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Oilcloth predates GORE-TEX as one of the original waterproof materials. The discovery of the material’s weather resistance potential came when sailors noticed that wet sails caught the wind better than dry sails and decided to preventively apply oil to their canvas to make it less permeable. . Soon they began cutting sheets from these oiled sails and sewing them into jackets, which, though imperfect, provided a useful layer against rain and spray.

Today, manufacturers create waxed canvas garments through a process that infuses cotton with paraffin wax, which gives better water resistance and less color fading. The waxed canvas jacket, once standard attire for sailors, soldiers and outdoor enthusiasts, has mostly been replaced by lighter synthetic materials, but it still retains its place as a staple item of clothing. working and weather resistant.

Flint and Tinder Flannel Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket stays true to the original style of waxed canvas jackets. It is made of seven-ounce Martexin sailcloth that is cut at the waist, in keeping with the traditional style of trucker jackets. It also contains handwarmer pockets, a chest pocket and metal buttons. The Waxed Trucker goes beyond the typical canvas design with a flannel-lined interior, making it the perfect outer layer for the variable weather conditions that come with the transition from fall to winter.

Right now the Havana colorway, a lovely caramel brown hue, is 20% off today only with code HAVANA20. Note that sizes are slightly limited, as you can only get M-3XL (apologies to our little readers). This jacket doesn’t often go on sale, but you better think when it does, it’s time to pick up one of these menswear staples.

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