View Full Version : The waxed cotton thread

27th February 2010, 08:42
Time for a thread about great waxed cotton clothing, the only fabric besides denim and leather that'll age beautifully. So let's talk about Barbour and Belstaff jackets.

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27th February 2010, 08:56
If someone is interested BELSTAFF will have a sale (up to 40% off) at brands4friends today.
start of sale is 9am (german time)...

27th February 2010, 10:08
nice. will contribute.

here´s my belstaff trialmaster, that i´m gonna sell:

27th February 2010, 11:31
Anyone has pictures of a nicely aged waxed cotton jacket?

27th February 2010, 11:49
sorry for the huge pic. these aren´t mine.




27th February 2010, 13:39
most of those belstaff jackets at b4f aren´t good lookin...

27th February 2010, 13:56
^I'm sure you won't get a nice Belstaff somewhere cheap(er) except 2nd hand. Same for Barbours.

27th February 2010, 15:02
nice. will contribute.

here´s my belstaff trialmaster, that i´m gonna sell:

If you're going to be letting it go, what size is it? (also if you could PM me approx price you're looking for).

27th February 2010, 15:09
pm sent

27th February 2010, 18:09
is it possible to wear this waxjackets when driving a car ? i hope you know what i mean.
I would not like that my car seats look like waxed.

27th February 2010, 19:11
^No problem. My Barbour is pretty fat waxed (there are some wax stains on the lining), but no problems with car seats or furniture.

3rd March 2010, 21:43
so first here are some more detailed pics of my (now sold) trialmaster.




...and here´s my new jacket-
BARBOUR "New Utility".
I like the fit better and the jacket is more casual overall. The Barbour feels a lot waxier, then the Belstaff, quite nice actually.
Excuse the horrible pics, but you get an idea of the fit:

Details, you can see the difference in Barbour´s texture compared to the Belstaff:



3rd March 2010, 21:45
Nice and very british details :-D. Fit is good (even if I like the classics more), hope you don't loose much with the Belstaff sale.

3rd March 2010, 21:50
i even gained some €s in the end. :-)

3rd March 2010, 21:51
^ 8-)

3rd March 2010, 22:16
great jacket, the fit is way better than the Belstaff. And I've always liked Barbours better than Belstaffs though...

3rd March 2010, 22:21
I guess Barbour's got a longer tradition, am I right?

3rd March 2010, 23:21
Barbour has a longer tradition in the waxed fabric, however Belstaff has a longer tradition in motorcycle trials/international jackets.

Personally, the Belstaff fit is much nicer for me (longer arms, slimmer body at the same size. They're "reproduction" jackets have great details. The Che jacket has a fantastic fit, and ultra-waxy fabric, but the prices are stupid.

At the current day, I have to say as a company, the prize goes to Barbour, as they're still actually made in England, in the same place they started.

3rd March 2010, 23:30
nice new jacket there matt...
fit is spotted on...

19th March 2010, 10:21
Too bad...I wear my Barbour today, bad things happened:

fat waxstains on my longsleeve :roll:
leaning against a sharp edge (I'm an idiot!), so the fabric is slightly damaged (not teared, but it's got a deep fold).

The waxstains are removable, but I'm afraid the fold isn't. I guess I have to buy a tin of wax dressing and massage the wax into the damaged part before the fabric tears...Shit.

19th March 2010, 12:04
I am so glad someone decided to start a thread about Barbour. I'm not a big Belstaff fan myself since it seems that a lot of the wanna be fashionable Italians are wearing it these days and are taking all credibility out of the brand. It is also no longer British owned. I do have to say that Barbour is by far my favorite jacket brand. I own quite a few jackets that are made to withstand foul conditions (Stone Island, CP Company, North Face, Gloverall)...but nothing compares to Barbour. Barbour jackets truly are the only other item that are comparable to a fine pair of jeans. You build a certain relationship with it over time that will make you their customer for life.

19th March 2010, 15:55
^Absolutely true. And today I've seen my next barbour jacket...:-D

19th March 2010, 16:38
^ I don't necessarily know exactly what style you are looking to invest in, but I am thinking about purchasing the Cowen Commando jacket in the next couple of months or so. I currently own the Barnard Field Jacket and a Pickering Jacket (which is lightweight and quilted, a more contemporary liddesdale, nice for the spring months on top of a light sweater or polo shirt). The Cowen Commando is pure class though. Keep me informed if you find any websites with good prices. I am always on the lookout for good deals on Barbour since it it so overpriced here in Italy and in the states.

29th March 2010, 00:09
So it would be cool if any of you could post some more pics of their stuff ;-)


so matt how's the sizing on your barbour jacket and on barbours in general? tts or what is it?

thx in advance guys!

29th March 2010, 08:09
tts. my barbour´s a medium. i´m 178 - 75 kg.

29th March 2010, 11:07
tts. my barbour´s a medium. i´m 178 - 75 kg.

so a size: large would do the trick for me i think ;-)
thinking about getting one during the year...

2nd April 2010, 20:56
^ I've got the same data like atzec: 1.78/75kg/ size M:

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3167/dsci0111y.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/dsci0111y.jpg/)

The pic isn't really representative for my Barbour, I've gotta do a better one. But I wanna bump this thread ;-)

2nd April 2010, 21:08
well I'm ~180cm and about 86kg. so i think a L would be just perfect for me...

2nd April 2010, 21:11
Yep, M won't work!

2nd April 2010, 23:00
I'm 1.77cm and 87kg and I wear M

2nd April 2010, 23:14

3rd April 2010, 01:49
I'm 1.93 m and around 80 kg and wear a large in my Barnard field jacket and quilted Barbour jacket. Barbours run wide so it's more a question of length. If you get one of the classic models they'll be sizes according to number...this makes the sizing a little tricky. I would try something on in a store before ordering online if you get a classic model like the Bedale or Beauford. Also keep in mind that Barbours can be easily altered if you bring them to a tailor or send it to Barbour in england. I would advise against bringing your Barbour to a local tailor though. I'll try to post some fit pics of my Barnard field jacket in the coming days in order to keep the thread alive.

3rd April 2010, 02:13
Barbours run wide so it's more a question of length.

yes, indeed.
and please post pics of your barnard, Flavio.

3rd April 2010, 21:26
@Flavio: thx for the informations mate....very helpful if I can justify my buy then ;-)

4th April 2010, 08:12
I'm sure M will be too short for Rafael.

8th April 2010, 03:15
Here's my first waxed cotton edit: coat - straight out of packaging, no wears...


8th April 2010, 11:24
it'S more a coat isn't it...?

8th April 2010, 11:34
:idea: Yes, that is true...

8th April 2010, 16:26
^fitpics? :-)

9th April 2010, 02:09
Arg, freakin' battery died when I was taking pic :evil:
I'll put them up in this post when the camera recharges...

Took the coat out for a walk in Melbourne University today - haven't been there in a while.

When would you guys recommend my first coat waxing to be done? (It's only 1 day old atm)

14th April 2010, 15:22
do youz guys (and girls ofc) know if Barbour make any waxed jackets in more of a fitted style. I like the Beaufort, but i havent seen / tried on one that is small enough, they all seem a bit as if i'm trying on my father's :S

11th November 2010, 19:24
so here's my barbour beaufort i got from ebay...

what do you guys think?
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fitpics will follow tomorrow!
i really dunno about the fit. i think i still can return it...opinions plz!

11th November 2010, 20:06
Seems to be in pretty good shape!

I recently tried on a Barbour Bristol – and now I want that jacket so bad… unfortunately my girl hates Barbour… :-(

11th November 2010, 20:15
^^ Super!

11th November 2010, 20:19
thx guys...
only thing is that i've spot a tiny hole on the left arm and maybe that will get me some money back or sth. else ;-)...
gonna shoot some fitpics tomorrow i think (if i have the time!)

one last question: :-)
should it get waxed again or what's the deal with it? asking cuz it's my first "real" waxed cotton jacket...

11th November 2010, 20:46
Don't do it yourself, it won't work! You can send them to Barbour and they do a professional re-waxing, it's about 30 or 50€ if I remember right. Is the wax coating gone?

11th November 2010, 21:00
on some places i think...

11th November 2010, 21:17
so i've wrote the owner about the tiny hole in the left arm.

he would transfer 10€ back to my pp-account or he would take back the whole jacket and resell it again!...

got the jacket for 76€ including shipping...what do you guys think?

11th November 2010, 21:28
66€? Do you know the new prices? Keep it.

11th November 2010, 21:30
^o.c. i know it :-D...going to keep it and for 66€ this thing is a ****ing steal ;-)

fitpics will come in the next few days...

would be nice if all others would contribute in here again and update on their jackets and shit...

11th November 2010, 21:39
...too cold for my Barbour International meanwhile.

11th November 2010, 21:43
^well i've been thinking of buying an innerjacket for my barbour but first i need to know if it's attachable or not?

and since the classic beaufort ain't coming with no hood i'm gonna buy one as well...already eyeing one on ebay :-)...

12th November 2010, 00:09
...too cold for my Barbour International meanwhile.

that´s why i wear my denim jacket under my barbour these days. pretty good combination.

12th November 2010, 00:30
^pretty good combination and a pretty good idea...going to test that the next days!

btw, how do your wax-jackets smell?...pretty weird question, but hey :-D

12th November 2010, 00:37
hope you don't mind ale?...

from dec'09


Recioto wine

now that's how a jacket should fit like...perfect imo!

12th November 2010, 01:31
^^yeah, try it.

they smell...strange.

12th November 2010, 01:53
^so i'm not alone with this :-P...

here is a fast fitpics...better ones will follow the next days!

first one I'm looking a bit fat :-D...

so what ya think?

12th November 2010, 10:38
Honestly,it doesnt look very flattering when closed. But I'm not a fan of the beaufort' fit in general...

12th November 2010, 10:54
The wax smells, but I like it :-) Maybe it's a different thing when they're new. Btw, my international is heavily waxed (wax spots on my tops after wearing). But hey, I love it.

Fit: hmmm, sorry, I have to agree with Atzec. And the sleeves are a bit too short, the shoulders look a bit too big from those pics. Look at Lemmys pic: perfect fit in the shoulders, perfect sleeve length.

Max Power
12th November 2010, 11:03
In the soulder area the jacket is too big imo. Also I'm not a fan of the colour.

12th November 2010, 12:29
^well that's exactly the thing i thought after trying it on the first time. i also would say that it's a bit too long for me...
Thinking of reselling it and maybe i can make a lil profit out of it...

So you guys would say that i need an "m" in other barbour-types?
Does the sizing of all barbours is the same or different from type to type???

Max Power
12th November 2010, 12:43
^So you got an L right now? Don't you fear the sleeves could be too short in an M?

12th November 2010, 12:47
^well shoulders are too big and sleeves a tad too short maybe so what would you suggest?

Ale is wearing a medium in his and we're almost the same size/bodytype i'd say

Max Power
12th November 2010, 12:59
^difficult. But maybe then that brand isn't made for you?

12th November 2010, 13:02
^i won't give up searching for a nice jacket which could fit me mate...so don't try :-P
going to resell this one again! with some better pics i'm sure i can make a bit of profit out of it!...

Max Power
12th November 2010, 13:08
^good luck then!

9th December 2011, 19:56
anyone know where I could find a nice skinny waxed indigo jean?

im kinda looking for an indigo skinny jean that has the same coating as the dry black coated nudies. anyone know?

17th December 2011, 05:48
^Hm, none that I know of. I know Nudies used to sell the "Thin Finn Ultra Indigo Coated" (similar to black coated stuff) but they discontinued it quite awhile ago...might find it on eBay if you're lucky.

Any updates on any coats? It'd be cool to see some pics!
I was also wondering if anyone has any suggestions on types of wax that could be used; what has or hasn't worked for you guys? Thanks!

24th December 2011, 09:51
Hi All, I'm new to this forum and found this thread thru a google search on wax jackets. I thought I'd join and post some pics of my own wax jacket - I bought it online and it was made to measure.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5279400/Saffi Jacket/1_trial master Wax.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5279400/Saffi Jacket/1_trial master Waxb.jpg
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5279400/Saffi Jacket/jobby.jpg