This is an early 1980s, specially produced, Barbour Waxed Cotton jacket for use by British Army Specials Forces and Close Observation Platoons operating in Northern Ireland and The Falklands during the 1980-1990s. The DPM Camo Barbour jackets weren't standard military issue but private purchases by military officers looking to upgrade their kit. These were first ordered in 1982 by Special Forces Commandos for use in the Falklands during the period when Barbour had a single Royal Warrant issued by the late Duke of Edinburgh in 1974. This single crest indicates that this was one of the original early 1982 models as the same year Barbour was issued a second Royal Warrant, so following Barbour DPM camo jackets included a second Crest.
Made in England, the DPM Military Jacket is very similar to the Solway Zipper. Constructed from a 100% waxed cotton outer and fully lined with green lining, the jacket features the iconic 3 stud popper flap pockets, large internal pocket and a YKK Zip close covered with a stud popper storm flap. The original belt and stud popper detachable hood is included. These are one of the rarest Barbour models about, with a very unique history.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition, with heavy signs of wear, creasing and discolouration throughout. There are a few nicks in the fabric and two lines of fraying along with a small hole to the back hem area. This has a strong vintage waxy smell. Not quite perfect but still an incredible bit of rare kit with bags of character and complete with the original hood and belt.
Wax Cotton Shell; Cotton Lining.
- Made in England
- YKK zip front fastening
- Original hood and belt
- Internal cord collar and popper throat tab
- Storm front with popper fastening
- 2 lower patch pockets with popper flaps
- Upper patch pocket with popper flap
- Inner popper storm cuffs
- Underarm ventilation eyelets
- Fabric back neck hanger loop
SIZE: The jacket doesn't contain a size but based on similar Barbour jackets in our archive this is similar to a size Large (UK Sizing) with a 50" full external chest and overall fit.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS:Please check measurements against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned on a flat surface:
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