Collaborating with Vater & Sohn, the hog riders over at Iron Heart released a Type I jacket several weeks ago, but we thought it deserved a little more attention. It’s made of a sanforized but unwashed duck canvas, which should develop relatively quick fades with a high contrast. And at 16.5 oz, it’s still beefy though certainly lighter than most of Iron Heart’s other fabrics.
It’s rigged with the usual Type I details like front pleats, a single flap chest pocket, and a rear cinch, but the hardware that holds it all together is special. The zinc buttons, copper rivets, and iron buckle were all submerged in the Kojima Bay for 3 months prior to being used for the jacket and have aged and gathered a patina adding to the character of the jacket from the get-go.
There are still quite a few sizes left and you can get yours for $425 at the Iron Heart website.