84 thoughts on “Waxed Jackets

    • Anonymous says:

      the whoresisters that inherited barbour closed the factory in england and shipped all production to romania then china
      filson is still, crappily US-standard made, in the usa but will last regardless
      the choice is yours

          • Anonymous says:

            >the whoresisters that inherited barbour closed the factory in england and shipped all production to romania then china
            >the three most iconic, popular models are still made in England
            >literally the only models that matter are still made in England
            whoa…

          • Anonymous says:

            the only models that matter are still made in England
            i mean they’re taking the same path as filson filling their catalogue with modern synthetic gay shit

          • Anonymous says:

            all barbour except for the big three the bedale, the beaufort and the border are now made in romania

            Takes two seconds of googling to see that you just made that up.

            it’s all china
            they’re lying

          • Anonymous says:

            Barbour will send you any parts you lose like belts etc for free if you email them, just saying that’s pretty good customer service

    • Anonymous says:

      who cares
      theyre both too expensive and unnecessary
      nobody needs one of these coats, EVER, unless youre trying to larp as a royal
      theyre uncomfortable and make too much noise when you move

  1. Anonymous says:

    The Ship John Wills jacket is objectively the best waxed canvas jacket on the market right now, but you have to reserve a spot on a waitlist to get it made because its produced in a small Portland, Oregon shop and they can only build so much each month. Another good substitute for an absolute tank of a waxed jacket are from Heat Straps. If you aren’t looking for tanky 24 oz waxed canvas, Rogue Territory has some pretty good mid weight waxed canvas jackets. I can’t really comment on Barbour since I’ve never owned one, but I generally have an animosity toward Filson in general since the majority of their clothes are marketed to be "hella durable workman’s clothing" but in reality their clothes are no more durable than carharrt and are actually made in third world shitholes. If you want to spend around $500 for a good jacket, you might as well get something that’s actually USA made with domestic materials.

    • Anonymous says:

      all those jackets are copies of the filson. i’ve tried the rogue territory its cut wong. huckberry’s is okay. thursday’s is ass.

      • Anonymous says:

        >copies of the filson
        The only jacket mentioned that could be considered similar to filson is Rogue Territory. Everything else is a significantly different design. That being said, filson used to be USA made which is when their quality and prices were warranted. It’s not that they are terrible, it’s that they should not be charging what they charge if they are outsourcing their production and as a result decreasing their build quality

        • Anonymous says:

          hard agree but the cruiser jackets quality hasn’t declined yet i went and checked them out the other day and used to have one from before they got outsourced. they only outsourced the construction, still the same textile.
          plus most of the alternatives are outsourced.

          https://i.imgur.com/jpsnWOD.jpg

          Freenote has some waxed jackets

          i was looking at freenote and ciano farmer as actually good alternatives to the filson.

          if you’re slim and want something more form fitting i would save a little more for a rogue territory jacket. i have a filson short lined cruiser sized up one so i could layer under it, but even i didn’t size up i feel like it’s a much bulkier option. i’m sure barbour is very nice, but i cab’t speak to it. i suppose it’s nice you can add a hood to it.

          im slim but i actually want to work in it so i don’t want a slim cut.

          https://i.imgur.com/0X7Kf30.png

          Back when australians, specifically victorians, weren’t synonymous with latte/dick-sipping gayry of the highest order, there was a brand called Driza-bone that made hard wearing oilskin/waxed coats for drovers and farmers.
          They’ve branched out to more casual styles besides the ankle length dusters in order to stay alive. Some are still made in Aus, some aren’t. Quality is good.

          haven’t heard of these i’ll check them out.

          the whoresisters that inherited barbour closed the factory in england and shipped all production to romania then china
          filson is still, crappily US-standard made, in the usa but will last regardless
          the choice is yours

          has quality gone down with barbour or nah?
          honestly the ugly logo printed on the jacket is the only reason i haven’t owned one by now. its so hecking ugly.

          • Anonymous says:

            >has quality gone down with barbour or nah?
            >honestly the ugly logo printed on the jacket is the only reason i haven’t owned one by now. its so hecking ugly.
            second hang my naga

    • Anonymous says:

      Freenote is actually one of the better companies nowadays. Their clothing is top end and in my opinion their prices aren’t totally unwarranted for what you’re getting

      • Anonymous says:

        https://freenotecloth.com/collections/jackets/products/riders-jacket-waxed-canvas-rust
        https://freenotecloth.com/collections/jackets/products/riders-jacket-waxed-canvas-olive
        https://freenotecloth.com/collections/jackets/products/riders-jacket-waxed-canvas-tumbleweed-red-interior
        https://freenotecloth.com/collections/jackets/products/rj-2-waxed-canvas-20-ounce-tobacco
        https://freenotecloth.com/collections/jackets/products/tolgate-tobacco-waxed-canvas
        https://freenotecloth.com/collections/jackets/products/riders-jacket-waxed-canvas-charcoal

        They have a bunch in stock, and there’s a bunch of other retailers that carry Freenote

  2. Anonymous says:

    if you’re slim and want something more form fitting i would save a little more for a rogue territory jacket. i have a filson short lined cruiser sized up one so i could layer under it, but even i didn’t size up i feel like it’s a much bulkier option. i’m sure barbour is very nice, but i cab’t speak to it. i suppose it’s nice you can add a hood to it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Back when australians, specifically victorians, weren’t synonymous with latte/dick-sipping gayry of the highest order, there was a brand called Driza-bone that made hard wearing oilskin/waxed coats for drovers and farmers.
    They’ve branched out to more casual styles besides the ankle length dusters in order to stay alive. Some are still made in Aus, some aren’t. Quality is good.

    • Anonymous says:

      drover coats are pretty sick. I’ve got one made of cordura i wear for bad weather motorcycling. feels a little ridiculous wearing it just walking around though

    • Anonymous says:

      Some of their stuff is still high quality (particularly their wool products) but yes it’s all overpriced. You’re paying for the brand.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wholly different aesthetic. Answer: you have both, multiple of both.

    You have one Spey, one Limited Edition Brown, one Green OR Blue. You cannot have both green and blue. That’s heresy.

    Then you have one tin jacket, one cruiser, three pairs of socks, and either a bag or something else from Filson.

    The rest of your clothes you buy at other stores because barbour and filson branded stuff is not necessarily good all around and certainly not worth the price.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I went to an Orvis here in search of a Barbour and I physically search through each jacket until I found one that specifically said MADE IN ENGLAND. Love the hecking jacket, /fashion/ memed me into buying one.

    • Anonymous says:

      bedale

      Don’t waxed jackets stain everything they rub against (and therefore need to be rewaxed)?
      Feels like there should be better alternatives for waterproof clothing.

      why are you rubbing against everything?

    • Anonymous says:

      Bedale or Beaufort depending on your height or which one you like more, I’m 5’9 on a good day and Beaufort doesn’t look like a tent in me like some would have you believe. Don’t do Ashby, way too modern cut.

    • Anonymous says:

      Got an Ashby a couple weeks ago from Orvis. It is longer than the Bedale and has longer sleeves too. It is considered a modern cut, but I am lean and can fit layers underneath. It looks nice and I like it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Don’t waxed jackets stain everything they rub against (and therefore need to be rewaxed)?
    Feels like there should be better alternatives for waterproof clothing.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Which Barbour do I get? I’m 5’11 and I want to wear it over a suit sometimes. It’s very important to me that it has 0% plastic fabric.

      • Anonymous says:

        bedale. your suits are too long if the bedale doesn’t cover it

        https://i.imgur.com/ExyLxuf.jpg

        Beaufort, a Bedale might work for you in case of covering a suit but at my size a Bedale was too short. Also make sure to size up if you’re going to wear something under it, I bought a Beaufort at my chest size for wearing over suits and it was too small to wear a blazer or anything under. Though, it’s good to consider if the look of suit/blazer with a Barbour over it is a look you even want, because it is somewhat of a formality clash, and even if it did fit over my suit/blazer I don’t think I’d wear it now. YMMV.

        Barbour. There are no substitutes.

        Any thoughts on the Sylkoil vs Thornproof debate? Also, what color should I get, they all look similar online, but I can’t pick one out in person.

        • Anonymous says:

          I own 2 Barbours and I don’t even know or care about Thirnproof or whatever that other word is. I personally like sage because it’s the most iconic, definitely don’t do navy because it looks most like other jackets, same with light brown. Do rustic brown or sage if you ask me.

    • Anonymous says:

      Beaufort, a Bedale might work for you in case of covering a suit but at my size a Bedale was too short. Also make sure to size up if you’re going to wear something under it, I bought a Beaufort at my chest size for wearing over suits and it was too small to wear a blazer or anything under. Though, it’s good to consider if the look of suit/blazer with a Barbour over it is a look you even want, because it is somewhat of a formality clash, and even if it did fit over my suit/blazer I don’t think I’d wear it now. YMMV.

    • Anonymous says:

      Beaufort. The Bedale looks good if it has a slimmer flit, but it’s a casual jacket and looks a bit out of place otherwise. The Border is too long.

  8. Anonymous says:

    One thing that annoys me about filson waxed jackets is that they only put the handwarmer material on one side of the pocket whereas the barbour bedale has it on both sides

  9. Anonymous says:

    Does sylkoil or thornproof require more maintenance? Kind of want what I can barely think about maintain tbh but still like the look. Also, does the wax really transfer on to your hands, clothes, phone, seats?

    • Anonymous says:

      >Does sylkoil or thornproof require more maintenance?
      probably the same depending on your wet exposure
      >Also, does the wax really transfer on to your hands, clothes, phone, seats?
      any excess wax that didn’t make it into the fabric will come off yes

    • Anonymous says:

      Thornproof is more durable. Just buy the one with the finish you prefer, they look quite different in person. Excess wax may transfer. I wouldn’t wear a new one with a heated seat in a car. I’ve had one thornproof that bled everywhere and one sylkoil that didn’t bleed at all so your mileage may vary. Maintenance wise they’ll probably be about the same but sylkoil is more likely to stain and show signs of wear.

    • Anonymous says:

      Just bought a new one, smells like nothing besides a little twinge of wax maybe, which is crazy because I thought it would reek like an old tent in the attic like the one I bought used does. Even after airing out the old one for like 3 months I can still smell a decent whiff of wax if you get close and rubs off on clothes even on the inside, compared to the brand new one it’s not very noticeable even with your nose right next to it and doesn’t rub off at all

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