By Unity Blott For Mailonline. The boss of luxury clothing brand Barbour has revealed that the Queen refused to part with her old wax jacket - despite being sent a new one. The company famously offers a 're-waxing service' for its customers, but the Queen opted to have her old jacket spruced up instead. The Queen - pictured in Windsor - is famously attached to her trusty Barbour jacket. Dame Margaret said it had become 'very desirable to have a very well-worn Barbour jacket'. The Queen is thought to have owned her wax jacket for more than 25 years.
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I also love my Barbour jacket - the Moorland, with a snap-in liner that I sometimes wear alone - in addition to my quilts. Nothing beats them for walking the dog or just tooling around town. When you spy someone else wearing a Barbour, it's almost like a secret club, accompanied by knowing smiles and a nodded acknowledgement. S We live about 1. I have a rather rare barbour Mark Phillips riding jacket that I have been wearing for almost a decade now, and it has seen Burma gets cold in the hills , Mongolia, plenty of Southern and Eastern Africa perfect for hunting as well as riding - especially if you are stuck on a Mopane tree - cousin in a leaf patterned gore-tex froze his arse off. Thomas von Seelen, Namibia. John, Thanks for the detailed analysis.
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This week - and I can hardly bring myself to admit this - I have started to think about buying a Barbour. Yes, a Barbour; that rugged, chlorophyll-green waxed jacket favoured by the Queen, old-school Sloanes, gamekeepers and posh estate agents. The Barbour, like the Boden catalogue and the Alice band, was a symbol of the green welly brigade.