Five Plus One is our weekly series of buyer’s guides. We pick a specific category and dig up five great options along with one that’s a little outside the norm.
We have discussed the allure of waxed canvas jackets before, but it’s something that bears repeating. Not only does waxed canvas make for a great looking jacket when it’s new, but the material is perfect to gain a unique patina; and if you’re looking for water resistance from a natural material there is no better alternative. Whatever your reason for looking for a waxed canvas jacket we hope you find what you’re looking for on this list.
1) Flint and Tinder: Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket
If you’re looking for a great fall/winter jacket then look no further than Flint and Tinder’s Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket. Made from 7oz., 100% cotton Martexin waxed sailcloth, this jacket is both water resistant and, thanks to its flannel lining, warm. With two hands pockets and a great, classic design, it’s hard to beat this jacket. And did mention it’s available in seven colors at a reasonable price? Because it is.
Available for $240 from Huckberry.
2) Dehen 1920: N-1 Deck Jacket
Okay, so this is a slight departure from the trucker, but you can still see the DNA there. If you want the ultimate, and I do mean ultimate, waxed canvas winter jacket then you have to get Dehen 1920’s N-1 Deck Jacket. Featuring an exterior constructed from 8.25oz. waxed canvas, full body and collar sheep mouton lining, and polyester fleece sleeves, you won’t find yourself getting cold on this jacket. While the price is high you’re getting a lot for you money, including concealed wool ribbed cuff, flannel lined pockets, eyelet vented underarms, and so much more.
Available for $1,250 from Division Road.
3) Freenote Cloth: Waxed Riders Jacket
Freenote Cloth consistently comes up with interesting products, and they’ve hit the mark again with their mainstay Waxed Riders Jacket. Made from 10oz. Martexin waxed canvas and featuring a southwestern printed lining, this jacket is in the sweet spot between warmth and versatility. With two front hand pockets, front pleats, elasticated shoulder gussets, and great construction quality, you’re really getting a jacket that you’ll be happy to pull on in the morning.
4) 3sixteen: Waxed Canvas Type 3
3sixteen takes their classic take on the classic Type III jacket through the wax cycle. Made from an 8oz. American waxed canvas, this piece of outerwear has all the trimmings you might expect: donut buttons, two chest and two hand warmer pockets, and that signature split yoke, all done up in tonal stitching.
Available for $265 from Franklin & Poe.
5) Filson: Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket
I know we’ve talked about it a million and a half times, but how could we leave Filson’s Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser Jacket off of this list? It’s well designed, built to last, and made from Filson’s tin cloth that is practically cheating in terms of gaining a patina. Regardless of what you throw at this jacket it will hold up find, and only look better after doing it.
Available for $350 from Filson.
Plus One – Ginew: Waxed Rider Coat
If you’re looking for a jacket that is the best of the best—something unique, made from great materials, and able to age right alongside you—then you’ve stumbled onto the right jacket. Ginew’s Waxed Rider Coat is constructed from a 10oz. waxed canvas with a hefty 32oz. wool blanket lining. Add on a banded collar, custom hardware, and great made in the USA construction, and you’ve got a recipe for a great new jacket.
Available for $595 from Ginew.