The Old School Remedy for Bad Weather

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Flint and Tinder flannel-lined waxed Trucker jacket on model Flint and Tinder flannel-lined waxed Trucker jacket on model

The Old School
Remedy for
Bad Weather

Why waxed cotton will never let you down

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Invented in a Scottish mill that wove sails for the British clipper fleet back in the 1850s, waxed cotton canvas was developed to waterproof a mariner's clothing and gear. Which is how the legendary British brands like Barbour and Belstaff got the idea to start fortifying their outerwear with a wax coating to combat wet, rainy conditions.

Over the decades, the multi-step process has been refined, yielding jackets that are lighter and more breathable, but still impervious to inclement weather (not to mention road burn and other potential hazards). But thankfully, the protective coating still develops that distinctive worn-in patina after some thorough wearing. They're the ideal outerwear for transitional weather, when the coated cotton shell provides an equal amount of warmth, breathability and protection from precipitation.

Flint and Tinder raised the comfort levels on the classic waxed jacket by cutting theirs from Martexin 7 oz. sailcloth and lining it all the way with a soft, insulating flannel—even down the sleeves. It's so popular, the jacket now comes in nine different colors and holds the record as Huckberry's best-selling jacket of all time. Unlike most of the other waxed jackets on the market, this one is soft right out of the box. But then it molds to your body and gets even softer.

Of course, it's not just jackets—or even cotton—getting waxed these days. There are a slew of bags and boots, along with other types of outerwear, all benefitting from that proactive waxy layer. Herewith, just a few of our favorites from Huckberry's fall lineup.

Our Fall Favorites
from Huckberry

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket

Flannel-lined waxed Trucker jacket,
$268 by Flint and Tinder

Flannel-lined waxed Trucker jacket,
$268 by Flint and Tinder

Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote Mission Workshop 500D Drift Tote

500D Drift tote,
$285 by Mission Workshop

Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Hudson Jacket

Flannel-lined waxed Hudson jacket,
$298 by Flint and Tinder

WAAM Industries Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag

Waxed canvas lunch bag,
$30 by WAAM Industries

Proof Waxed Station Jacket Proof Waxed Station Jacket

Waxed Station jacket,
$228 / $147.98 by Proof

Oak Street Bootmakers Cap-Toe Field Boot

Cap-toe field boot,
$462 by Oak Street Bootmakers

Wax Maintenance

Whether you need to completely rewax or just give your beloved waxed trucker a good scrub (but not in the washing machine), the Huckberry team can guide you through keeping your favorite piece in top shape.

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