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Inverness has several shops which sell waxed jackets. They sell models that are more for working purposes rather than the more style-oriented ones available in the US. If any place in the world is right for a Barbour or similar brands, it is Scotland.
Gore-tex made waxed clothing obsolete, more or less, but people still like it. What is not widely-known is that Gore-Tex, over time, loses its waterproofing effect and you have to replace the item. Waxed cotton and waxed canvas can be re-proofed. I have waxed canvas Filson hunting pants, waxed canvas hunting brush chaps, a Barbour, maybe something else too. Damn things are heavy to wear compared to Gore Tex.
If these things get too dirty or muddy on the outside, you just brush then off or hose it off with cold water. But what about when the lining gets sweaty and smelly? Ideally it won't because of the other stuff you are wearing, but if you want to clean it out, how?
I read up on the topic. The only way to do it that protects the wax is to hose down the lining with cold water. No soap, etc - just cold water. Let it soak, then hose it again and let it air-dry. That's all you can do until the jacket needs re-proofing, at which time the company cleans the lining too.
Along with thornapple scrapes to the face, working up a sweat is what you bargain for when you hunt partridge. Yet, you can avoid offending your gun dog's nose when you're dressed for action. Just send your waxed cotton fieldsports apparel to Wildfell (www.wildfell.us), in Middlebury, Vermont. We can clean/deodorize it for you.
Back when I first started riding motorcycles, 50 years ago, my dad who rode to work every day of his life, discovered Barbour and Belstaff waxed cotton riding suits. They smelled like a walrus in heat in the Florida sun, but they sure kept you dry. I wore a Barbour suit, pants and jacket, when I worked as a motorcycle messenger in NYC. In Florida we would lay them out on the hot driveway and recoat them with a mixture of paraffin wax and mineral spirits. I still have them in a closet somewhere.
Do yourself a favor and look at some of the hiking and outdoor gear available from some of the serious outdoor high end catalogs. They are lighter, perform better (move moisture away from your body where it can evaporate), warmer, easier to layer, allow more freedom of movement and are better in everyway than cotton and all the rest of the clothing from before the 60's.
On my DH's first trip to Australia we could not afford for any of the family to make the trip. When he asked what we would want for souvenirs we said we wanted those "outback" coats. That good man slogged all the way home bringing three full sized "outback" coats. They are a great example of wax coats!