What do we think of waxed jackets?

(45 Posts)
TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 02-Nov-13 12:01:40

Are they all totally bleugh or can they look remotely trendy/stylish?

SorrelForbes Sat 02-Nov-13 12:05:17

I've just bought the Sallywood in black from Jack Murphy. It's quite fitted and looks really smart.

BurberryFucker Sat 02-Nov-13 12:08:19

fine if it is Barbour or Belstaff.....
just don't ever smoke when wearing one, they reek.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 02-Nov-13 13:56:06

Can't stretch to pricey ones unfortunately.

My dad has offered to buy me one as an early Christmas present and he has never bought me a Christmas (or birthday!) present before.So it's tempting.

BUT he's limited it to either one of the Tesco ones (belted one isn't bad but I prefer the colour of the purple one,that's not bad-if tightened at the waist-either)
www.clothingattesco.com/page/search/?termtextkeywordsearch=wax Which he'd probably get with clipboard vouchers!

Or,one from his catalogue as he'll get £20 off and pay weekly (he's not skint,just likes spending £50 a week on lottery and scratchcards!)


Opinions?31 and hourglass

Absolutmum Sat 02-Nov-13 19:32:43

I have the purple one and it's fantastic quality for the price. It's also very warm. The only problem I have with is it is the length. I'm tall and it skims my bum!

thenightsky Sat 02-Nov-13 19:34:57

I've got the purple tesco one and I think it makes me look really slim due to being able to pull it in a bit at the waist.

LordPalmerston Sat 02-Nov-13 19:35:56

oh god just get the tesco one

LordPalmerston Sat 02-Nov-13 19:36:47

oh hahah! i thought links would be to barbour
I got a tesco one last year and get NO END of nice comments about it

then this year got another one for sport watching, not as nice really but more practical - warmer and with a hood

LordPalmerston Sat 02-Nov-13 19:37:31

the $35 oen is my year 2 one - the cut not as nice as year 1
this new one looks nice

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 02-Nov-13 19:45:41

Yeah,I quite like the belted one.It sucks when you're torn between colour and shape lol May try them both on

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 02-Nov-13 20:04:35

I have the non-belted Tesco one in green, and it's lovely. Very practical, comfy, and looks great with skinny jeans and DMs.

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 02-Nov-13 20:06:04

Also - I tried the oxblood colour and it looked dreadful on me (pale and cool toned olive skin, dark brown hair, browny-greeny eyes), so you may want to try it on before buying if your colouring is similar!

Not for me.
I wore one in my horse-riding days to stay dry.
And yes, I looked gorgeous in my long boots, jodhpurs and carrying a whip, but I smelled grin

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 02-Nov-13 20:32:05

That just reminded me to make sure I don't get one that looks horsey with knee boots!

VerySmallSqueak Sat 02-Nov-13 20:35:29

They smell.
I won't let DH keep his indoors.


thenightsky Sat 02-Nov-13 20:47:08

Tesco one doesn't smell confused

LordPalmerston Sat 02-Nov-13 20:55:15

yes i hate the smell too - thats for real ones

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Sat 02-Nov-13 21:02:52

I hope it doesn't smell!Smells aren't good with parrots in the house!

perplexedpirate Sat 02-Nov-13 21:16:23

Seriously? I though these things were long gone.
We used to wear them for stomping around shooting grounds. They are heavy, ugly and they stink.
You also have to keep re-waxing them, iirc.
Modern fabrics must be an improvement, surely???

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 02-Nov-13 21:29:12

TripTrap - don't worry, AFAIK parrots have a very weak sense of smell (and taste). Mine does, anyway grin.

womma Sat 02-Nov-13 21:30:40

They can be mighty pongy in my experience.

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 02-Nov-13 21:35:43

Unless it's a species that sheds a lot of dander (like cockatiels and cockatoos), the only reason for a pongy parrot is a poorly maintained cage IME. Mine gets her sandpaper changed every 3-4 days, and she's not whiffy smile.

womma Sat 02-Nov-13 21:58:28

I meant waxed jackets, not parrots!

NomDeOrdinateur Sat 02-Nov-13 22:27:10

Oops! May I blame the mulled wine I've been drinking all evening? wink

Seriously, I had no idea waxed jackets have a reputation for being smelly - mine have all been fine, but admittedly none are heavily waxed...

suebfg Sat 02-Nov-13 22:31:03

The fashion waxed jackets don't tend to be smelly like Barbour etc as they tend to be 'faux' waxed. They aren't like the Barbour jackets in that respect.

Beaverfeaver Sun 03-Nov-13 09:59:29

I love the smell of barb ours. Takes me back to when I was little

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Mon 04-Nov-13 23:23:36

The sallywood looks lovely and cosey too sorrell shame it doesn't have a hood though

SorrelForbes Tue 05-Nov-13 06:51:26

Yes a hood would have been useful. I think I'll switch over to my Merrell when the rains come!

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Tue 05-Nov-13 11:38:27
itsnothingoriginal Tue 05-Nov-13 14:26:25
Madmog Tue 05-Nov-13 14:34:04

Following this thread with interest. Can anyone recommend a waxed jacket that's waterproof?

After getting soaked at the weekend, I was looking at M&S online but their waxed jackets aren't waterproof, so any help appreciated.

LadyVetinari Tue 05-Nov-13 14:50:31

My Tesco one has kept me dry in torrential rain. It doesn't have storm cuffs though, so I did need to get some gloves with thick cuffs to plug up the gap.

I have been wearing my Barbour since 1989; my God it whiffs.

I only wear it outdoors. I used to stuff it in a bag on public transport.

suebfg Tue 05-Nov-13 20:44:52

I have a fashion one and can 100% say that mine is not waterproof. I would say it is suitable for light showers only.

I had the tesco one in the burgundy colour - impressed with it though leaked rain in one arm (only one!!) so u returned it. I ordered the longer blue belted one and picked it up today and had many admiring comments on the school run. I do love Barbour jackets though mine are all the waterproof and breathable rather than waxed (we gave an outlet near where we live hence why I gave 4 grin )

Madmog Wed 06-Nov-13 11:18:06

How do the Tescos jackets fit for size, ie are they big, small or true. Also, I'm only 155cm so do they come up long.

Looking at the blue long lined one with a belt as it's got a hood!

HelloBoys Wed 06-Nov-13 11:26:54

I bought a navy and green one when I was young (late 80's/90's) when they were trendy. The navy one I had to get separate furry gilet for.

I gave them away.... LOL

am still wondering if this was wise or not?!

LadyVetinari Wed 06-Nov-13 11:36:15

Madmog - mine is a 10, and I'd say it's true to size (it's not roomy but does up comfortably, and my measurements are 37", 25", 37"). I'm short (5'1) and it just covers my arse smile. It has a drawstring waist, so the sizing is quite forgiving.

thenightsky Wed 06-Nov-13 12:21:58

My tesco one is a 12 and true to size i'd say. I'm 5ft 8in and it skims my arse. The sleeves are only just long enough though.

strawberriesandplumbs Wed 06-Nov-13 12:28:34

I am sitting next to mine, it is smelly but a nice smelly, brings back happy memories. It is 24 years old and my daughter has also taken to wearing it on occasions when she needs something waterproof. I am hoping it will last another 24 years.

Madmog Wed 06-Nov-13 14:34:06

Thanks for your replies, LadyVetinari and thenightsky. As I'm looking at the long line one, guessing it will cover my bum. None of my coats are waterproof, and as I've got soaked through more than twice in the last week, one of these jackets is essential!!

The tesco one is just right length for me covers my bum and slightly longer at tgd back and the fit is true to size. Arms but short fir me I'm 5 ft 7 and size 10. I wore one of my waterproof Barbours today kept me lovely and dry but love that the Tesco one did, looks lovely and was only. £42!!

thenightsky Wed 06-Nov-13 16:38:08

My Tesco one was only £35. Perhaps we all have different Tesco ones.

LadyVetinari Wed 06-Nov-13 17:15:08

Mine was £35 too, thenightsky, so ours are probably the same.

I had the tesco. £35 waxed coat but returned it tge £42 is the longer belted dark blue wax

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