Yeah you may be thinking, "it's summer wtf are these dudes doing writing about outerwear?" and you know what, you have a point. But our point is a solid all-purpose chore jacket is a year round essential, especially if you live in the upper corners of this fine country (USA) and many other parts of this fine planet (Earth) that get chilly at night, even in winter. Not everywhere is summer the disgusting nonstop sweatathon that it is in NYC. So, here we have The Project Jacket by Taylor Stitch, California's finest maker of essential apparel and other highly refined stuff.

Designed with vintage field coats in mind, this classic looking jacket is made in California of 10 ounce waxed Army Duck Canvas with sturdy YKK antique copper buttons and bar tacking at all the stress points. Meaning it’s built to take a licking and keep on ticking. The wax coating makes it highly water repellent and develops a uniquely handsome patina with age. And of course, it’s got tons of pockets for your stuff.

As a way of delivering top notch product at a lower price—and covering their asses—Taylor Stitch uses crowd funding to ensure new products are market viable. So, if you put in an order for this sucker now, you’ll get a steep discount. And if the product is fully funded, you’ll get a jacket and everyone else will see the product introduced. If it doesn’t then no sweat, you’re not out a dime. Pretty smart.