Stately fashion house Barbour have lent their iconic tailoring chops to accessory maker Proporta, combining to create a slick line of cases, shells and folios for a selection of smart devices.
A range of hardy covers from the British manufacturer are infused by Barbour’s trademark textiles and quilting, combining to offer a fine finish to top-end gadgets including the Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, as well as both the mini and maxi iPads.
The way Proporta’s Lynette Prigmore tells it, the high-end hook-up was down to when they made the first move:
“It was [us] who initially approached Barbour, but coincidentally it had already been in their thoughts of future product offering, so it was a very mutual discussion point…there is an obvious synergy between the protective materials that Barbour is so well known for and the type of accessory a consumer wishes to use in order to protect their smartphone or tablet.”
Currently available online directly from Proporta, but with a view to occupying the upmarket shelves of John Lewis as well as Barbour’s own flagship stores ‘soon’, it’s open season on giving your phone the Royal Seal (well, the Royal Warrant) of approval.