Style Pick of the Week: Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket in Organic ’68 Selvage

A rugged, timeless denim jacket from my good friends at Taylor Stitch.

Another day, another Style Pick of the Week, and another spotlight shone on our friends at Taylor Stitch, a favorite of The Style Guide for years. They’re an especially relevant favorite today, too — it all comes down to the rugged style of the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket. And this isn’t just any Long Haul Jacket, mind you — the brand’s much-loved take on the classic trucker jacket gets a serious upgrade by way of rugged, organic cotton in a timeless silhouette. The difference has always been in the details when it comes to everyone’s favorite menswear brand, and this edition of the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is no different.

Now, it might seem counterintuitive to be talking about a rugged denim jacket when temperatures are still asburdly hot elsehwere across the country — but it’ll cool off eventually, and when it does, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket will be right there when you need it. It’s part of the excellent, nearly-always-in-stock Taylor Stitch Essentials Collection, a murderer’s row of menswear essentials like chambray shirts, crisp Oxford shirts, and yes … the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket 

A rugged denim trucker jacket made the right way by Taylor Stitch.

But what separates this particular jacket from a crowded field of seemingly similar denim jackets? Allow me. Namely, the difference starts again with the construction and fabrication of this jacket, making it a true must-buy. It’s made for the first time ever with 100 percent organic cotton from ISKO Mills, something Taylor Stitch called a “logistical challenge” … but a gamble that appears to have paid off in spades. Heck, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket even features a custom green selvage ID, a unique touch that true denimheads will appreciate.

Throw in the fact that it’s finished off with YKK copper doughnut buttons and rivets for an extremely sturdy wearing experience, and you’ve got a simply beautiful denim jacket to layer from early fall (eventually) and on into winter. Seriously, try out the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket with a grey henley and olive chinos — throw on classic suede chukkas, then grab an Old Fashioned. Still think a denim jacket is only made for casual wearing occasions? Use it as a replacement for your navy blazer when worn with tan chinos and an Oxford shirt. Lest we forget, the Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket also functions as a handy travel jacket given the front handwarmer and button chest pockets. Again, you’ll be glad you bought this classic denim jacket at the right time (now!) before you really need it this fall.

SHOP: The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket 

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Style Pick of the Week: Levi’s Made & Crafted Type II Trucker Jacket

A newly iconic silhouette from an iconic brand.

Does it get much better when it comes to classic spring style than an equally classic denim jacket from Levi’s? Not really, folks. The rugged, timeless denim jacket is a surefire way to take your spring style from good to great, especially when that jacket happens to be the Levi’s Made & Crafted Type II Trucker Jacket — in short, it’s the one piece of spring outerwear you need now. And what can it do that other jackets can’t? Plenty. It’s got a unique silhouette designed with the open road in mind — Levi’s pioneered the trucker jacket, with its multitude of pockets, for West Coast explorers and Gold Rush diggers, and that same heritage and history can be found in the Levi’s Made & Crafted Type II Trucker Jacket today. In fact, it’s all the more helpful that the Made & Crafted line itself plays off that heritage in a way that’s even more authentic than the regular Levi’s main line. Designs happen to be based on archival styles from the brand, so it’s no surprise that they’ve crushed it with the Levi’s Made & Crafted Type II Trucker Jacket.

So, what makes the timeless denim jacket a worthwhile addition to your spring outerwear rotation, particularly when you might be more inclined to reach for a weather-ready waxed canvas jacket or a water-resistant parka? Well, those styles are all well and good … but none of them can match the rugged versatility of the Levi’s Made & Crafted Type II Trucker Jacket, and that’s just … the way it is.

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Authentic detailing lifts this jacket a cut above the rest.

The Levi’s Made & Crafted Type II Trucker Jacket also features the sort of stylish details and easygoing appeal you’d expect from a spring denim jacket, including the use of 100 percent cotton. That makes it an easy choice to wear with laidback spring essentials, from a crisp white tee and tan chinos to suede chukka boots, black denim and a white Oxford shirt (a suitably edgy mix of high-low style).

The Levi’s Made & Crafted Type II Trucker Jacket also features the perfect amount of room for your everyday carry essentials, what with front hip patch pockets. Again, this underrated denim jacket is unique, eye-catching and absolutely ready for whatever you throw at it, from patio happy hours to farmer’s market visits to a weekend brewery tour (and then some). It’s assuredly what you would expect when on the hunt for a classic denim jacket from Levi’s — what are you waiting for?

See Now, Buy Now: The Flint and Tinder Denim Trucker Is the Perfect Layer for Summer Nights

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A rugged, timeless classic — fit for layering on summer nights and keeping in your rotation come fall.

Ahh, yes. Summer time. The living is easy, the beer is cold, and the Flint and Tinder Denim Trucker Jacket rests comfortably on your shoulders as you hit the road for another trip. What’s that? You don’t have the Denim Trucker Jacket from Flint and Tinder in your closet yet? Let’s change all that — ASAP, preferably. It’s darn near essential for a well-dressed guy like yourself to have a¬†classic denim jacket on hand, especially in the summer months. Light layers reign supreme, and the Denim Trucker Jacket from Flint and Tinder¬†is one piece you can throw on with virtually anything, particularly as you head out on a summer trip or another happy hour (tough life, I know). A rugged denim jacket can be the outer layer you didn’t know you needed — it’s casual, it’s cool and the Denim Trucker Jacket¬†in particular has hip pockets and a button-flap chest pocket, all the better for storing your everyday carry.

A classic American style staple, made in the U.S.A.

Featuring stretch cotton denim and a cool-as-can-be light wash, the¬†Flint and Tinder Denim Trucker Jacket¬†takes the cake in terms of a reliable layer on chilly summer nights — or breezy days, for that matter. Wear it over a classic indigo shirt with khaki chinos for a dose of go-anywhere casual style, and feel free to pair the Flint and Tinder Denim Trucker Jacket with a rugged merino henley, black jeans and tough brown leather boots for a rock concert or music festival — that’s just for starters, mind you. The essential and cool-as-heck styling potential of the¬†Flint and Tinder Denim Trucker Jacket¬†is nearly limitless. It’s going to look excellent with a white slub T-shirt and olive chinos — plus classic suede chukka boots — for a weekend brewery visit. Heck, the¬†Flint and Tinder Denim Trucker Jacket¬†will even work as a blazer replacement when worn with slim tan chinos, a white Oxford and stylish brown leather dress shoes at the office — I’m serious about that, folks. And if you’re serious about looking great no matter the summer style scenario, do yourself a favor and snag the¬†Denim Trucker Jacket from Flint and Tinder. Let’s go!

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