For me, Fall is the best season but it also means the official start of vest season. There’s a plethora of options out there when it comes to your torso as indicated by our 2022 vest guide, but one that has dropped since that guide is this Heavyweight Duck Canvas Vest from Boncoura in collaboration with Australian denim retailer, Corlection.
True to their ethos of mixing heritage with durability, Boncoura has developed this 100% cotton heavyweight duck canvas fabric that’s inspired by traditional Japanese sashiko. Woven at a slow pace on vintage machines, it has a gloriously dense and textured face that is sure to age wonderfully over time, and it’s even waterproof thanks to the waxed inner side of the duck canvas.
The vest is fully made in Japan utilizing cotton binding construction that you’d normally find in high-end suit tailoring, with a pocket setup that has every angle covered through two large waist pockets with hidden hand warmers, one chest pocket opposite a tool pocket, and hidden interior ones, too. If all this wasn’t enough, just feast your eyes on the final feature; the hand-engraved oxidized brass buttons, specially crafted on vintage bottle factory machinery and sure to patina in correlation with the canvas.
Available now from Corlection priced at $444
For a fine example of how duck canvas ages, check out Fade Friday: American Eagle Duck Canvas work Jacket (5 Years, 10 Washes)