The waxed canvas jacket is undoubtedly one of the mainstays of most men’s wardrobes because, quite frankly, there are few more versatile performers out there so far as outerwear is concerned. This type of jacket doesn’t just keep all the elements at bay, it looks great all year round and has the sort of versatile aesthetic that goes with any outfit – formal or casual.
It’s for that reason then that we’ve already begun our own hunt for our next waxed canvas jacket here at Coolector HQ and, luckily, there is certainly no shortage of options to choose from. Regardless of your budget or style persuasion, the guys at Huckberry will have something that ticks all the right boxes and we’ve rounded up our pick of some of the best.
Check out our pick of 8 of the best waxed canvas jackets for men below:
Bridge & Burn Fraser Waxed Canvas Jacket – $288
There is so much to appreciate with the Bridge & Burn Fraser Waxed Canvas Jacket ($288) and it is ideally suited for those Northern climes where winter doesn’t seem to ever be that far off. Each one has been crafted for Portland’s chilly winters so it will excel wherever you choose to wear it. It is water- and wind-resistant and the British Millerain waxed canvas is lined with flannel to add an extra layer of insulation for cold-weather relapses and late alpine exploits.
The drawstring-closure hood of the Fraser Waxed Canvas Jacket from Bridge & Burn is unique and stylish and ensures even more warmth and versatility for day to day wear. This classy jacket boasts button-snap front pockets which allows for an array of everyday-carry options from your phone to your keys, while side-entry hand pockets let you burrow in when the weather really takes a turn for the worse. ($288)
Flint & Tinder Harrington Waxed Canvas Jacket – $143
It certainly took plenty of moxie from the guys at Flint and Tinder team to take a crack at the Harrington Jacket as it’s a historic silhouette that’s been commandeered by everyone from Arnold Palmer to James Dean to British rebels in the ‘60s. With an iconic backstory like that, it makes sense why they would tread those waters with caution.
The Harrington Waxed Canvas Jacket from Flint & Tinder ($143) takes no prisoners from a style or performance perspective but one common thread it has is anyone who’s trying to bring a classy touch of badassery to their closet turns to this jacket, it’s certainly not going to let you down. The Flint and Tinder team decked out their awesome looking Harrington Jacket with high quality British Millerain staywax cotton which is about as good as it gets from a material perspective and comes from the OG creators of the crème de la crème canvas. To finish things off, they have lined the Harrington with a phenomenal flannel which adds extra warmth on those chilly days. ($143)
Peregrine Waxed Bexley Jacket – $224
From the Beatles to Bond, us Brits have regularly influenced men’s fashion all around the globe. England’s Peregrine are one of the UK’s most iconic fashion brands and takes much of their design inspiration from its centuries-old history of style for the awesome looking Waxed Bexley Jacket ($224).
Cuing off a classic military cut, this Huckberry-exclusive colourway is sewn from thick eight-ounce Millerain cotton fabric that looks and feels like it will last another century at least (if not longer). It can be effortlessly layered over your best sweater or Henley tee for added warmth or covering a T-shirt for protection from early-morning chills. This cracking piece of outerwear from Peregrine is wind and water-resistant and will easily withstand the worst weather both in the UK and the world over. It boasts a pleasing, brushed cotton lining along the neck which is a classy touch that delivers unparalleled comfort to proceedings. ($224)
Tom Beckbe Tensaw Waxed Canvas Jacket – $495
The Tom Beckbe Tensaw Waxed Canvas Jacket ($495) has been made for fair weather and foul alike and each one of the brand’s products are designed and tested to withstand the test of time and look the part whilst doing it. Their designs take inspiration from the traditional hunting and outdoor gear, and each jacket is a nod to the legacy of sportsmen that came before and equip the next ones to come.
The Tensaw Jacket from Tom Beckbe was born out of the brand’s desire to find the ideal hunting jacket that was also capable of looking the part in the city. Mission well and truly accomplished. This devilishly dapper piece of outerwear has a robust shell of waxed cotton that’s water-resistant and will effortlessly force its way through heavy brush like no tomorrow, not to mention the handsome patina it’ll garner the more that you wear it. It boasts a detailed construction, like set-in sleeves and a twill liner, which makes sure it is comfortable for extended wear, leaving you to put your attention on what you’re doing, not what you’re wearing. ($495)
Schott Waxed Natural Pebbled Cowhide Café Leather Jacket – $850
Constructed from full Aniline, drum-dyed, hand-cut, drummed cowhide leather that’s notorious for quality, durability, and supreme style, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better quality leather jacket than this one. The Schott Waxed Natural Pebbled Cowhide Café Leather Jacket ($850) is crafted to be a year-round jacket and has a medium weight which is plenty strong for all your day to adventures.
Hardly altered since their humble NYC basement beginnings in 1913, the Schott leather jacket is back and better than ever in the shape of this first class Waxed Natural Pebbled Cowhide Café Leather Jacket. Everything you look with this cracking leather jacket from Schott screams Americana – from the hand-cut, practically indestructible Perfecto® leather to the classic flannel lining – you just can’t beat this aesthetic and its as old school cool as it comes. It’s an heirloom quality jacket that transcends trends and cultural shifts so will be in your wardrobe rotation until you pass it on to the next generation. ($850)
Flint & Tinder Flannel-lined Waxed Trucker Jacket – $240
Tough, supremely cool, and crafted in the USA, this top-seller for Huckberry is crafted from a waxed and weather-resistant Martexin 7 oz. sailcloth, which like selvage denim or finely tanned leather, which, put simply, means it will only get better with age and the more you wear it. Each time you wear this Flint & Tinder Flannel-lined Waxed Trucker Jacket ($240) your movements will lighten the colour of the waxed fabric in the creases and bends to create your own wear patterns that will be unique to you and your particular jacket.
It’s truly a thing of beauty, and why every guy needs a Waxed Trucker in their closet. And unlike the majority of the other waxed trucker jackets that you see on the market, this one is actually pretty soft right out of the box, and can be worn with just a tee underneath because both the body and sleeves are fully lined with soft blanket lining that feels great on the skin and delivers an exceptional amount of comfort for daily wearing. ($240)
Barbour Icons Beacon Sports Wax Jacket – $745
When you think of Barbour clothing, the first thing that will likely spring to mind is that of the scenic, green hills of the British lakes and wilderness. For over a century, Barbour been providing fisherman, countrymen, and outdoorsmen with top quality waterproof clothing that, with each year under their belt, only get better with age. Now on their fifth generation of family-owned garment manufacturing, Barbour is pulling no punches with pieces like this fantastically stylish and adventure ready Beacon Sports Waxed Jacket ($745).
It was first witnessed perhaps when it was sported by Daniel Craig in Skyfall – which needless to say adds a touch of cool to it. This brilliant Barbour jacket is crafted from a waterproof, waxed canvas exterior and lined with a thick flannel for impeccable comfort. It goes without saying, if it’s dapper enough for 007 and robust enough to withstand his missions, then it will handle everything that you can throw at it. ($745)
Billy Reid Dempsey Jacket – $347
One of Billy Reid’s most substantial and uncompromising jackets, built to protect you against the elements and look sharp at the same time, it’s easy to see why this is one of our favourites here at Coolector HQ. This stunning Billy Kirk Dempsey Jacket ($347) has an outer shell which is both water and wind-resistant, with button-up stand-up collar for extra protection from the elements on those chillier day.
It is fully lined, including sleeves, with a soft, deep faux fur that delivers an unparalleled level of comfort and warmth to your outfit. It boasts dual front dump pockets with fold over, water-resistant flap and button closures alongside one side-entry chest pocket with button closure and a two-way zipper with custom made Billy Reid hardware. ($347)