Internal Lining is 100% Cotton checked.
Outer jacket (shell) is made from heavy-weight 100% waxed cotton making this waistcoat waterproof and windproof.
Other features include 2 hand warmer pockets, 2 front bellow pockets, 2-way heavy duty zip with studded flap enclosure, corduroy collar, 1 inside pocket, and 100% nylon linning trim. Produced to the highest standards by a manufacturer of top quality countrywear and derby clothing. Please check our size guide against your waistcoat you would like to purchase.
Cotton wouldnâ€™t be most peopleâ€™s first choice today for outerwear during a heavy downpour, but for the longest time â€“ before the advent of waterproof synthetics â€“ cotton was just that. But this wasnâ€™t your run-of-the-mill Hanes t-shirt cotton. No, this cotton was thick and heavy and specially treated with oils and waxes that resulted in a water-resistant cloth that kept the elements out and its wearer dry.
First developed in the 19th century, waxed cotton was originally intended for use in the Scottish sailing industry. Waxed cotton utilizes a paraffin-based wax, resulting in a much more agreeable cloth. Due to its pliability and general water-resistance, manufacturers began to take notice and soon waxed cotton began replacing oilcoth as the go-to fabric for water-resistant outerwear. Belstaff and Barbour were some of the first to appropriate this fabric in their wares, and over the last century waxed cotton has seen its fair share of applications from the dirt roads of motorcycle races to the trenches of the Second World War.