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What do we think of waxed jackets?

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

carrielou2007 Wed 06-Nov-13 20:47:30

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

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

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

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

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

carrielou2007 Wed 06-Nov-13 15:34:02

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!!

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!!

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.

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.

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.

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?!

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!

carrielou2007 Tue 05-Nov-13 21:37:53

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 )

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.

TrucksAndDinosaurs Tue 05-Nov-13 18:04:29

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.

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.

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.

itsnothingoriginal Tue 05-Nov-13 14:26:25

Are the fashion ones e.g Tesco actually rainproof?

I quite like the Dorothy Perkins one here

Opinions on this one?Has a hood too

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!

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

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

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

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.

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...

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

I meant waxed jackets, not parrots!

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 21:30:40

They can be mighty pongy in my experience.

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