In January, the Barbour team headed to the beautiful and picturesque setting of Crailing Hall, in Crailing on the Scottish Borders, to shoot our SS17 Shirt Department campaign. The day was spilt between two shoots, one of ourselves, and the other for our media partner, leading men’s lifestyle magazine, GQ.
We arrived early onto the set to ensure everything was ready for Sam’s arrival to the first location. It was straight to hair and makeup before we grabbed some breakfast, as we all prepped for the day’s shooting. The morning was spent with the GQ team in the nearby Kelsos, then soon after this, Sam was transferred to our location, ready for his latest Barbour shoot!
Our SS17 Shirt Department film focused on Sam’s best friend, his chocolate Labrador, who was following him around the house as he got ready (lead in mouth) hoping he would be taken for a walk… Sam finally gave in and they went for a walk by the river on the grounds of the hall. We shot in 4 different locations around the grounds; 3 around the interior of the house, and outside by the trickling river – which made for the perfect outdoor setting.
Due to the time of the year, we finished rather quickly, as we was losing light. Sam was tremendous throughout the day, ensuring we got all the stills and video footage that was needed. No shoot would be complete without a dog, and we were very lucky to have Tia on set – a beautiful chocolate Labrador who adored Sam, and can be seen in nearly all of our SS17 Shirt Department images. You can read Tia’s #BarbourDogs account of the shoot here.
In case you missed our last Shirt Department blog, we caught up with our Menswear Designer, Andy McMillan to take a closer look at the checks in this season’s SS17 Shirt Department Collection.
Discover our SS17 Barbour Shirt Department.
I’ve added a handful of random missing photos to the gallery. Check them out in the gallery. Enjoy!
Sam posted a new outtake from his photoshoot with Caitriona for Departures. Check it out, it looks lovely!
I’ve added a handful more photos of Sam endorsing Barbour and behind the scenes photos. He looks very swoon-worthy. Enjoy!
I’ve added a handful of new Sam photos to the gallery including new photos from his photoshoot/promotional images for Barbour and new photos of him on the set of Outlander filming for season 3. Enjoy.
Scottish with a Love of the Outdoors and a Link to Founder John Barbour’s Farm makes Sam Heughan the Perfect Choice as Barbour Takes on First Global Brand Ambassador
Scottish born Sam Heughan has been chosen as Barbour’s first Global Brand Ambassador in a two year deal from July 2016. Sam grew up in Galloway, a short distance from the farm where founder John Barbour lived in the late 1800s before moving across the border to set up the first Barbour store in South Shields in the North East of England in 1894.
Sam 36, the lead actor in the hit international TV series Outlander which is filmed on location in Scotland, will appear in a selected number of photoshoots and PR appearances for Barbour and will work with some of the brand’s key wholesale partners in the UK and US, Barbour’s two largest markets. He will also develop his own signature capsule collection incorporating Barbour’s renowned exclusive tartans which are based on the Ayrshire District Tartan from where the Barbour family originated in the 13th century.
Paul Wilkinson, Global Marketing Director, Barbour said “When I first met Sam, I was immediately struck by the similarities with Barbour. The British countryside has been at the heart of the Barbour brand since 1894. Sam’s Scottish roots and his genuine love of the outdoors means he brings an authentic and very real connection to the partnership. Sam has a great respect for our history and heritage of over 120 years and he has worn Barbour since he was young. He will become the face of our exclusive menswear tartan collection providing us with an opportunity to create some original and innovative marketing initiatives that will make this a unique and very special partnership.”
Sam Heughan said “I am delighted to be working with Barbour and feel very privileged that they have chosen me to be their first Global Brand Ambassador. Being Scottish, I grew up with the brand and have always been a big fan – being born in the same rural area as John Barbour, in the south of Scotland. The company has a long history and heritage and their archive goes right back to 1910, through many periods of momentous history that fascinate me and it’s so intriguing to see how Barbour has adapted yet retained its strong identity. It has also been fascinating to see that while the design and styles of the clothing has changed over the years, the founding philosophy of providing quality products that are fit for purpose, durable and functional is still as relevant today as it was in the beginning. I have a great passion for the company and their employees that feels more like I’ve been welcomed into their extended family. I very much look forward to designing my own capsule collection based on this ethos and to representing the brand in the UK, the US and internationally.”
Sam studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and in 2003 was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer. In 2011 he originated the role of Batman in the DC/Warner Bros and Waterlane production of “Batman Live”, an international tour which opened in Los Angeles and went on tour to Las Vegas, South America and throughout the UK and Europe. On stage, he has performed in the London West End and at a variety of theatres in various classical and new writing pieces including “Romeo and Juliet”, “The Talented Mr Ripley” and “Plague over England”.
In 2013, he was cast in the lead role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz hit period drama series Outlander which is set in Scotland. Since starring in Outlander, Sam has received numerous fan generated accolades including the BBC America Anglophenia Man of the Year in 2014 and Entertainment Weekly’s EW-wy Best Actor – Drama in 2015. He was the Grand Marshall at this year’s Tartan Day Parade in April in New York which was sponsored by Barbour.
I’ve added some screencaps of Sam at The Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards as well as a couple new outtakes from Departures magazine. Sam looked dashing as always.
So the season finale to Outlander is today. I don’t know about you but I am anxious about it even though I know how it will play out. Who’s feeling the same?
Check out the video from The Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards.
I’ve finished getting the gallery up to date. Phew. I’ve added over 1,500 photos to the site including Outlander screencaps & behind the scenes photos, Photo Sessions, Appearances, Interviews, Theater Stills, TV Series Stills, and more to new and existing albums. That’s not counting all the many MQ photos I replaced with HQ photos. You can use the following links to see Last Updated Images and Last Updated Albums. Check out some image previews below as there are too many albums to list. Big thanks to Alikat, Lora, Mouza for scans.