I enjoyed seeing Reddit user Manoucher’s process in creating a waxed cotton Swedish Army anorak for himself. It cost him, in total, about $35. Of course, this style of anorak is much more freely available in Swedish military surplus shops than our own, though a search on Google or eBay for “Swedish Parka” or “Swedish Anorak” reveals a few affordable options.
The basics: bought the Parka for about $15. Altered the sides to make it a little trimmer (it’s designed as snow camoflage overwear). Dyed it using $5 worth of dye. Then proofed it with a $12 bar of wax and a hair drier. The result looks pretty darn good.

I enjoyed seeing Reddit user Manoucher’s process in creating a waxed cotton Swedish Army anorak for himself. It cost him, in total, about $35. Of course, this style of anorak is much more freely available in Swedish military surplus shops than our own, though a search on Google or eBay for “Swedish Parka” or “Swedish Anorak” reveals a few affordable options.

The basics: bought the Parka for about $15. Altered the sides to make it a little trimmer (it’s designed as snow camoflage overwear). Dyed it using $5 worth of dye. Then proofed it with a $12 bar of wax and a hair drier. The result looks pretty darn good.

I love pretty much everything Archival Clothing makes, and this is no exception. It’s just a waxed cotton baseball cap. Well-executed, high standards, simple, wearable, reasonably priced. Another home run.

I love pretty much everything Archival Clothing makes, and this is no exception. It’s just a waxed cotton baseball cap. Well-executed, high standards, simple, wearable, reasonably priced. Another home run.

Another how-to on how to wax your own cotton.  Pretty cool, I must admit.
(Thanks, Matt!)

Another how-to on how to wax your own cotton.  Pretty cool, I must admit.

(Thanks, Matt!)

It’s On eBay
Holland & Holland Waxed Cotton Jacket
Starts at about $110, ends Friday

It’s On eBay

Holland & Holland Waxed Cotton Jacket

Starts at about $110, ends Friday