There is something about waxed cotton that feels so different than other weather-resistant fabrics.
More authentic. Less modern or plastic-y or tacky.
It is sort of like having your history written in the fabric—the patina of your every motion.
It feels like having a trusty leather jacket that is more waterproof and a much lighter weight.
Sailors first realized that dipping their sails in water made their boats faster when less air could get through.
And what could be more natural than for a sailor to wear the sail cloth when he wanted to stay dry and keep out the wind?
Depending on how we balance the oils and waxes the fabric can take on more or less patina with wear.
This distressing is called “crazing”.
The pictures show some of our favorite recent pieces—-our classic travel blazer with vintage style patch pockets, two button lapels, and a throat tab.
And a 1920s style shawl collar jacket with a half-lining, piped seams, and a kidney to close up the neck.
If you can imagine it, we can almost always make it.
We start by sketching, and then work with you to discuss sizing, fabrics, colors, and buttons until we have exactly the right materials.
We work with clients all over the world.
So if you are thinking of a waxed cloth field jacket, work jacket, travel blazer, vest—-or any style you can think of—-we are the ones to make it for you.