Live Action Getup: Spring Transition + 7 Waxed Canvas Jacket Options

As winter fades away, we exchange the warm bulky jackets for versatile thinner ones capable of protecting us from surprise rain showers. The classic waxed canvas jacket made famous by Barbour is the perfect option. Luckily, there are quite a few budget alternatives as well.

Ray Ban Red Wing Iron RangersJ.Crew Factory SweaterBarbour waxed jacketAmerican Eagle jacketKohl's jacketUrban Outfitters jacketSeiko watchAnchor braceletwebbing beltLevi's 513 slim straight jeansJ.Crew Factory Oxford

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18 Comments

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    Collin Schumacher

    Love the getup! However, I encourage you guys to read the materials and reviews of the alternative jackets… I checked out the J.Crew and L.L.Bean alternatives and they both don’t have a waxed finish. You’re getting what you pay for when it comes to this style of jacket.

    • Reply March 17, 2016

      Austin

      I waxed the J Crew version after purchasing it 6 months ago with Otter Wax as Chris suggests. After a rainy trip to Seattle it’s officially my favorite jacket. Completely waterproof, great fit, and super comfortable. I’d highly suggest it, especially for that final sale price!

      • Reply March 17, 2016

        Collin Schumacher

        Good to know man, thanks for sharing

    • Reply March 17, 2016

      Andrew

      Hey Collin,

      Thanks for the comment! I checked them when I was working on it and just checked both of those again and they say they’re waxed, the LLBean one even in the title.

      • Reply March 17, 2016

        Collin Schumacher

        Hey I trust your judgement Andrew! Thanks for the response

      • Reply March 21, 2016

        Dave

        The JCF option does state “waxed cotton” in the description, but a review (excerpt below) indicates otherwise. I don’t own the jacket, but still may be worthwhile for the price knowing it may or may not actually be waxed.

        “This jacket is not waxed cotton. It is cotton sprayed with silicone, as per the materials tag of the Jacket. Therefore it has no qualities of actual wax on cotton. I don’t understand how Jcrew can even write in the description – waxed cotton.”

        • Reply April 20, 2016

          Andrew

          Good to know. I would think silicone WOULD act like wax. Interesting.

  • Reply March 17, 2016

    Penn

    What jacket is in the second to last picture?

  • Reply March 18, 2016

    Michael

    Great style combo. Perfect for the spring or fall.

  • Reply March 18, 2016

    TMann

    I just purchased the Lands End jacket this morning. $70 is a pretty good price for a quality jacket. Thanks for the tip!

    • Reply March 22, 2016

      Jesse

      Let us know how the Lands End jacket fits when you get it! Good looking jacket.

      • Reply March 28, 2016

        TMann

        The jacket fit well in the shoulders; I normally wear a size 40 suit jacket and ordered a size Medium. It’s a bit baggy in the waist area, but I’m only 5’6″ and have a 31″ waist. I need clothes to be slim and fitted to avoid accentuating my shortness.

        I probably won’t keep it for that reason, but it’s a great looking jacket. Also, the grey color is somewhat unusual; it’s nice to see something besides the usual navy, black and olive.

  • Reply March 19, 2016

    Ross

    Great Getup! I’m liking that we are starting to see slim (NOT SKINNY jeans) again in our getups. I know as far as trends go that rolling the bottom cuff of the pant legs are in but I’m not a big fan of this and would really enjoy seeing the full leg/ankle and how it reacts/pairs to the true look of the footwear. Huge Fan of the Red Wing Iron Rangers!!
    As far as the Jacket, I personally prefer the look of the American Eagle over the others. Great look though!

    • Reply April 20, 2016

      Andrew

      Hey Ross! Glad you dig it. I can’t imagine we’ve featured skinny jeans more than a couple of times. I always opt for slim or straight.

      • Reply April 20, 2016

        Ross

        Thanks for the reply Andrew. Since we are on the topic of slim jeans. I was hoping you would give me your assessment/opinion on Levi’s new 513 in the Franklin Canyon Wash. I like the look for a dark blue wash, but I would love your professional opinion on these jeans. Thank you so much. Keep up the good work!

        • Reply April 21, 2016

          Andrew

          I dig them! Great choice, those will be versatile.

  • Reply March 27, 2016

    mtb rick

    Hey Andrew,

    Any suggestions for a lightweight highly water resistant jacket to wear with business casual outfits?

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