#IANDMEbts – ‘To Die For’ Waxed Cotton

The ‘To Die For’ Waxed Cotton pieces are as direct a reference to British military-wear as you will find in our new collection. The stripped back styling details and contemporary silhouettes allow for the iconic British waxed fabric to do the talking.

Produced in Rochdale, Lancashire by British Millerain, the innovators of waxed cotton manufacturing for outerwear, the mill is still the world’s leading specialist in waxed cotton fabrics 130+ years later.

Established in 1880 by “a small group of labourers and academics” with John Miller the elder and John Miller the younger at the helm, British Millerain began to develop fabrics designed to ‘suit a wide variety of clothing requirements, from the rigours of life in the armed forces to the demands of country pursuits’, namely, their iconic green waxed cotton. Even though the fabric has steadily surfaced in more and more commercial markets over the years, the BM mission statement hasn’t changed in over six generations.

The 10z khaki fabric used on the ‘TDF’ styles is British Millerain’s signature waxed cotton and one of the earliest fabrics to be manufactured by the mill. Super soft to the touch with a matt finish, the fabric ages amazingly during wear, producing unique garments with increased aesthetics the more they are worn and used.

The 100% ‘Made In Britain,’ ready for rain or shine Waxed Army Jacket and Drill Pant drop today on i-and-me.com. Available in VERY limited numbers.

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‘To Die For’ Waxed Military Jacket

Modern military style jacket with front zip, pockets and channel adjusters.

Premium waxed cotton twill. 100% Cotton.

Made in England

‘To Die For’ Waxed Drill Pant

Army drill pants with side and back pockets and frayed hem detail.

Premium waxed cotton twill. 100% Cotton.

Made in England

‘To Die For’ Waxed Brim Hat

Wide brimmed hat with adjustable rope and toggle.

Waxed cotton twill. 100% Cotton

Hand made in London, UK

The History Of Waxed Cotton

‘The story of waxed cotton begins on the high seas … Sailors in the 15th Century were at the mercy of the rain, wind and waves and often their craft offered little protection from the elements.

Survival was dependant on good clothing. If a man was soaked on deck, the icy waters could render his limbs heavy and slow his return journey to the shore. British Sailors treated their flax canvas sailcloth with linseed oil, which prevented the sailcloth from becoming soaked, keeping it light and efficient in the strong winds. Left over pieces of oiled sailcloth were often crafted into crude smocks and worn by the men on deck to protect them from the harsh biting winds and sprays.’

Read on here.