a mile a minute running, but a more nonchalantly casual jog in the great outdoors "run". Your hair should also be blowing in the wind, and smile. Please, you do not want to see outtakes from this post. Onto numero 3, you might ask, where are we running with a dog? The great outdoors, I answer. Preferably with snow on the ground and whilst it is snowing. Because you must look like you live in a snow globe on a regular basis. To round out the list, the clothes. It always comes back to the clothes. And what isn't  more festive than matching plaid, boots, and Barbour?

Under the tree this year? Vineyard Vines sweaters, loungewear, and shep shirts. Trust me, those will become your most worn pieces from December 24th-31st. Then, we go to Nike... uh, for a day. 

'Tis the season to living a Christmas ready life all day, everyday. 

I will spare you a story today, but you know where to find me whenever you would like a jolly good tale of Christmas past.

Get Gifting | Gentlemen

Daniel Wellington

watch

|

Sleepy Jones

pajama pants

| Barbour

vest

(via

Tuckernuck

)

 |

Vineyard Vines

tie

|

Baxter

shave kit

Smythson

notebook

|

Montblanc

pen

|

Hugh & Crye

shirt

|

Smathers & Branson

coasters

 (via Tuckernuck) |

Vince

sweater

|

J.Crew

pocket square

Three more gift guides to go and guess what... 16 days till Christmas! Today, I am focusing on gifts for the guys. For some reason, I love to shop for them. Some of the items in today's post I actually have purchased for family members. I highly suggest checking out

Tuckernuck

for gifts for the guys in your life. And of course, share below what you are gifting for your gents.

By The Sea

Penfield flannel

// Barbour jacket //

James Jeans pants

//

Stuart Weitzman boots

This became a regular outfit especially this past weekend. A cozy flannel is made chic with sleek jeans and boots. I am also sorry for the overload on 

these boots

... I've been wearing them non-stop! Check the blog later today for the rest of my snaps from the weekend (

hint, hint, double post!

) I am off to D.C. tomorrow for a couple of days. I will be packing easy pieces that can be worn from day to night. Shop below for what I'll be packing: 

Autumn Leaves

Vintage Barbour jacket (

similar

,

similar

) //

J.Crew denim vest

// Velvet striped shirt 

//

J.Crew pants

 //

Superga sneakers 

 //

If it's not obvious already, I borrow (and keep) a lot of my brother's clothes (mostly sweaters). This jacket is actually a hand-me-down from him. I've always wanted a broken in, rugged Barbour jacket and voila! I have been wearing it more than I care to admit, mostly on the weekend with layers. I think a Barbour jacket is a classic investment piece that everyone should have. Fun fact: when I was younger I had my brother's older hand-me-down jacket and I never wore it because it was "too boyish". Now, I don't think I'll ever take it off. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.