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    Barbour drops waxed cotton

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    Barbour has announced they will drop the iconic waxed cotton trial jacket, due to lack of demand. Literally every ISDT team in the 60' and 70's used this coat.

    Now many of you are asking your self, what is a ISDT? and who the hack is Barbour, but some of us will be sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankcall View Post
    Barbour has announced they will drop the iconic waxed cotton trial jacket, due to lack of demand. Literally every ISDT team in the 60' and 70's used this coat.

    Now many of you are asking your self, what is a ISDT? and who the hack is Barbour, but some of us will be sad.
    I had one back in the '70s - great jacket.

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    Re: Barbour drops waxed cotton

    Harvey Mushman wore one in the 64 ISDT. Footed the bill for the team that year.

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    Re: Barbour drops waxed cotton

    Harv could afford it better than most

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    I have a Norwegian waxed cotton parka. Works really well when it’s not too wet out.

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    Re: Barbour drops waxed cotton

    Pity.

    I still have a Belstaff one piece wax cotton suit. I like it.

    It must be 20 years old. Just wax it at the end of the season and put a little mineral oil on the zippers and its good for the next year. It is really waterproof.

    The only disadvantage is that its lined so its a great spring and fall suit. Its a little warm for summer.

    Unfortunately they were becoming more fashion items rather than functional motorcycling gear

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    Barbour hunting jackets are pretty popular here as are Hunter rubber boots. I could never get my head round why people wanted to dress like they waded around in crap all day as the only people that wear that ensemble in the UK are farmers.

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    Re: Barbour drops waxed cotton

    Damn millenials killing another industry
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    Re: Barbour drops waxed cotton

    Quote Originally Posted by jc100 View Post
    Barbour hunting jackets are pretty popular here as are Hunter rubber boots. I could never get my head round why people wanted to dress like they waded around in crap all day as the only people that wear that ensemble in the UK are farmers.
    Can't say I've noticed a lot of people wearing wax cotton in Toronto. I thought that might have been one of the reasons they were exiting the market.

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    Re: Barbour drops waxed cotton

    It's an old textile technology that's day has come. Like hemp cloth, fur coats, and sisal ropes there will always be waxed cotton coats made as long as there is a fashion market for them.
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    Re: Barbour drops waxed cotton

    I like Wax cotton. It's quite practical for motorcycling. Not so much for fashion as the wax rubs off on car seats, etc.

    I bought one of these a few years ago

    https://www.claymorejackets.co.uk/mojave_deluxe.htm

    They are made to measure so fits really well and has Forcefield armor. Its a great 3 season jacket and perfect for the odd shower. Really well made as well and price-wise its around the same as a "fashion" jacket

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    Re: Barbour drops waxed cotton

    You can still get a Belstaff -- a little pricer than Barbour.

    Steve wore both, in the pictures above he is wearing a Belstaff Trialmaster, not a Barbour.
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    Re: Barbour drops waxed cotton

    Quote Originally Posted by FullMotoJacket View Post
    Harvey Mushman wore one in the 64 ISDT. Footed the bill for the team that year.

    daaamn...those guys were extra gritty back then


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    I Steve McQueen the Original Squid?

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    Re: Barbour drops waxed cotton

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mike View Post
    I Steve McQueen the Original Squid?

    Look at the reg. Same bike. He had just picked it up from the factory prior to the ISDT.
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