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IME Fracap and Diemme are both decent.It's also worth checking out Hanwag double-stitched. I prefer them to my Viberg Hikers and they were less than half the price. If you have to walk on ice then check out the versions with Ice Grip soles.
For those who may want to try the same a regular 40 degree wash will remove the wax. If you prefer the resulting unwaxed finish then you can instead proof with Grangers or Nikwax. Both have non wax proofers which will improve weather and stain resistance. Not actually waterproof like wax but unlike wax it will breathe properly.  If your wax jacket is clean but you wish to remove crease marks then applying heat will do the trick. Generally I use a hairdryer but you can use...
I've heard good things about those guys but to be honest reproofing is a doddle to do at home so any of the professional services is bound to do a good job.Beeswax jackets can also go in the washing machine with no ill effects. Whereas wet cleaning a Thornproof type wax jacket is a bloody nightmare. Wax Jackets Cleaned did a great job on my Barbour's and AFAIK are the only people who will actually wash that type of jacket  but it was pricey.  
@patrick_b I think they look loads better with dubbin. Great job.
 I haven't been all that impressed with Cabourn lately. Bar a couple of pieces, I think his collections have been getting a bit stale but I reckon AW15 may well be a winner. Plus it looks like there will be Anoraks. Can never have too many Anoraks. 
Ventile is treated with a DWR and will need reproofing every now and then (Ventile recommend Grangers) but it still isn't waterproof by modern standards. 900mm HH at best. Specialist outdoors manufacturers get around this by using double layers to keep you dry but fashion stuff like Cabourn is only good for light showers.   
Yep. So good. Just trying to decide which to go for.
McNAIR Mountain Shirts.
C&J Snowdon's paired with Woolpower socks would do the trick. Cheaney Fiennes are also decent.
Frosty car windows but not a proper ground frost.....and I thought it was us Southeners that were meant to be the soft Jesse's...   Migsy,the fit looks really good and don't worry about how light it feels. Pretty much everyone comments on that when they try a decent down jacket for the first time.  Also the Ventile used on the Everest is lighter than the stuff you are used to on the Camerman etc. An odd choice IMO as a heavier cloth would have been more effective and...
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