Love at first touch. That's how we felt about this all-American canvas the moment we touched it. Next we decided to transform it into a super-clean, incredibly wearable Field Jacket.
We launched our Field Jacket last year with a burly, 12oz, all-American canvas, so it's only fitting that we follow up this year with a new take on something everyone loved. We wanted this version to be a bit more wearable, a bit cleaner in appearance and knowing us, we always like to score an even better value for you. We think we did all three with this version. It starts again in the USA, with a stellar canvas. This fabric gets a special micro-sanded treatment that leaves it with the most gloriously peached surface. It feels almost like felt to the touch, a very unusual thing for a solid canvas. At 8 ounces, it's instantly comfortable and we think more versatile across different seasons. It just feels great on. We still treat it to a full garment wash, but no abrasives are used so it maintains a purity and richness of color, with little to no distressing. That's a good thing, because the color is great on its own, in this case a metallic grey that reminds of the color of beautifully polished titanium. This is the type of style we love and the value makes us love it even more.
Fit and construction both lend our field jacket its unique style. You’ll notice the care and attention to detail throughout this jacket. Defining the overall spirit of the jacket is the large stand collar that flows down into a nicely drawn-in waist, giving our jacket it’s iconic look while making it clean and well tailored. Four large snap closed cargo pockets sit on the front body, two on the chest, two above the bottom hem. All are sized to be functional while staying true to this jacket’s roots. We spent a lot of time on the small details on this jacket that really make it special when you put it on each day. A perfect example are the cuffs. Intricately constructed, they can be secured in two positions with custom Gustin hardware via a triangular tab. Instead of a simple cuff slit, we sew in a gusset, which makes going unbuttoned at the cuff a beautiful option as well. Another special detail is the main body closure. You get a large YKK zipper along with button closures, that when used, are nicely concealed under a placket to keep the front clean. Huge bar tacks provide separation and reinforcement along the placket. Inside side seams are clean finished with chambray binding while an inside chest pocket is sewn in for additional storage.
Jackets like ours that are made in the USA using our quality of material and construction are typically priced at $260 or higher. The efficiency of the Gustin model, with your support, lets us do much better.