The Riders Jacket, or RJ-1 for short, was one of the first jackets designed by Freenote Cloth. 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 Freenote's 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 are excited to offer this new color of our most popular jacket, the Waxed Canvas Riders Jacket. Made of water resistant 10.10 ounce Martexin waxed canvas. This is the same USA made waxed canvas that we use in our classic Tobacco and Oak Riders Jackets. For the liner, we used a limited edition colorway of our signature southwestern print. Due to the limited nature of this liner, these Rust Riders Jackets are limited to 40 examples.
Freenote Cloth 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 made at Freenote Cloth, the Riders Jacket is built to last.
- 10 ounce 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
- Sewn in USA