GQ Selects: Penfield’s Weatherproof Field Jacket

“I like what Penfield has done with this field jacket because it’s not too heavy, it’s not belted, but it still has an authentic look to it. The silhouette is a little bit shorter and the styling is a little bit younger and cooler. It’s waxed-cotton canvas, so it’s not only rainproof and windproof but also thorn-proof, which makes it great for riding a motorcycle or walking down the street in the inclement elements.

The snap buttons are burnished a bit so they aren’t too bright, and it’s got that nice standup collar. The jacket has some real masculine styling to it, both as a weekend staple and as a sportcoat replacement, with a shirt and tie under it. And the price is right.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio and the Men’s Shop, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on

For the second edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 16 Fall essentials from the August issue. Check back every month for more.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Jim July 18, 2012, 7:30 am

    Waxed cotton can make a great, comfortable, weatherproof jacket. Comfort can depend on what the lining fabric is. Descriptions of this jacket by GQ, Nordstrom, and at Penfield’s Website include no information about whether or not this jacket is lined.

  • Justin, Blog Editor July 20, 2012, 10:34 am

    Jim, thanks for your question. You make a great point. This jacket’s product page has been updated with the info you requested. The jacket has a polyester/rayon lining.

  • Dick March 11, 2013, 4:09 pm

    Ok is this the same jacket as on Penfield’s site?

  • Justin, Blog Editor March 16, 2013, 7:47 pm

    Hi Dick,
    Hard to say; if you post a link to the coat you speak of, we can do our best to verify.

    Justin, Men’s Blog Editor

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