Originally released in 1936 and worn variously since by everyone from Royal Navy submariners to Steve McQueen to the Vincent Owners Club (their official uniform in 1953) to trials riders to me, 2011 marks the 75th anniversary of the Barbour International Jacket. To mark the occasion, Barbour’s releasing a range of retro, distressed and, well, camp special editions. But, free from faux weathering and distressed Union Jacks, it’s these nylon Brights that really stand out. Adapting the material and colors from the company's one-piece ‘70s Barbour Bomber bike suits to the style of the International creates a jacket that’s practical, striking and affordable — around $300. Just don’t plan on crashing in one.

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