Here’s a fun fact: in 1851, the New York Knickerbockers baseball team became the first baseball team to wear uniforms. That has nothing to do with this jacket, but it seemed relevant because this Type II-inspired Truckee Jacket was made by Knickerbocker. (It’s not, and seems even less so after typing it, but we’ve gone too far and also now you have an icebreaker that no one will care about so you’re welcome.)
If you’re looking for an outer spring layer, this jacket is pretty much unassailable. It’s made in the US from a 100% cotton brushed twill fabric and it features reinforced tin tack buttons, button cuffs, the standard flap pockets at the chest, plus four(!) more super discreet pockets: two on-seam and a couple at the interior. That’s right, a Type II that actually has storage. Did I bury the lede to talk about a baseball team that hasn’t played a game in 151 years? Of course I did.
Also, it’s pre-shrunk, so you can buy your size even if don’t intend to take it off until fall.
Available for $265 at Knickerbocker.