The best rugged menswear for the job comes in all shapes and sizes, and from some unlikely spots, too. Take Todd Snyder. The famed American menswear designer turned back the clock to his Midwest roots with the seriously cool, tough Todd Snyder Canvas Farmer’s Jacket, which has the potential to become one of the best workwear jackets in your arsenal.
Think of it like that trusty Carhartt jacket you wore decades ago, just made modern. Workwear style really is all the rage these days, no matter how much or how little time you spend out in the field. And to this Brooklyn style writer, it’s nice to have well-made, reliable style staples that exude casually rugged style — in fact, in today’s climate, I could see this cleaned-up workwear jacket fitting in well just about anywhere (aside from an overly formal office, that is). So, think the Todd Snyder Canvas Farmer’s Jacket is right for you? Let’s dive on in and see what might make this your new favorite workwear jacket.
The silhouette of the Todd Snyder Canvas Farmer’s Jacket is subtle and uncomplicated: A turndown corduroy collar and cuffs for warmth, subtle style and protection against the wind, complete with side-slant hip pockets. It’s not unlike your favorite Carhartt or Dickies jacket, yet the Todd Snyder Canvas Farmer’s Jacket has the stamp of approval of one of the country’s best menswear designers. The midweight cotton canvas is sturdy and abrasion-resistant, yet easier to move around in compared to a jacket that’s been waxed.
And helpfully, the Todd Snyder Canvas Farmer’s Jacket has a slimmed-down, modern fit: Consider this rugged workwear jacket as a replacement for a blazer with olive chinos and a white Oxford shirt, or go timeless and style the Todd Snyder Canvas Farmer’s Jacket with a chambray shirt and black jeans. Note that it’s unlined, so the ever-reliable Todd Snyder Canvas Farmer’s Jacket functions better on more temperate days (not during winter blizzards).
Either the clean Natural color or a rich shade of Tan are also versatile, pleasingly rugged style options — and of course, since it’s Todd Snyder we’re talking about here, the Todd Snyder Canvas Farmer’s Jacket is pricier at $398 (thanks to the Japanese cotton canvas fabric), but given that you can wear this jacket easily in three seasons, it’s one of the best workwear jackets for men. Shop accordingly right now, my friends.