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This Corduroy Dispatch Jacket Is Your New Mid-Season Staple

The trucker jacket is fine as far as it goes. But there comes a point in a man's sartorial career when he seeks a bit of evolution. And that's where the stylish new Dispatch Jacket from Taylor Stitch clocks in.

The inspiration for the S.F.-based apparel artisans was actually pre-1960s versions of the classic item, which had a bit more panache, starting with prominent pleats along the front. 

"Rather than spending the foreseeable future scouring vintage shops for the perfect fit, we decided to revive this classic silhouette in the form of the Dispatch Jacket," the brand notes. 

To do so they ditched the oversized patch pockets for a more streamlined look and added some hand-warmer pockets for the sake of versatility. The name meanwhile pays tribute to dashing correspondents of yore such as Ernest Hemingway, who wore functional clothing when reporting from the trenches.

And of course Taylor Stitch always never overlooks the fine points. So the Dispatch is crafted of 100% organic cotton corduroy, weighing in at 9-oz.—"burly enough for chilly days, but not so heavy that it’ll weigh you down when it’s time to get a move on."

And they garment-dyed the finished product to enhance its natural khaki coloring, then washed it for softness. And to finish up there are sharp tin tack buttons. Now go reserve yours and write your masterpiece.