How to Wax a Jacket: A Step-By-Step Guide to Waterproof Cotton

Summer’s over, and you head to your closet to bring your favorite waxed canvas jacket back into your rotation. But something’s off. It’s lost some of its sheen since you purchased it and, lo and behold, it doesn’t repel as much water as it used to either. That’s when you realized there’s more to waxed … Read more

Filson Aberdeen Jacket Review: The Waxed Canvas Bomber

Today I’m taking a look at Filson’s Aberdeen jacket, the surprisingly lightweight jacket that they’ve re-released for their 125th anniversary. The Aberdeen was last seen on the shelves in 2018 and sold well as an all-weather jacket that’s well suited to, say, a Pacific Northwest summer night, or some other kind of imagery that this … Read more

Unboxing Huckberry’s 6 Best Sellers | Boots, Jackets, Hoodies, and More

Huckberry is an online store dedicated to all things outdoor and tough — apparel and footwear that look cool and are made with durable materials like waxed canvas, leather, and wool. They sell the kind of classic products that are built to last and look great while they’re at it, so there’s a lot that … Read more

An Exclusive Look at Filson’s 2022 Outerwear

Recently, I headed to Filson‘s downtown Manhattan showroom — invite only, I’m afraid — to check out some special items they put for their 125th anniversary. They’ve got a lot of really interesting anniversary-themed, one-off, super limited release goods that we’re going to take a look at. If you don’t know about Filson, this stalwart … Read more

How to Clean a Waxed Cotton Jacket

If you’re a stylish dude who loves the great outdoors — or just likes looking as though he loves the great outdoors, no judgment — chances are high you have one or two of favorite waxed jackets stored somewhere in your wardrobe waiting, itching, to be used in the real world. Waxed jackets have become … Read more

Filson Tin Cloth Cruiser Review After One Year of Wear

Filson is perhaps one of the best known, and most controversial heritage clothing companies in the US. Touting themselves as the Alaskan outfitter with made in the USA products, their products have been increasing in price while production has moved overseas. For now, though, the Tin Cloth Cruiser is made in the USA, with the … Read more

The Surprising Benefits of Waxed Jackets | Waterproof, Thornproof, Fashionproof, and More

A highly-practical, functional, and durable piece of outerwear is exactly what you need right now, and that is what a waxed cotton jacket is: a jacket that has stood the test of time. A quintessential symbol of the rugged cool of the working class, waxed cotton jackets (typically canvas, sometimes twill) are considered among the … Read more

Is Waxed Cotton Breathable? Everything You Need to Know

Waxed cotton has been the go-to fabric for waterproof — well, water resistant — clothing for centuries. But is waxed cotton still a good choice in the modern era? Well, yes. Waxed canvas — if cotton is getting waxed it’s usually canvas, sometimes twill, but we’re talking about waxed cotton in general — is pretty … Read more

The 10 Best Fall Jackets for Men 2022

If you like clothes, you like fall. In fact, even if you don’t like clothes, you know that you look better in a jacket than a big puffy coat, right? Fall is simply the season, whether you’re a fashionista or a regular joe: you can wear boots, jeans, and a medium weight jacket and look … Read more

Is Waxed Cotton Waterproof?

On the face of it, cotton doesn’t have a lot going for it in the waterproof stakes. If you’ve ever been out in a heavy rainstorm wearing only a denim jacket, you will know this to be true. But add wax to cotton, and it’s a game-changer. Cotton is no longer confined to dry weather … Read more