January 13, 2016

Paper to Product: Edition 238

When the days are this short and the temperatures are this low, we have to think optimistically about the word "Spring." We all know those May flowers need a little water to pop and those April showers come with some stiff breezes and chilly temperatures.

As we move toward the vernal equinox and our inner animal longs to shed the heavy woolen layers and strut its stuff in something a little friskier and more fitted, that inner animal sounds a barbaric yawp at the realization that its totally lacking a killer transitional jacket. So to save the day in the jungle, in we swing like a sartorial Tarzan with two new iterations of our long haul trucker jacket. The first is comes in a beautiful 7-oz. field tan waxed canvas while the other is a 10-oz. olive canvas lightened up with a stone wash. Two very different looks but both well suited to transition you into the Spring and even come in handy on a cooler summer's eve.

At seven ounces, it is a perfect mid-weight waxed fabric to protect against winds and wet weather. The cloth was finished with an extra-dry wax, making it smoother, dryer and less tacky than traditional wax fabrics. Ideal for layering right over a shirt. For added comfort and a touch of contrast, the collar and inside of the cuffs are finished with a tonal corduroy from the famed British mill Brisbane Moss.

For the days when sunglasses trump waterproof shoes, we designed a washed duck canvas version of the long haul. Starting with a deep olive, 10-oz. Mt. Vernon duck canvas we washed the deep wintry tones right of the canvas to create a relaxed and lightweight layer that you enjoy wearing deep into the summer months. The wash process created beautiful highs and lows on the felled seams and zig-zag stitch reinforced panels. This jacket also features handsome tonal corduroy accents in the collar and cuff from Brisbane and Moss.

This is our first time offering the same silhouette in two different fabrics. We hope you appreciate having the choice and also hate having to pick between the two.