They've experimented with it in waxed canvas, heavyweight wool, and a denim-tweed hybrid—now the apparel artisans at Taylor Stitch have gone classic with their latest version of their icon-in-the-making, the Ojai Jacket. Rendered in 8-oz. 100% organic cotton dyed a classic tobacco-colored khaki, it has all the appeal of a vintage field coat with some key contemporary upgrades.
"This classic workwear silhouette has yet to meet a material it doesn't like," the brand notes. "And our brand new Tobacco iteration is sturdy, soft, and absolutely beautiful. The details—natural ring-back buttons, ample storage space, and a tailored cut—remain unchanged, but this Ojai has a character all its own."
It's not made of ordinary organic cotton either; this is one of the brand's more interesting innovations, dubbed "reverse sateen." Reminiscent of military combat uniforms, it's been garment washed, which not only "softens it up for a nicer hand feel but also emphasizes its unique, slubby texture."
The end result is "remarkably comfortable, sturdy, and sharp." A jacket you're going to want to grab every day, whether throwing it on over a tee, button-down or sweater. It's named after one of our favorite places to visit in California, but no matter where you're headed this piece is mission-critical.