Meet the Gustin Field Jacket. Inspired by classic military styles and updated to fit perfectly into your everyday life. Our version retains the iconic details from our favorite vintage field jackets while being thoughtfully streamlined and stylish. We even developed a custom garment wash specifically for this jacket that imparts a perfectly aged look and feel right on day one. We’re extremely excited to launch with an all-American version from fabric to construction at tremendous value.
Gustin Field Jacket made from cotton duck canvas woven by one of the finest mills in the USA. If you’ve followed any of our launches, you know we love going all-American. The fact that this fabric has the perfect character for our Field Jacket made our choice even easier. Our goal was to find a style that struck the right balance between ruggedness and wearability. This tightly woven canvas has it all. At 12 ounces, you instantly feel a sense of durability and the beefy yarn gives the plain weave nice texture and depth. We really wanted to take this fabric to a level of comfort and richness beyond anything we’ve done before. To achieve this, we developed a custom garment wash. Our field jacket is fully sewn and then washed as a whole with a mix of abrasives that we developed. This wash process makes an already great fabric absolutely phenomenal. Think of it as lovingly aging the fabric, bringing out beautiful highs-and-lows in the color, gently aging corners and hems, an imparting a wonderful patina. It feels like you’ve owned and worn this jacket well for years the moment you touch it. There is a level of comfort and depth of character that explode from the surface after this wash. The base color is a perfect medium grey, not too dark, not too light. The wash process also adds to the complexity of the color, taking it from a uniform shade to something with much more life and variation.
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.