What Makes a Great Wax Coat

The eponymous Wax jacket or coat is for many, the stalwart of winter protection from the elements; for others a fashion statement; and, for a few, the garment that signifies belonging to a particular tribe. Whatever the motivation to own a wax coat is there can be no denying its popularity.

This year, Four Seasons London, has two iterations of the wax coat; a mid-length and a long coat. Both are fully waterproof with a wax finish outer, a waterproof membrane liner and taped seams.

It is the wax coated outer shell that allows the garment to mimic that of the more recognisable fully waxed coat, whilst allowing greater styling opportunities owing to the lightness and flexibility of the cotton-based fabric. As the  Managing Director of Four Seasons London explains: “Our wax appearance is inherent in the fabric as opposed to an applied wax after the manufacturing process. Both are recognised as superb fabrics which afford the wearer fantastic protection from the weather, but they have slightly different properties.

“Our fabric is less rigid and more supple which lends itself to a finer silhouette. We have been making wax jackets and coats for 50 years and their popularity never seems to wane.”

Long Wax is a regular of the brand. Details include a detachable hood, a wealth of pockets with flaps and a front placket. Colours are Khaki, Navy and Black. Price is £229.

Mid Wax is a relaxed and easy fit with a detachable hood and refined inner corduroy collar. The coat also has cosy knit storm cuffs. Colours are Khaki, Navy, Black. Price is £199.

All coats are available online at www.fourseasonslondon.cowww.johnlewis.com or instore at John Lewis in Glasgow, Newcastle and Westfield Shepherds Bush.

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.