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Canvas Vests – Five Plus One

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.

If you’re looking to up your layering game this season there are few better ways than with Canvas Vests. They add a bit more interest to your favorite workwear fit, and give that little bit more warmth you might be looking for. Whether you’re looking for waxed or unwaxed canvas we’ve got you covered, no pun intended.

1) Indigofera: Iconic Vest in Brown Smithson Canvas


Indigofera‘s Iconic Vest might just be the perfect intersection of quality and price. Made from a beautiful Smithson canvas, this vest also features a blanket lining, brass hardware, and two front hand pockets to make sure your fingers stay nice and warm on your midday stroll. What more is there to say? This is a well-crafted piece in a classically inspired style that’s easy to fit into nearly any wardrobe.

Available for $240 from Pancho and Lefty. (also available in Bedford Cord from Iron Shop Provisions for $300)

2) Rogue Territory: Waxed Canvas Supply Vest in Black


Rogue Territory makes some great canvas pieces, and their Waxed Canvas Supply Vest is just one of the many. While no vest is going to offer that much water resistance, the waxed canvas material does offer some additional water resistance for what it covers and helps the piece to develop a wonderful patina. With plenty of pockets, a contrasting lining, and a sharp collar, this is definitely a vest I can see myself throwing on with a ton of different outfits.

Available for $296 ($266.40 for Heddels+ members) from Redcast Heritage Co.

3) Boncoura X CORLECTION: Heavyweight Duck Canvas Hunting Vest


Hunting-inspired clothes are always a divisive topic, but if it’s a style you gravitate towards then the Boncoura for Corlection Heavyweight Duck Canvas Hunting Vest is an excellent piece to take a look at. It’s made from a uniquely textured, 100% cotton Japanese canvas and features more pockets than you could reasonably stuff, with two flapped waist pockets, two hand warmer pockets, one multi-slotted pen pocket, one chest pocket, and two inner pockets.

If you gravitate toward traditional workwear, then is a formidable piece to add to your collection.

Available for $693AUD (~$445USD) from Corlection.

4) Ginew: Wax Vest in Brown Rancho


If you’re looking for the ultimate canvas vest to wear on those frigid days, then Ginew‘s Wax Vest in Brown Rancho should be at the top of your list. Made from a 10 oz. waxed canvas with a 32 oz. blanket lining, this isn’t your ordinary canvas vest — and we love that. With two angled front hand pockets and a double closure consisting of snaps and zipper, this vest will do its darnedest to keep your torso warm.

Available for $548 from Ginew.

5) Carhartt Work In Progress: Classic Vest in Black Rigid


Carhartt WIP put together something truly special in their Classic Vest, whose name really undermines just how great this piece is. Made from a 12 oz. canvas, this vest features a quilted lining, ribbed collar, and oversized hand pockets, making it an awesome accompaniment in a wide range of situations. Finished with a two-way brass zipper, this garment is a blank canvas that you can truly wear however you like.

Available for $196 from Lost and Found.

Plus One – Randy’s Garments: Lined Double Snap Vest in Brown DWR Duck Canvas


Randy’s Garments put together a killer vest in the Lined Double Snap vest. Not only due to the style but also because of the great details. Made from a DWR-coated 12 oz. duck canvas, this vest has a brushed green lining, matching green stitching, and a double snap front closure. While I can’t promise this is the vest you’ve been looking for, that unique snap button placket really colors outside of the lines, and lands this piece as this week’s Plus One.

Available for $290CAD (~$211USD) from NAQP.

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