The wax jacket
In this part we look at the iconic and inimitable wax jacket; a favourite winter wrap up for many the humble wax jacket originated in the early 19th century where it was widely used for waterproofing in the sailing industry. Today the very much in demand wax jacket comes in a whole host of colours, styles and fits with something to offer everybody. We look at a few of our favourites here…
Top wax jackets for men
1. Barbour New Bushman Waxed Jacket (£229.95): Made from a heavyweight 8oz. waxed cotton with a distinctive cracked finish, the New Bushman is by far as practical as it is handsome. Designed with a wadded cotton lining for exceptional warmth and a studded storm flap, this is one winter coat which doesn’t plan to let the wind or the rain in. Multiple outer pockets and a super Classic Tartan lining provide great finishing details to this effortlessly stylish wax.
2. Barbour Trooper Waxed Jacket (£229.95): Made from a medium weight 6oz. waxed cotton this lighter weight wax is a timeless weatherproof style from Barbour with a 30 gram wadding for extra warmth. Adjustable cuffs and shoulder epaulettes nod towards Barbour’s military heritage, whilst the cord inner collar, Classic Tartan lining and leather branded tab to centre back finish the Trooper perfectly.
Top wax jackets for women
1. Barbour Beadnell Wax Jacket (£199.95): A medium weight 6oz. wax, the Beadnell is an iconic piece from the Classic collection which can be worn with the any of the Betty Interactive Liners for extra protection from the elements. The Barbour Betty Interactive Liner features a stylish quilted lining perfect for an extra layer whilst the Barbour Fleece Betty Interactive Liner boasts a super cosy fleece for when the temperatures really drop. The gorgeous and iconic style of the Beadnell is boosted by the clean cut lines, subtle branding and simple stylish finish. Two studded rear vents add comfort and a feminine silhouette to this relaxed women’s jacket.
2. Joules Milbury Wax Jacket (£219.95): A much loved favourite from Joules’ original collection, the Milbury boasts a classically aged style which is made from British wax, with a self fabric belt and buckle fastening for a beautifully feminine finish. Back functioning vents with popper fastenings make the Milbury as functional as it is fashionable. Antique brass fastenings and a corduroy collar only further the vintage luxe style of the sublime Milbury Wax Jacket.