Thursday, November 14, 2013

Waxed Jacket

So the last few years, slouchy barn coats have been all the rage. At first I wasn't that into them, because thats the kind of coat my mom wears when she's doing yard work. Not exactly a glamorous fashion trend. It didn't take long for me to change my mind. I mentioned in this post that I love the Barbour Beadnell Wax Jacket. Unfortunately at almost $400 that is never gonna happen. I mean seriously, is it made out of waxed gold instead of waxed cotton!?

Anyway, I mentioned last year that I got a barn jacket on sale for like $30 and its made me happy. That doesn't mean that I've stopped searching for a Barbour alternative. The other day I was on the L.L. Bean site contemplating a new peacoat when I noticed that they have a waxed barn coat for sale!  At $119 its still pretty pricy, but much more doable than $400. I think this is a pretty good dupe for the Barbour version.

Pretty similar right?! The only big difference I notice is the one from L.L. Bean does not have a zipper, only snaps. But I find it hard to imagine that would be a deal breaker for anyone. 

Here's how I would style a L.L. Bean waxed jacket for those cold, damp fall days. Cozy sweater, Hunter wellies and my favorite Smartwool socks of course! 

Well now that I've picked out how to wear it I need to buy it... right? This jacket is definitely on my wish list. 

What do you think of the barn coat trend?


  1. I love the outfit you created and the L.L. Bean coat looks a lot like the Barbour coat!


  2. Love that jacket! I've been eyeing the Barbour coat for a while...I'm totally going to have to look into the L.L. Bean one! :)

    1. You'll have to let my know if you like it!


  3. Barn coats, particularly waxed versions are one 'trend' I can get behind! Blending the utilitarian design of rugged work-wear and the smart aesthetics of the classic waxed fabric make this a nice blend of function and form without sacrificing one for the other. In short - I dig them!

    If you're so inclined - check out LLB item #290607, the Town and Field Waxed Cotton Jacket (link below) in the coffee liqueur looks so much like the Barbour it's uncanny!


    Your friendly former LLbeaner, Andy O