The Waxed Jacket
You’re canoeing downstream on a crisp fall day, spray splashing on your clothes. Or you’re standing patiently in a duck blind at dawn, sipping at a flask as a persistent drizzle comes down. Or maybe you’re just braving the wind on a train platform, awaiting the 6:32 express on your way to work. Whatever your predicament, a waxed-cotton jacket is the redoubtable, yet stylish protection against autumnal weather. The classic is Barbour, born of the famously dank climate of northeast England where the maker has operated for 125 years. Originally made for such outdoor laborers as stevedores and fishermen, the water-resistant jackets soon caught on with sportsmen—hunters …
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