I've long admired Barbour waxed cotton coats and, after owning an LL Bean waxed cotton coat, I bought myself a Border jacket near ten years ago and later a Beauchamp waistcoat. Like leather coats, waxed cotton is another fabric that I feel looks "cool" with age and wear. After loosing a lot of weight a few years ago, the medium waistcoat and size 38 Border didn't fit me quite as nice anymore and I've longed to get myself something nice in a size 36. So I ordered the International from British Motorcycle Gear. As far as I can tell they've got the best non-sale price on an International at $378 online. I have three minor quibbles about the International: the inside pocket doesn't have a zip or button (easily remedied with some velcro), it doesn't have a two way front zip - it is a shorter jacket than say the Border but I just think a two way zip makes weeing and getting at your pants pockets far more easy - and lastly, and perhaps my strongest quibble, is the buckle. The buckles at the neck and waist are both made of metal, which is fine, (the buckles also have a little, hardly noticeable, motif around the edge that seems to mimic stitching which I find aesthetically distressing: I don't like things that pretend to be other things) but the little doodad that goes into the belt hole impresses me as very tin like and seems incongruous on an otherwise sturdy and stalwart looking jacket. Other than that, I'm really pleased with this jacket. It's really oily, being new, and I'm wondering if anyone has got any ideas as to how to deal with that? Wipe it down with a cloth perhaps?