We already know that Flint & Tender makes one heck of a trucker jacket – one that we can happily trade our classic Levi’s truckers for. Problem is, it’s not quite as warm of a garment, making it unsuitable for the colder days of the year. The Fint & Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket changes that.
A cold weather version of that popular trucker jacket, the garment takes the same tough and timeless style as the original, but reinforces it with flannel lining for extra warmth and comfort. We know, that’s not going to get you through a winter snowstorm, but for those more reasonable days of colder weather, this thing should do the trick.
The Flint & Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket is made from Martexin 7-oz. sailcloth, which is waxed on both sides for water resistance, allowing it to keep you dry in wet weather. According to the outfit, it’s the kind of fabric that gets better with age similar to selvage denim or finely-tanned leather, as it develops its own bends and creases based on your personal wear patterns. Seriously, we love the way this thing looks, especially if you’re used to nothing other than denim trucker jackets.
Like other versions of the jacket, it’s designed to be soft out of the box, with no need for a few days of break in, so it’s perfectly comfortable to slip into from the first time you wear it. Unlike them, however, it’s lined with a soft and striped flannel blanket on both the body and the sleeves, so it keeps your entire upper body warm and toasty, apart from feeling great on the skin. If you love the feel of an insulating blanket draped over your upper body, we imagine this brings a similar sensation.
The Flint & Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket comes with detailing based on Levi’s Type 1 trucker jackets, so it gets the left chest pocket and exposed rivets, albeit with neither the pleats nor the clinchers found on the original variant. Anyway, that button flap chest pocket is joined by two welt hand pockets and an interior media pocket, so you can stash a few essentials right on the garment. It uses F and T antique metal buttons on the chest pocket, cuffs, and the placket, all sporting the signature bullseye pattern right on the back.
According to the outfit, the garment has a traditional trucker jacket fit that’s close to the body, with a cut that’s both sharp and tailored, making it easy to pair with any modern outfit. Because of the close fit, they recommend buying one size up if you’re planning to layer (and you probably will). Sleeves, by the way, run a bit longer than typical jackets, which is intentional to provide extra range of motion in the shoulders. By the way, the jacket is spot clean only, so never throw it in the wash with the rest of your laundry.
The Flint & Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket is available now, priced at $240.