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!)

www.kandco.com/south-34-length-quilted-wax-jacket/1180739419.prd?browseToken=%2fq%2fwax+jacket

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
www.clothingattesco.com/coats+jackets/f+f-limited-edition-long-line-waxed-jacket/invt/jg321684/

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.

Bleurgh!

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.

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