We’re always excited to see some good old, American-Made clothing, which is why Taylor Stitch is one of our new favorite brands. The Taylor Stitch Long Haul Jacket is everything you could want in a denim jacket. Actually, it comes in four different versions of waxed canvas and denim, but the 110 Year Denim is the one we’re most interested in.
Taylor Stitch The name Long Haul Jacket sounds like a more poetic play on the classic “Trucker Jacket,” but we’re guessing it also has something to do with how long this jacket will last. It uses a thick, inky, plant-based indigo denim that celebrates the 110th anniversary of the White Oak Factory – which has been producing cone mill denim in Greensboro, North Carolina for exactly that long – that gives it such a name. It’s a 15.25-oz. 100% Cotton Selvage Denim, and dyed with natural indigo dye. In other words, this jacket is of the highest quality you’ll get in denim clothing, and will be with you for the long haul.
There’s no lack of attention to detail, either, and every stitch and feature on the Long Haul Jacket is carefully crafted. The cuffs, front and back panels all feature selvage detailing, there are two rounded patch-pockets, front welt hand-warmer pockets, and two interior pockets at waist level. Plenty of storage and places to stuff your hands. The pocketing inside also features a stitched, vintage map of San Francisco, which is a pretty cool addition. The collar and placket stitching is reinforced with zigzag stitching, and the YKK buttons and rivets have been custom-made for Taylor Stitch.
Lastly, the jacket is made entirely in California from American denim; San Francisco, where Taylor Stitch comes, has a proud of tradition of American denim and jeanmaking, and they’re doing their best to keep that tradition alive. The Long Haul Jacket comes in 110 Year Denim, Cone Mills ’68 Selvedge, Field Tan Waxed Canvas, and Dark Oak Waxed Canvas. And at less than $200 a pop, they’re pretty affordable for what you’re getting.