Outlander actor Sam Heughan kicked off his Barbour signature collection with a series of meets and greets, live Facebook chats, and an in-depth look at his full line of men’s and women’s wear inspired by Scotland’s rich history. As Barbour’s global ambassador, Sam Heughan has brought awareness to the brand, but also to the collection’s pieces, he helped design.
Hundreds of fans lined up for a chance to meet Sam and get a first-hand look at the collection, while others had the chance to take photos with the actor. On Facebook, Sam answered questions about the Sam Heughan collection that had been shared on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Speaking live from Macy’s, Barbour New York showroom, Sam Heughan introduced the collection that was a collaboration with Barbour. Sam spoke about growing up in Scotland and how the Barbour clothing line was part of his heritage.
Known for their wax cotton jackets, tweeds, and tartan, Barbour has been a staple of quality clothes for over a century.
Sam also spoke about having comfort and practicality in his clothing line. Barbour is widely revered for their outdoor clothes that are breathable, waterproof and highly durable and Sam expressed that he wanted these qualities as well as to ensure his signature collection was comfortable.
The clothing line appeals to men and women who enjoy outdoor activities and sports in cooler weather.
When asked which piece in the Sam Heughan Barbour Signature Collectio was his favorite, he answered that though he loved each piece and felt personally connected to them all, it was undoubtedly the Dalkeith wax cotton jacket that was his personal favorite.
The jacket is available in navy and olive, features leather patches on the elbows, and is crafted with the attention to style and detail Barbour is known for. Heughan also said he is a huge James Bond fan and the jacket was inspired by the jacket Bond wore in the movie Skyfall.
Check out videos from Sam Heughan introducing his collection at Macy’s, his live Facebook chat from Barbour as it aired and photos from the launch below.
Watch Sam Heughan’s live Q&A from our New York showroom, in celebration of the #BarbourSamHeughan collection
Posted by Barbour on Thursday, September 28, 2017
To celebrate the launch of our #BarbourSamHeughan Signature collection, in collaboration with Sam Heughan, we headed to Macy's NYC for the official launch event. Learn more: http://barbour.uk/2yLIYfC
What do you think about the Sam Heughan Collection and collaboration with Barbour? Have you checked out the collection? Did you attend the New York launch?
Sam Heughan can be seen in Season 3 of Outlander on Starz.