Wax jackets are a classic British piece of clothing. They are stylish and functional and have recently re-emerged as a must have fashion piece. They have rapidly taken hold of the fashionista as they look good but actually protect against the elements compared to many other jackets.
They are a light and breathable piece and actually protect against the serious rain that we can suffer from in the UK. They work great in our changeable spring weather. There are a few companies that produce them but two that dominate and have the pedigree, these are Barbour and Belstaff.
Both are functional and stylish, Barbour is the classic British piece whereas Belstaff is an Italian brand but clearly features heavy British influence.
When choosing a mens wax jacket, it is worth making a choice over a number of factors including cost.