GEAR: Ranch Jacket
The old-school slicker style ranch jacket is a staple of working America, with a relaxed fit and shell design meant to fit over multiple layers, strategic reinforcement, and water- and scratch-repellant fabric. That's why it's found in pickups and mudrooms across the nation. Carhartt jackets entered the mainstream fashion world a couple of seasons back, proving again that clothes built for a purpose always look the coolest. Urban America may be losing touch with us blue collar cousins, but from blue jeans to boots to chore coats, they sure like dressing like us. In a flat and fragile world, the American subconscious reaches for its soul. Whether you wear a ranch jacket for style or because it is the closest thing to indestructible on the market, here are a few classics.