In the 1920's a collaboration of three companies created a paraffin based impregnated cloth that was highly wind and water resistant, flexible and breathable.  Shortly after the astounding creation, admiring companies adopted the oil cloth and began producing garments for games keepers, farmers, motorcyclists, loggers, and hunters. This was the birth of highly functional cloth used for specific work wear. Oil cloth has since been proven to be highly functional and highly fashionable; two traits hard to find accommodating each other in any other cloth.