I had a Belstaff jacket and pants in the early '70s.......
what POS, the wax/dirt stains everything and stinks
my mid '70s German rain suit is still absolutely waterproof, its made of Herculon and doesn't breathe at all......any exertion and you sweat like a pig
I have Cordura/Gortex jackets and pants........BUT, if I KNOW its going to pour, out comes my ~40 year old safety orange rain suit and kitchen waste basket liners inside my boots......I can walk in 18" of water with them and stay dry....the next day the boots are cold and wet but my feet warm and dry
I've got the Akito desert jacket and trousers, clean them off at the end of the year and re-spray. keeps me dry unless its absolutely torrential in which case if I have to ride, the over proofs come out.
I have a Barbour International for riding pre 65 trials and a Belstaff jacket for when i'm riding my 1967 Tiger Cub road bike. You have to look the part. I haven't tried rewaxing them yet, might have to give that stuff a go.
One otter reads the recipe while another otter stirs in the ingredients. There is an otter bringing bags of stuff to the stirring otter and a restock otter. Two otters to run the bar press and an otter wrapping and bagging the bars. So what is that...6 otters?
I'm sure there's some otter thing I forgot....
(Don't forget to tip the waiters and waitresses...!)
I have two barbour jackets, once of which has lasted me almost 20 years and the other an international has been around about 10. I've only used barbour's own brand proofing for waxing them. They do smell like melted crayons for a while afterwards, but those are two items I plan to own until the day I die.