Hi Jay, Thanks for posting. That is the only example of a 'waxed jacket having been through the wash' that i have found online. I've a very old Belstaff jacket and am getting fed up with its constantly damp feel - and smell. I don't mind ruining the protective/water proofing but want to wear it without feeling all waxy. It'd been re-waxed so many times that the inside lining also feels waxy. It currently looks very similar to your last picture, but a fair bit dirtier/darker. What were the effects of sticking it in the machine? Did most of the wax come off first time?