Sir Ridley Scott is no stranger to extreme environments. During his long and illustrious career, the BAFTA-winning filmmaker has trudged the coast of Mogadishu, braved the streets of 2nd century Rome and even rocketed off to the craggy surface of Mars.
So it should come as no surprise that Sir Ridley’s latest project, a collaboration with British outerwear stalwarts Barbour, has been designed with both practicality and comfort in mind.
The Director’s Jacket brings together both fashion and function, and has been launched to celebrate Barbour’s 125th anniversary year. With details requested by Sir Ridley himself, the finished garment has a military-style collar and roll away hood — and would look at home on the set of every Scott film from Blade Runner to Black Hawk Down.
In true Barbour style, the jacket features hand warmers, offset pockets to hold keys and even a signature lower pouch large enough to accommodate the scripts of even the wordiest blockbusters.
Sir Ridley, who hails from the same north-eastern town of South Shields where Barbour are based, also included anti-glare zips and studs on the jacket to avoid dazzling his team team on film sets. There’s even an inner detachable quilt for extra warmth, should shoots stretch long into the night.
Ever the auteur, Sir Ridley has even added a touch of his inimitable creativity to the project. Look to both the back label and studs, and you will find a bird motif based on an illustration penned personally by the director. Next time you’re calling the shots on a cinematic classic, you know what to pack.
Barbour Film Waxed Cotton Jacket
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