As anyone who regularly follows me will know, not only am I British, but a huge wax jacket lover, I've had more wax over the years than I care to think. Barbour is up there with my favourite brands, and this is foremost amongst my favourite styles, the classic Solway DPM. Whilst never officially issued to the British Army - though I had heard that some unit procured them - these jackets did come about as a result of the Falklands. So popular were the Durhams with soldiers, the Barbour created a camo version in the Solway and another pattern called the Military. This is a mint example of the former, a wonderful Solway. This example is a two crest, and dated to 1983. These are much indemand with the vintage market, so it's a pleasure to find such a mint example!
Very rarely, this example, whilst not deadstock, is mint. It's got a little dirt and telltale signs of use, but largely appears as it would have done in 1983. There is absolutely no damage, bar the lower half of the tag having been removed. It's never been wax and retains all of it's colour, including the wonderful gold in the DPM, which so quickly fades! I've included an image of this one next to my rather shabby personal jacket to show how clean this is!
- Tagged a 40
- Fits medium/large
- Pit to pit 23"
- Shoulder to shoulder (approx as it's raglan) 19"
- Shoulder to cuff (approx as it's raglan) 24"
- Collar to hem 35"