To own and to earn are different things. Your field jacket deserves the latter.
While spills of muck and oil slick away upon the paraffin wax, washing your waxed jacket becomes a rite of passage. Your task is doing enough living to require the wash in the first place. The wax is smooth and odorless. But bonfires, tobacco smoke, barbecue pits - anything necessarily pungent will seep into your jacket.
Some would call it a musk.
We enjoy the WM Brown Project. And while theirs is intended for jackets from Barbour, this wash-recipe will work for just about any waxed cotton piece. We’ve omitted their instruction to sponge the interior - as our Field Jacket is lined with polyester. When yours has seen (or, sniffed) better days, give it a scrub in this solution.
1 cup of Hyrdrogen Peroxide
2 cups of White Vinegar
Sponge onto Field Jacket exterior