Barbour Men’s Wax Jacket Ashby
Weatherproof, windproof and thornproof. And almost unchanged for 125 years.
Original wax jackets by Barbour – the cult classic from the purveyors to Royalty.
Few other garments are as “really British” as the original Barbour wax jacket. Developed over a century ago to protect dockworkers and sailors from the harsh weather conditions of the North Sea, they have long since become cult classics.
Made of waxed cotton in durable 6 oz quality.
These jackets have been impregnated with the help of waxes and oils to make them weatherproof and they are lined with comfortable checked cotton fabric. The classic features include the corduroy collar, vents with press studs and the storm panel over the practical two-way zip. With slash pockets, spacious bellow pockets and a zipped inside pocket for your valuable items.
The lightweight zip-in waistcoat (sold separately) makes your jacket winterproof – and can also be worn solo.
With zip and two patch pockets.
Ideal accessory in bad weather: The matching drawstring wax hood (sold separately).
Quickly attached to the collar with press studs in case of sudden rain, it protects perfectly against wind and rain. The support wire around the hem always ensures good visibility.
Fitted cut. Jacket length in size 40: 79cm (31.1"). Waistcoat length in size 40: 71cm (28"). Colour: Olive. Wax jacket and wax hood made of 100% cotton, sleeve lining and drip protection made of 100% polyester. Waistcoat made of 100% polyamide, with lining made of 100% cotton.
Wax jackets by J. Barbour & Sons Ltd. – quality for eternity.In 1894, John Barbour opened his business in water-resistant and tear-resistant waxed cotton apparel in Market Place in South Shields, Newcastle. Soon his designs were so popular that stories were told about them. For example, it was alleged that one day on Lake Windermere, Mr. Snelling’s Barbour jacket went overboard. After eight months, it was fished out of the lake – totally covered with mud and algae, but completely undamaged. Cleaned and re-impregnated, it was like new again. So, it goes without saying that even storms and lashing rain are just a trifle for these jackets. Incidentally, Barbour’s legendary customer service is still in South Shields today. Every year over 100,000 jackets are repaired, waxed or altered.