Fury is a great film. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you do. If you have, you’ll be well acquainted with the tanker jacket. Without trying to deliver a history lesson, the tanker jacket is a military garment first introduced as a standard issue piece of uniform in the early 1940s, smack bang in the middle of WWII.
Now, there have been many takes on the tanker, some I like (hello, Buzz Rickson’s), and some I’m not a massive fan of. However, today, we have a new, minimal, contemporary take on the military classic by LA-based outfit Rogue Territory.
Cut from a durable 12 oz. canvas in that iconic duck brown colorway, the Rogue Territory Tanker features two welt hand warmer style pockets, one welt chest pocket, one interior pocket, a hidden front placket for that added bit of minimalism, branded, heavy-duty nickel buttons, and a patriotic ‘Made in the U.S.A’ label.
Typically, the tankers of old had ribbed, elasticated cuffs and collars for added comfort and maneuverability while out in the field. RGT’s took the DNA of the tanker and broke it down to produce something completely different. Imagine if a Dickies Eisenhower got together with a vintage military-issued tanker and had a jacket child and you’re sort of there. That’s the Rogue Territory Tanker, and we’re a fan.