A couple years back I was rummaging around in my parents’ basement and stumbled upon an old, brown, cobweb-covered duck canvas hunting jacket. From the contrasting corduroy collar to the oversized game pocket wrapping around the inner waist, this thing was the real deal, and I quickly found out that it belonged to my grandpa who wore it during the ’60s. I immediately took it and decided I was going to let its legacy live on, or at least wear it here and there when the weather called for a thin outer layer. That was until I tried it on, however, and realized it was cut like a real hunting jacket from the ’60s–oversized and ill-fitting in all the wrong places.
The new Black Cotton Duck Hunting Jacket by 3sixteen is pretty much nothing like the original vintage jacket I just described. It’s made up of a black 100% cotton canvas outer, instead of a traditional brown duck. It’s lined with a 100% cotton Japanese flannel material for added warmth, as opposed to being totally reliant on added under-layers for warmth. It even has slanted outer hand pockets and a zipped inner pocket for larger items (think waterfowl/new iPhones).
While both jackets do have the classic corduroy collar, 3sixteen kept theirs low-profile and did it in a matching black color, as to not attract attention in the woods or on the streets. And judging by the pictures alone, it’s safe to say this thing doesn’t fit like a dust covered potato sack either, which sounds like the best of both worlds to me.
Available for $330 at Self Edge.