A childhood spent exploring forests and gazing at the night sky along with a profound appreciation for nature and the outdoors have led creative director Ben Masters to start his own company, Scout Seattle. In his words, the company has an “uncompromising view on creating outdoor goods in the US that are as beautiful and inspiring as they are functional, simple to use, and relevant to today’s outdoor enthusiast”. The Drift Jacket takes the classic charm of a denim shirt and lends it a modern appeal. Designed with a slub selvage denim exterior and antique brass denim buttons, the jacket is stylish and lightweight. At first sight, it may seem too light for cold weather, but the jacket’s interior is lined with Climashield APEX insulation which is used in sleeping bags, providing perfect protection against falling temperatures and brisk winds. Four front pockets provide plenty of storage space for various items, while inside there’s an extra chest pocket and a beautiful navy blue Japanese cotton material printed with a snowflake pattern. Ideal for bracing the cold and looking dapper at the same time, the Drift Jacket is an excellent outwear choice. It’s made in Seattle and you can buy it for $485 from scout-seattle.com.

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