OILY JACK ENGLAND is a proudly British brand based in Kent, UK that specialises re-waxing and repairing wax jackets. Since 2021 we have made a name for ourselves as a leading restoration service for all things waxed. Our team of dedicated staff work endlessly to provide outstanding restoration work and exceptional customer service, and now want you to experience it too.
The name "Oily Jack" was derived from the original names for waxed jackets, "Oilskin" and "Jack," which were derived from the small flag mounted on the front of British naval ships. Ashley Hoare, the co-founder of Oily Jack, studied tailoring at Newham College, east London, and product design. Almost 15 years on, he has combined his passion (obsession) for vintage speed-wear and country clothing with a classical approach to garment restoration.
"We wanted to create a unique repair service that felt exciting and relevant to contemporary British culture. Something inclusive and transparent for the customer when immersed in our process. Who then, hopefully, leaves us feeling part of something that spans generations of collectors and enthusiasts—obsession".
As a small family-owned business, we wish to inspire people to collect vintage. We encourage up-cycling and reworking anything that can be made fit for purpose again. Due to the rise of fast fashion, our aim is to reduce the harmful impacts of that industry by creating a service that is environmentally sustainable and ultimately avoids contributing to U.K. or global landfill.
Our custom wax jacket cleaning and reproofing service includes rewaxing, reproofing, repair, and alteration for all wax jackets from brands like Aquascutum, Belstaff, Burberry, Drizabone, John Partridge, Jack Wills, Joules, Musto, Welligogs, Filson, Aquascutum, Orvis, Carhartt, Matchless, Fjalraven, Dubarry, and Superdry. We provide you with a Re-waxing service that is quick and dependable. Each item is typically examined separately before a choice is made regarding how to proceed with it and which cleaning techniques would be best for your clothes.
Many of our satisfied clients come back to us and refer us to their friends and family for cleaning and re-waxing wax jackets. You won't believe that old, worn-out jacket can look so nice again until you see it for yourself. We specialize in re-waxing, and we have lost count of the number of times customers have been amazed by the results.