Riders Jacket Waxed Canvas Oak

$ 400

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PLEATED RIDERS JACKET

  • 10oz Martexin waxed canvas
  • Front pleat detail
  • Southwestern printed body liner from Japan
  • Satin lined sleeves from Japan
  • Elastic bands on interior of jacket for shoulder gusset
  • Custom metal trims from Kentucky
  • SB Tanning Co leather patch
  • 1/8" double needle stitch detail
  • Interior pocket
  • Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Sewn in USA

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If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, you may return the items postmarked within 14 calendar days of receipt for an online store credit or refund to your original method of payment. Please note that original shipping charges are non-refundable. Items must be returned in their original condition (unworn, unwashed, unaltered) with the tags attached. After 14 days, we can only offer an exchange or online store credit.

 

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Customer Reviews

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Justin Schuchardt
Believe the hype!!

I was nervous about receiving this jacket because I had exceedingly high expectations based on all of the positive reviews. Opening the box and unfolding the jacket I was immediately impressed. The feel and weight of the high quality canvas brought an instant smile to my face. The details and the quality is top notch. Trying it on this jacket is true to size and feels great. I absolutely love this jacket. It is extremely versatile in the sense it can be worn for work, for play or a night out. Thank you Freenote!!

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Brian Bauman
Who says you can’t buy cool?

I received my Riders jacket today from a Freenote Cloth retailer here in Canada … shout out to Thomas at Walkerville Mercantile).

Needless to say I’m super impressed with the quality and even more so, the design of this jacket.

The ultra cool, south west printed lining and satin sleeves provide for a very nice luxurious feel to the wearer, while the rugged exterior (hearty and pliable out of the box), makes for an interesting juxtaposed garment.

The shoulder gussets get a lot of air play here in these reviews, and for good reason, they actually work! The stitching, buttons, pocket details, and the rivets on the front pleats just ooooze quality and good design that will stand the test of time.

You can buy cool.

Well done Freenote,

D
Dustin George
Rugged and Timeless

First of all, let’s talk about the tangibles…

I first saw this jacket, like many others did, in the tobacco color on Yellowstone. Then I read the reviews, looked at the articles and visited the Freenote website multiple times over the last few months. I have a number of waxed jackets from a few different makers; each one is great in its own right. But this rider jacket just seemed…well…different. So, when I got the notice that one was available (finally signed up for in-stock notification email), I placed my order. My only regret was not doing that sooner; I could have been wearing this jacket for a while now had I gone with my instinct earlier.

It’s made from substantial stuff, but still supple without being stiff. Rugged, yes. The website pics don’t do it justice. The lining has a slight nap to it, like a brushed fabric, not fluffy, but like a peach’s skin. Sleeves are lined for none of those bunch-your-shirtsleeves-up moments when you put it on. Stress points around the pockets and gussets are bar-tacked, heavier use points are fixed with copper rivets that are not only functional but look classic too.

The hidden elastic band running from shoulder to shoulder is a stroke of genius; it keeps the gussets closed when unflexed but moves to allow for a greater freedom of movement when the gussets are open. Yet at the same time, there is no pulling or tightness across your upper back; you don’t even notice it is there.

At 6 feet tall and 220 with broad shoulders and a more-narrow waist, I often find that an article of clothing will fit my shoulders and arms, but will have an excessive boxy-look at the waist, or it will taper at the waist only to constrict my shoulders and arms.

This jacket’s fit eliminates both of those issues. I normally wear a L shirt, or an XL in slim-fit articles. I ordered the XL, and it is perfect. A light sweater will fit under it without issue, but I could also wear a t-shirt alone underneath without the jacket looking baggy.

When I ordered this, I thought that I would add it to daily rotation…now, I think that the rotation might stop at this jacket alone.

Now, the intangibles…

This is the kind of jacket you’ll wear when you get up at first light to ride out and check the herd. It’s the same jacket you’ll have on while your boots shuffle through sawdust as you dance in the neon. You’ll slip it on when you drive into town for a steak dinner and keep it on while you sit on the hood and count shooting stars.

This jacket will become a part of your usual gear, whether you’re at the rodeo or the grocery store, the campsite or the backyard bar-b-que, the open road or the morning commute.

Over time, it will bend and flex, crease and wear, to fit you perfectly. There will be years of stories to come, and the earned patina of the fabric will be part map, part journal and part pictograph of a life well-spent. Like a winter count on a buffalo robe, history will ride upon your shoulders as it is being written.

It will be the piece of clothing that your significant other, your kids and grandkids alike will remember you wearing often. This jacket will be an instant classic, an enduring companion, a favorite memory and, to be honest, an envied piece of clothing which will likely outlast you. (So perhaps you’d best update your will to keep the infighting to a minimum when that time comes.)

If you’re the kind of person who lives with that romantic sense of what life could be, or should be, were things set a little more along the lines of right, and you look to those golden moments as they come to find all the light you can in them, then you’ll find this jacket a perfect fit on such a quest as that.

Or if you’re the type that sees things just as they are, and you know that you’ll have to square your mind and temper expectations to face a reality that doesn’t really care much for your feelings – a rugged, rare-cloth kind of person who is alright with life requiring something hard from you, because you know that you’ve got some demands of your own and plan to leave an indelible impression across the face of reality itself – then yes, you’ll probably be wearing this jacket when you make that mark.

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Richard F Wilcox
Waxed Rider Jacket

This jacket exudes class immediately upon opening the box. Very satisfied with quality and appearance. Received several compliments on coat on first wearing. XXL fit perfectly for 6’6” guy at 200 lbs. Heartily recommend!

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Dan
There Is No Competition

I've purchased 3 Flint & Tinder wax jackets, each one the same as the last. Stylish, but restrictive. I figured, "hey, if this is what wax/trucker jackets are then I have to suck it up"

I was completely wrong.

A few weeks ago I was talking to my wife remarking how all you'd need to do is add gussets to a wax jacket and it'd be perfect.

I searched, and searched. NO ONE offered gussets.

Then, I went back to Freenote where I've purchased a few jeans and noticed they had jackets. Waxed jackets. Waxed jackets with gussets! WTH?!

Then I read the reviews, like I hope you're reading right now. "Something is probably wrong with these"...nope.

Everyone loves them.

So, I was sold. Well, I would have been sold but Freenote didn't actually have any in-stock (nor do they at the time of this writing) so I wrote support and spoke with a team member who was super helpful and mentioned a shop in my area (Revolvr in Portland) and today I finally went in.

They'd remarked they had literally just gotten them in today and were making calls out to people that have been waiting months!

There was a rack of all sizes, and all 3 colors.

I went in for the Tobacco in Large, and walked out with Oak in Large, but not before trying the first one on, flailing my arms around in all of the motions that I expect out of a cotton hoodie and remarking "Holy Sh!" - yep, these are legit.

The colors in person need to be seen. I could have walked out with both they were so beautiful, and honestly, I may end up with both.

The only decision you'll have to make for yourself is whether you want to layer undernearth or not.

For me, 5'10 190lbs, a medium is pretty much my go-to, but I know I can't layer. These fit in Large a lot like a Medium/Large. Enough room to get a sweater underneath if you wanted, but probably not much else.

I would go true-to-size.

As you can probably tell I rated this jacket 3,297 stars out of 5. So, take from that what you will.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews Write a review

The Riders Jacket, or RJ-1 for short, was one of the first jackets we ever designed. It is a unique mix of a classic ranch jacket combined with a riding jacket. The front pleats expand with movement along with the shoulder gussets in the back. Construction highlights include 1/8” stitch details and custom metal hardware made exclusively for Freenote Cloth. The RJ-1 is equipped with our signature action back for added mobility. Hidden elastic bands in the interior of the jacket help keep the shoulder gussets in place and allow for ease of movement in this heavy piece. In addition, the sleeves are lined with a cotton/rayon blend to make the jacket easier to put on and take off.

We built this jacket for the long haul using the most resilient materials and durable construction methods. With each wear, it will get more comfortable as it molds to your body, creating a custom fit. It will develop a unique patina as the wax is displaced in high wear areas, a sartorial chronicle of the adventures you’ll have in it. Like everything we make at Freenote Cloth, the Riders Jacket is built to last.

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Justin Schuchardt
Believe the hype!!

I was nervous about receiving this jacket because I had exceedingly high expectations based on all of the positive reviews. Opening the box and unfolding the jacket I was immediately impressed. The feel and weight of the high quality canvas brought an instant smile to my face. The details and the quality is top notch. Trying it on this jacket is true to size and feels great. I absolutely love this jacket. It is extremely versatile in the sense it can be worn for work, for play or a night out. Thank you Freenote!!

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Brian Bauman
Who says you can’t buy cool?

I received my Riders jacket today from a Freenote Cloth retailer here in Canada … shout out to Thomas at Walkerville Mercantile).

Needless to say I’m super impressed with the quality and even more so, the design of this jacket.

The ultra cool, south west printed lining and satin sleeves provide for a very nice luxurious feel to the wearer, while the rugged exterior (hearty and pliable out of the box), makes for an interesting juxtaposed garment.

The shoulder gussets get a lot of air play here in these reviews, and for good reason, they actually work! The stitching, buttons, pocket details, and the rivets on the front pleats just ooooze quality and good design that will stand the test of time.

You can buy cool.

Well done Freenote,

D
Dustin George
Rugged and Timeless

First of all, let’s talk about the tangibles…

I first saw this jacket, like many others did, in the tobacco color on Yellowstone. Then I read the reviews, looked at the articles and visited the Freenote website multiple times over the last few months. I have a number of waxed jackets from a few different makers; each one is great in its own right. But this rider jacket just seemed…well…different. So, when I got the notice that one was available (finally signed up for in-stock notification email), I placed my order. My only regret was not doing that sooner; I could have been wearing this jacket for a while now had I gone with my instinct earlier.

It’s made from substantial stuff, but still supple without being stiff. Rugged, yes. The website pics don’t do it justice. The lining has a slight nap to it, like a brushed fabric, not fluffy, but like a peach’s skin. Sleeves are lined for none of those bunch-your-shirtsleeves-up moments when you put it on. Stress points around the pockets and gussets are bar-tacked, heavier use points are fixed with copper rivets that are not only functional but look classic too.

The hidden elastic band running from shoulder to shoulder is a stroke of genius; it keeps the gussets closed when unflexed but moves to allow for a greater freedom of movement when the gussets are open. Yet at the same time, there is no pulling or tightness across your upper back; you don’t even notice it is there.

At 6 feet tall and 220 with broad shoulders and a more-narrow waist, I often find that an article of clothing will fit my shoulders and arms, but will have an excessive boxy-look at the waist, or it will taper at the waist only to constrict my shoulders and arms.

This jacket’s fit eliminates both of those issues. I normally wear a L shirt, or an XL in slim-fit articles. I ordered the XL, and it is perfect. A light sweater will fit under it without issue, but I could also wear a t-shirt alone underneath without the jacket looking baggy.

When I ordered this, I thought that I would add it to daily rotation…now, I think that the rotation might stop at this jacket alone.

Now, the intangibles…

This is the kind of jacket you’ll wear when you get up at first light to ride out and check the herd. It’s the same jacket you’ll have on while your boots shuffle through sawdust as you dance in the neon. You’ll slip it on when you drive into town for a steak dinner and keep it on while you sit on the hood and count shooting stars.

This jacket will become a part of your usual gear, whether you’re at the rodeo or the grocery store, the campsite or the backyard bar-b-que, the open road or the morning commute.

Over time, it will bend and flex, crease and wear, to fit you perfectly. There will be years of stories to come, and the earned patina of the fabric will be part map, part journal and part pictograph of a life well-spent. Like a winter count on a buffalo robe, history will ride upon your shoulders as it is being written.

It will be the piece of clothing that your significant other, your kids and grandkids alike will remember you wearing often. This jacket will be an instant classic, an enduring companion, a favorite memory and, to be honest, an envied piece of clothing which will likely outlast you. (So perhaps you’d best update your will to keep the infighting to a minimum when that time comes.)

If you’re the kind of person who lives with that romantic sense of what life could be, or should be, were things set a little more along the lines of right, and you look to those golden moments as they come to find all the light you can in them, then you’ll find this jacket a perfect fit on such a quest as that.

Or if you’re the type that sees things just as they are, and you know that you’ll have to square your mind and temper expectations to face a reality that doesn’t really care much for your feelings – a rugged, rare-cloth kind of person who is alright with life requiring something hard from you, because you know that you’ve got some demands of your own and plan to leave an indelible impression across the face of reality itself – then yes, you’ll probably be wearing this jacket when you make that mark.

R
Richard F Wilcox
Waxed Rider Jacket

This jacket exudes class immediately upon opening the box. Very satisfied with quality and appearance. Received several compliments on coat on first wearing. XXL fit perfectly for 6’6” guy at 200 lbs. Heartily recommend!

D
Dan
There Is No Competition

I've purchased 3 Flint & Tinder wax jackets, each one the same as the last. Stylish, but restrictive. I figured, "hey, if this is what wax/trucker jackets are then I have to suck it up"

I was completely wrong.

A few weeks ago I was talking to my wife remarking how all you'd need to do is add gussets to a wax jacket and it'd be perfect.

I searched, and searched. NO ONE offered gussets.

Then, I went back to Freenote where I've purchased a few jeans and noticed they had jackets. Waxed jackets. Waxed jackets with gussets! WTH?!

Then I read the reviews, like I hope you're reading right now. "Something is probably wrong with these"...nope.

Everyone loves them.

So, I was sold. Well, I would have been sold but Freenote didn't actually have any in-stock (nor do they at the time of this writing) so I wrote support and spoke with a team member who was super helpful and mentioned a shop in my area (Revolvr in Portland) and today I finally went in.

They'd remarked they had literally just gotten them in today and were making calls out to people that have been waiting months!

There was a rack of all sizes, and all 3 colors.

I went in for the Tobacco in Large, and walked out with Oak in Large, but not before trying the first one on, flailing my arms around in all of the motions that I expect out of a cotton hoodie and remarking "Holy Sh!" - yep, these are legit.

The colors in person need to be seen. I could have walked out with both they were so beautiful, and honestly, I may end up with both.

The only decision you'll have to make for yourself is whether you want to layer undernearth or not.

For me, 5'10 190lbs, a medium is pretty much my go-to, but I know I can't layer. These fit in Large a lot like a Medium/Large. Enough room to get a sweater underneath if you wanted, but probably not much else.

I would go true-to-size.

As you can probably tell I rated this jacket 3,297 stars out of 5. So, take from that what you will.