Claybourn was established in 1910 by Manning John Claybourn in Brisbane with a simple mission to keep Aussies warm and dry.
The first wax compound was created from a blend of natural waxes and oils, such as beeswax and linseed oil, which are melted and mixed to create the proofing dressing. The dressing is then coated on cotton fabric which creates a waterproof barrier that repels water and keeps the wearer dry. Claybourn has been producing Oilskin garments for over a century, using its expertise to create high-quality jackets, hats, bags, and other accessories.
It is particularly popular with those who work outdoors and eventually, it also became a popular fashion item for city folks. A picture of King Charles III wearing a Claybourn coat was taken during his study at Geelong Grammar in Australia in 1966 because of the style, quality, and comfort it gives.
Today, we are reintroducing oilskin outfits with a major update in the new age of fashion. The Urban Wax collection, the successor of our Heritage Range uses a better-waxed cotton fabric and modernized pattern for a further improved comfort and sleek fit.
Urban Wax collection is designed with an urban setting in mind. The collection has successfully redesigned waxed cotton outfits for city dwellers with a sleek and sturdier build while being a protective outfit just like its predecessor.
The new Waxed cotton jackets have a vintage look and feel, but the addition of modern features such as multiple pockets and adjustable waistbands makes them practical for everyday wear in the city.
Claybourn's locally-made collection is proudly accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia, which ensures that the clothing is made ethically and that workers are treated fairly and paid properly. The collection includes a range of products, including:
The Jolly Bistre -
It is the first jacket of Claybourn's Urban Wax collection, inspired by designer Riccardo Conti's European heritage. It features a classic modern design with a corduroy collar and cuffs, and is made from luxurious organic wax cotton fabric that is soft, supple, water repellent, and breathable. The jacket has stud secure patch pockets with air vent eyelets and is lined with a soft nylon taffeta lining. It also has YKK vintage zippers, Claybourn stud buttons, and internal zip pockets for your valuables. The jacket is finished with a Claybourn metal plate on the back.
Roma Bomber Jacket –
is a durable and stylish classic silhouette made with carefully selected silk-waxed cotton. The densely woven techniques of the fabric provide breathability and water resistance. The jacket features Claybourn branding, YKK zippers, ribbed collar, cuffs, and waistband, nylon taffeta lining with light padding, two stud secure pockets, and an embroidered Claybourn logo on the chest and metal plate on the back.
Peter Jacket -
It is a combination of a classic cafe racer and motorcycle jacket, featuring carefully selected organic wax cotton fabric and a quilted leather look on shoulders and elbow. It's designed to offer comfort and convenience with a Claybourn lining and internal stud secure pockets. The jacket also includes YKK zippers on the main zip, collar zips, and pocket zips, as well as Claybourn branding embroidered on the chest and a metal plate on the back of the jacket.
Sam Vest -
It is a versatile and stylish addition to any wardrobe. Made from high-quality silk waxed cotton, it is both durable and water-resistant. The vest features a ribbed collar and snap button closure for a snug fit. The front of the vest has two secure pockets with snap closures and an embroidered Claybourn logo on the chest. The back of the vest has a metal Claybourn plate.
Claybourn's ability to seamlessly merge vintage and modern styles has made it a popular choice for those looking for versatile and timeless clothing that can be worn in a variety of settings. They are made in Australia and are built to last.