News: Sam Heughan Answers Questions at Barbour Event

Sam Heughan was recently in New York City to officially launch his Barbour Signature Collection. He did a live Q&A on facebook but because there were so many great questions, he took the time to answer more questions.

Here are a few of the questions and answers that Sam provided:

Joanna Diaz on Instagram asks: Does the Heughan family have clan ties? Clan Tartan? Is any of your personal family heritage incorporated into the design?

‘The Heughan family I believe is part of the McDonald Clan. Many Heughans are from Southwest of Scotland, where I was born in Dumfries and Galloway, where John Barbour originated. Barbour has always been part of my heritage growing up with it. Many family members would wear their clothing.


Rachel Shapiro on Instagram asks: What elements of the collection are distinctly yours and what elements are carry-overs from Barbour’s longstanding traditions?

I hope that this collection reflects my personal style which I’ve tried to incorporate across all of the shirts, knitwear and jackets. For the collection I chose each of the fabrics from the wax to the wool, tweed and herringbone too as these reflect my Scottish roots. I also think it’s important to stick to Barbour’s signature look and traditions through the styling of the clothing – to fit well with the brand.’


Cheyenne Kenney on Instagram asks: What made you decide to collaborate with Barbour?

‘I’m honoured to be Barbour’s Global Brand Ambassador, and so when the idea of a collaborative collection came up it was something I’d really want to do. I grew up near the farm where John Barbour lived in Scotland and so it’s always been a brand that I am familiar with and have similar roots to and so I can understand its traditions. That was important to me when I started the design process.’

To read more of the Q&As, please visit Barbour’s Blog.

To view Sam Heughan’s Signature Collection, please visit the site directly.


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