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The red Michael Jackson thriller jacket and the history behind it is an interesting tale.

The Legend of the Thriller Jacket

Well, Barneys Gang, It’s that time of year again. The nights are drawing in, the leaves are changing colour and leather jackets are returning to their natural habitats. That’s right folks, it’s officially Spooky Season (insert evil witches cackle here), and what better way to celebrate than to take a deep dive into the spookiest music video ever created, featuring one of the most iconic leather jackets of all time. You guessed it, Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Buckle up gang...

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This black and white photo displays a family stood together proudly. It is the family of behind the brand Barney & Taylor. There are 8 people in the frame stood at the bottom of a garden pathway.

Everything We’ve Learnt From 100 Years In The Leather Industry

Running a family business is something of a double-edged sword.There’s great pride in the heritage that has preceded you, and yet continuing that history can also feel at times like something of a burden too.The family never meant to get into the leather industry either, it just sort of happened.At the turn of the 20th Century, my great grandparents, on my mum’s side, had a factory manufacturing knitwear. With it being rainy Manchester eventually they began to make raincoats,...

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The Ultimate Leather Gift Guide 2020

Forgive us for dropping the 'C' word so soon, but this year has been such a whirlwind that the festive season will soon be upon us without even realising.Have you started prepping for Christmas yet?It's been a weird year and we don't really know what Christmas 2020 will look like, but the small joy of exchanging gifts with family offers a sense of normality; even if we're celebrating via zoom or singing carols from the end of the drive!Since...

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Image shows a classic photograph of The Beatles performing in black leather jackets.

How the Beatles Changed Fashion Forever

In the 1960s, four working class scouse lads got together and decided to make a band. They called themselves, “The Beatles”. You might have heard of them.In May of 1963, they reached number one in the UK charts with, “Please, Please Me” and the rest, as they say, is history.The Beatles went on to achieve 20 number one hits, conquer America, redefine rock and roll and arguably change the world as we know it today.Even as Mancs, we have...

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Image displays a flat lay of coloured leather jackets. There is a black leather jacket, blue washed leather jacket, mint green leather jacket and a forest green leather jacket.

How to wear your coloured leather asymmetric biker

A leather jacket is an investment, it is a garment of longevity and with the right care will last years for you. While you’re searching for your new leather jacket, it’s important to remind yourself that black is not your only colour option. If you’re keen to develop your style with a colourful statement piece while maintaining a cool, classic style then I strongly suggest investing in a coloured leather asymmetric biker. A black asymmetric biker is timeless, classic...

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Image displays a woman wearing a leather jacket, black t-shirt and jeans whilst standing in front of a beautiful wall art mural. The mural has a blue and orange stripe across the building and smaller black & white zig zags.

The secret to pulling off any outfit (Yes, ANY!)

Would you believe us if we told you that you could pull off any outfit? We really do mean anything.You might previously have believed that fashion is not for you, or a garment doesn’t suit your ‘shape’. Nonsense! Fashion may run in cycles but style plays by no rules.If you’re looking for a hype man, you’ve come to the right place. We celebrate all styles, all sizes, all tastes and we want you to join in with the fun....

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Video Guide: How to Measure A Leather Jacket

We know it's not rocket science, but getting the right fit for your leather jacket is extremely important. Not only for style reasons, but to ensure you're comfortable.No two leather jackets are the same. Each different skin, shape and style creates a totally unique silhouette. For that reason, we don't use one standard size chart for all products. When shopping with Barneys Originals, you'll notice that every product has its own individual size chart which is measured by our...

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COVID-19 Update – September 2020

September 2020 In order to protect our team, we're still working with a limited amount of staff in the office. You may experience delays in contacting us via phone. Please use our email contact form to reach our full team who are working from home.We aren't seeing too many delays in UK shipping - however, with regards to international shipping, if your item is flagged for inspection by customs and needs to be manually reviewed you may be waiting and...

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