Standing next to me at the helm of the warming table is Mr. Broadley. The name commands a presence; the beard commands attention. Keith Broadley started with Barbour more than 20 years ago working a table just like the one we’re looking at. Better known as the waxing station, it is here where the process begins, to take soiled, beaten Barbour coats and give them a fighting chance at another season of life.

We’re in Milford, New Hampshire at the U.S. headquarters for the legendary J Barbour & Sons. As we wait for the wax to melt, and the table to warm up, Keith opens up about Barbour’s past. He speaks in a way I’d assume Hemingway would: grizzled but comforting, always sincere, and with an underlying passion for what goes on here.

Full story in Issue Fourteen of Iron & Air Magazine. Available here:

Filmed & Edited: Ryan Scura |
Music: 'The Dove' by Caspian
Special thanks to Tom Hooven, Keith Broadley, Helene Fletcher, and J Barbour & Sons.

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