Good job. This is so good, almost too good.
Nice post! I also rewaxed a Barbour not long ago, its certainly a satisfying experience. Mines a hand-me-down (not even sure who in my family it originally belonged to) must be 15-20 years old and I don't think it had ever been rewaxed before. I was somewhat concerned that the fresh wax might soak right through it to the lining and ruin the jacket, and doing it in a chilly unheated kitchen (making the wax harder to manipulate on the surface) was not wise. But it survived the experience and looks pretty good now, it certainly has 'patina'. While it doesn't really fit in with where I want to head style-wise it will always live in my closet and come out for heavy rain (which is pretty often in the UK).
this thread is pretty inspirational; I'm loving some of the stories and it's good to have it after looking at the Sales Alert thread one too many times. I don't have much I could contribute at this stage since I've undertaken a few wardrobe reboots these past few years and am finally comfortable with the look and stuff I want to go for. Since I've moved around a bit I'm always interested in minimalism and in figuring out how to only have stuff I love and can keep for years has been a struggle for various reasons (from impulsiveness in my coppage to a slight weight loss coupled with a realization that my best fit is slimmer than I thought).
I do own these beat-up "drivers" from H by Hudson which I absolutely love. I got them when I lived in London, back in '07, thinking at the time that they looked like Prada shoes. Obviously didn't know jack about fashion at the time, and still don't, but my love for them hasn't waned. They're great for so many occasions, from going out (they match up perfectly with raw denim) to traveling and even work since my office has a relaxed dress-code. They're the most comfortable thing I own by far, and though I'm not into black shoes so much anymore, I keep wearing them a lot. They definitely deserve some shoeshine love at some point but what can I say I'm very lazy. They also remind me of my years in London (left in late '09), which is very cool as I do miss those days sometimes.