I’ve grown a slight obsession with waxed jackets of late, and quite rightly so. They’re one of the classics staples that every man should have in his wardrobe around this time of year. So, I’ve been on the look out for other waxed pieces whilst on the streets or behind my desk.
One contender I’ve come across is British-made brand Peregrine (started in 1956). A family business, based in the midlands (UK) that’s been producing clothing for eight generations – formally starting as a manufacturer in 1772 under the name of Glover. 240 years on, they’ve bought out the a range of the iconic waxed jackets and all of them have several functions and users in mind.
Made from heavy wax cotton in grey, the jacket has four front pockets. It fastens with a zip and press studs and features a brown and red tartan, soft cotton lining. A corduroy insert with press studs on the back allows you to slightly adjust the fit.
My favourite – Made from British Millerain Antique Wax cotton, it uses detailed shoulder and elbow patches for a structured look, complimented by a chunky waist belt, moleskin collar, zip cuff and zip placket front, finished with brass Peregrine press studs. The Woodford draws influence from what people would deem to be the real ‘traditional’ jacket.
4 patch pockets, a warm red and brown checked cotton liner, adjustable zip cuffs with snap fastening as well as an inside zip pocket. Cropped for comfortable riding.
The prices of these jackets is something that I was taken by. Generally British-made products have a higher price point attached too – and quite rightly so I say (quality reflected). At under £200 these jackets are a serious contender to all British-made garments and show that as long as the manufacturing is under control and suppliers are established that prices don’t have to be limiting.