If you're not already a devotee of waffle knits we can only assume it's because you haven't tried the real thing. As the apparel artisans Taylor Stitch note, when done right a waffle knit imparts a "subtle suavity" that run-of-the-mill garments just don't have. That's certainly true of their super-cool Long Haul jacket in indigo waffle, a reinvention of the classic trucker that should be on every stylish gent's shopping list.
Waffle knits with their small, square grids were originally invented to make fabric more breathable and absorbent, and they have the added benefit of additional flexibility making them more comfortable as well.
Which is why Taylor Stitch took something that was essentially intended to make dish towels and turned into into a true masterpiece. First by rendering it in their signature organic cotton, then by cutting it into their now iconic Long Haul silhouette, a modern take on the classic trucker jacket, and finally using indigo dye.
The Long Haul already had a great fit and details, and now the fabric is next-level as well. Over time, the T.S. crew notes, the waffle knit "enables intricate fades due to the fabric's peaks and valleys" while the indigo dye "finds solace in the crevices like maple syrup, exposing the raised threads to the elements and subjecting them to fading."
And to help jumpstart the breaking-in process they run the jacket through a heavy stonewash so it has that essential subtle suavity from day one.