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How To: Re-Wax a Canvas Jacket

Before synthetic fabrics were the premium in waterproofing, there were thick, waxed cotton jackets. These are the jackets your father’s father wore while he chopped down trees for the log cabin he decided to build on a whim. If you’re lucky enough to own one, you need to know how to re-wax it properly. Here’s a guide.

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Style Pick: Barbour + Jack Spade

Two prominent names in mens style come together to bring you a line of smart-looking waxed cotton bags and coats. Barbour, the British company that forged a tradition over almost 120 years, joins with Jack Spade, the Manhattan upstart 100 years junior. The younger clothier has been making inroads with the British Empire — a…

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Outdoor Function, Urban Acceptance

Fjällräven Reporter Lite Jacket

Swedish company Fjällräven interlaces the classic style of waxed cotton with the technical fibers of polyester in their jack-of-all-trades Reporter Lite Jacket ($260). The Reporter Lite’s G-1000 fabric can be waxed for excellent wind and water protection or washed away for breathability and comfort in fairer climes. In the case of full-on tropical weather, the…

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Reuse, Reuse, Reuse

A Jacket for Life

There’s an ancient proverb that says “Man fears Time, but Time fears the Pyramids.” Based on the video A Jacket for Life, Time can’t be too fond of Barbour jackets either. This documentary showcases the 30-year love affairs that several Barbour owners have with their jackets — showing us why those relationships last longer than…

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You Can't Have Too Much Waxed Cotton

Barbour Waxed Cotton Holdall

In the market for a classic holdall that, if properly maintained, will last you the rest of your well-traveled life? Then allow us to recommend the Barbour Waxed Holdall ($190) made from the Barbour’s famous waxed cotton, which we can’t gush enough about. Outside of being water-resistant and durable, the bag features two additional zip…

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Old School Gore-Tex

Barbour International A7 Jacket

Spring is coming up fast, especially here in East Tennessee. If you’re looking for the right jacket that won’t have you sweating bullets as the temp kicks up a notch, but still offers rain protection through the requisite storms, give Barbour a once over. Barbour has been keeping our cousins across the pond dry with…