Waxed cotton cloth was originally used to make sails for wind-powered ships.
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Discover The Shirt Department. Knitwear From classic jumpers to cardigans and v-necks, add another layer this season with a range of styles and designs. Weather Comfort A collection of modern day, practical waterproof breathable jackets in a range of colours. It was the last word in technology, at its time. Oiled sails had been used for years, since the oiled cloth caught the wind better and stayed lighter when it rained, but for many years they were made from flax fibers treated with linseed oil, which got stiff and yellowed with age.
It rapidly caught on as a practical material for outdoor jackets as well, heavily promoted by the British company Barbour and sons which still exists today , and the style has stayed with us ever since. Waxed cotton jackets are doubly waterproofed: Breathability is a natural advantage of cotton. The waxing limits it to some extent, but air still flows much more freely than it can in a synthetic jacket.
Waxed cotton jackets tend to be much less stifling than those made from nylon, PVC, or other synthetic materials. Weight is the primary disadvantage of cotton jackets , particularly if they do soak through and become wet. Traditional makers like J. Here are a few of the most common:. The Slicker or Oilskin: Most also include a hood that buttons beneath the chin.
They are extremely protective, especially when paired with waders, but are heavy and not the most stylish choice. The Hunting or Hacking Jacket: A thigh-length coat with a vent slit up the back to allow for riding. Double- or single-breasted models are both common, going up to the neck in either case and meeting a turndown collar. The collar is often done in brown corduroy. A military style falling to just below the waist, with large front pockets and a built-in belt.
Epaulets are common but not required. A tight-fitted, waist-length coat with a mandarin non-turndown collar and buttoning cuffs. Designed for motorcycle riding — Barbour in particular has a long-running association with cycling, dating back to the early s.
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