Waxed Cotton Peacoat
Made for Boden of England from British Millerain waxed cotton!
Although Barbour is the best-known purveyor of waxed cotton outerwear they were not the first British company to offer this. British Millerain was founded in 1880 in Halifax, Yorkshire--14 years before Barbour--by John Miller and his son, John Miller. (The name is an obvious pun on "Miller" and "Rain"!) Like Barbour, British Millerain Ltd. is still going strong, producing some of the best waxed cotton available today.
Given that British Millerain started by producing wax cotton outerwear for use in maritime situations this peacoat is a perfect garment to be cut from this cloth. Cut as a traditional peacoat this has eight front buttons, all of which feature the traditional Naval anchor. It also has an oversized collar that is designed to snap up in inclement weather; this fastens at the front with a throat latch that can be fastened out of site under the collar when not in use. This jacket has the traditional two deep front flapped pockets and two deep handwarmer pockets on the sides. These are all lined with moleskin. The sleeves have strap adjusters for use in cold and wet weather. All of the seams are double stitched.
The interior is quilted, and has a single deep interior pocket. In a departure from tradition this features a sewn-on half-belt at the rear, as well as a rear center hook vent.
This lovely jacket is in excellent condition.
Asking just $65, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA--a bargain for a waxed cotton peacoat from British Millerain fabric!
Size S. Measurements:
Chest: 19 1/2
Sleeve: 25 1/4
Shoulder: 17 1/4