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6876 Barkas B1000

The new jacket from the iconic British indy brand

Being originally from Scotland, but currently based in London’s Brunswick Centre, Kenneth McKenzie has never been the one to follow the rules. And you shouldn’t expect him to, considering he named his label after French student riots in 1968 and birth of punk rock music in 1976. 6876 doesn’t make seasonal collections dropping one article a time instead. Every release is distributed in very limited number of friendly stores and is highly anticipated by its loyal fan base who admire brand’s austere aesthetic and its unique take on construction and quality.

If there is one thing 6876 is become known for, it’s jackets. Representing Kenneth’s love for modernist design, his jackets have always been bringing together minimalism and function. Continuing this trend, the new Barkas B1000 model might have all the traditional elements of a bomber jacket including elasticated hem, collar and cuffs, two snap button pockets and front zip closure, but you should really look for details hidden behind the familiar face to appreciate its innovative design.

Never compromising on practicality, Kenneth McKenzie puts function in every single element of his garments. The top panel, which may look just like a styling detail, in fact conceals two handy chest pockets. You might say, that the longer zip storm guard would be more helpful, but don’t worry because the actual storm flap is hidden inside the jacket!

Same goes for quality and materials. Constructed to the highest standards in London, the jacket features slightly waxed cotton outer by renowned Halley Stevensons of Scotland, custom-made quilted lining to keep you warm and toasty, Italian trims and Lampo zips. Every jacket is accompanied by a tin of signature wax for after care. Extremely well-thought piece, which will grow even more beautiful over time developing signature waxed cotton patina, so no two jackets will ever be the same.


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