The Slicker Jacket


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Slicker Jacket Size Guide

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'Slicker' is an old slang term for Oilskins, this jacket is inspired by those featured in many of our catalogues with that name. This version features modern wax fabrics sourced in the UK from Halley Stevensons as well as an Acme Whistle similar to that on the original jacket.

Our model who is 5'10 and 32" waist wears size medium.


Yarmouth Stores have manufactured Oilskin clothing for well over 100 years. Originally oilskin dressing was applied by hand to cotton calico in-house in our factory in Great Yarmouth. It’s documented that in 1953 the factory would produce around 2000 oilskin garments per week. The Yarmouth Slicker takes inspiration from a sailing jacket featured in our 1969 catalogue.

We’ve used a modern lightweight wax fabric, produced in Dundee by one of Britain’s oldest wax cloth mills. The emulsified wax finish cloth is lightweight breathable and weather repellent. It offers a soft tumbled appearance, keeping all the character of natural cotton. The patina will develop over time and just get better and better. The wax naturally picks up marks and creases through use, which adds to the character of the fabric itself.

This fabric is washable, line dried and light iron. After a number of washes the waxed finish may deteriorate, so we advise washing your jacket as infrequently as possible. We also sell a specific wax spray for this fabric, should you wish to rejuvenate the waxed finish of your smock in time.
The Slicker has a corduroy lined collar with bound edges, a sturdy brass zip and an extra deep overlapping storm guard. It has two front pockets with storm flaps, a high chest pocket, and a deep inside chest pocket. The waist can be adjusted for fit with an internal draw cord tie. As on the 1969 model we’ve added an Acme Tornado whistle should the wearer fall overboard!

All the Slicker Jackets are sequentially numbered by the maker on the inside label as they leave the sewing room.

Made in Great Yarmouth, Great Britain