The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*
The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*

The Wills Jacket V2 - Original Tan *Deposit*

Regular price $250.00 Sale

Pre-orders now open! Next available spots start in 2025

Price: $548 ($250 non-refundable deposit, $298 final payment + shipping due upon completion)

*This item is for the Wills Jacket deposit, which includes a complimentary "Waitin' On A Wills" key chain. Any shipping costs / notification for this order reflects the key chain.

The Wills Jacket always has been and always will be a beast. Throughout the years it’s gone through some refinements but none as combed through as our new V2… Like putting that final brush stroke on a long worked on painting, we believe we have arrived at what this jacket always wanted to be. The mid-weight and sturdy lining separates your body from the heavy waxed twill. The beefy double zipper lets you open up the waist if you’re sitting on the bike or on a log around the fire. The same tried and true 24oz waxed twill will shield you from the elements and hold up for years and years to come… all the while developing a patina that shows the life you live in your waxed cotton body armor. We hope you love the new details as much as we do. We have also taken careful steps to reevaluate and change up the ordering process, so that hopefully it is easier to get your hands on one.

An important note on "shading". Fabric production has its variances and the industry term for this is shading. From batch to batch, even roll to roll, there will be slight variances in the color of this fabric. Add wax batches into the equation for another factor in the final color of this particular fabric. We've included photos of jackets in different lighting and a photo of jackets made from different batches of the same fabric to help illustrate the range of colors your jacket could wind up being. All in all, coupled with the amazing wear patterns inherent with waxed fabrics, this will be part of the uniqueness of your Wills jacket. 

Thank you for your support. 

- Mike Elias & the Ship John Crew

Ordering

The time is finally here for us to open the flood gates on the Mighty Wills jacket pre-orders. Here’s how it’s going to go:

• You will be able to select your 'size' and 'length' as per usual when ordering. 'Color' is no longer an option as we will only being offering tan jackets for pre-orders.

• Pre-orders will be divided into groups that indicate the delivery date for your completed jacket (example: first group is 'G1 - March 2022 Delivery'). You will select a delivery group as another option, which may be based on availability. It is guaranteed we will meet or exceed these delivery dates.

•The quantity in each group is determined by the number of jackets we have allocated for production each month.

• We will additionally be producing extra inventory each month, in the form of 'special edition' jackets. These will be differing color ways and/or materials (much like our previous system of monthly edition Wills). These will only be available on a first come first serve basis, not for pre-order. The quantity will be based on how many extra we can make per month, after the allotted pre-orders have been taken care of.

• Please understand that having the item 'in your cart' does not guarantee your purchase. Inventory is not held or reserved when you are checking out; only once you have completed check out. You will automatically receive an order confirmation email if / when your purchase is made.

• To help in fairness for all those who are interested in this jacket, please limit one jacket per order.

• Your pre-order purchase will be followed up by an email from our team, to confirm that all your order details are correct.

• We have a freshly designed "Waitin' On A Wills" keychain with a serial number of your jacket order. Domestic customers: keychains will automatically be sent out within a few days of receiving your deposit. International customers: keychains will be held and shipped with your jacket when completed to avoid additional customs fees that may incur. If you want your keychain shipped sooner, please let us know via email but please note that you will be liable for any / all customs fees and shipping costs that may be required.

• When your jacket is nearing completion, you will receive an email directing you to complete your final payment invoice (including shipping options / prices). Jackets will only ship once the final payment invoice has been completed. If you are local and picking up your jacket, please wait until you have made arrangements as the final payment invoice does not indicate your jacket is finished and ready to head out the door!

Details

• Made in USA

• Body is a 18oz (24oz post wax) cotton twill in tan

• Lining is a 9oz cotton 'herringbone' weave throughout body and sleeves

• Featuring new cream / brown tags throughout

• Brass two-way zipper in rust

• Solid cymbal spun brass snaps, finished in house

• Two chest pockets

• Two angle-entry lower pockets

• Inside welt pocket on the wearers left side, at chest level

Sizing

All measurements are in inches and taken when the garment is laying flat, unless specified otherwise. Our measurements provided are best utilized when compared to a favorite fitting item of your own. Please refer to the diagram on where to measure your garment(s). If you have any questions, or need help comparing measurements to determine sizing, please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

REGULAR
SIZE XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
CHEST 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.50 26.00 27.50
SHOULDER 17.75 18.25 18.75 19.25 20.00 20.75 21.50
BICEP 7.63 8.00 8.38 8.75 9.13 9.50 9.88
SLEEVE 24.25 24.75 25.25 25.75 26.25 26.75 27.25
CENTER BACK 26.50 27.00 27.50 28.00 28.75 29.50 30.25
BOTTOM HEM 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.50 25.00 26.50

 


LONG
SIZE XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
CHEST 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.00 24.50 26.00 27.50
SHOULDER 17.75 18.25 18.75 19.25 20.00 20.75 21.50
BICEP 7.63 8.00 8.38 8.75 9.13 9.50 9.88
(+1")
SLEEVE 25.25 25.75 26.25 26.75 27.25 27.75 28.25
CENTER BACK 27.50 28.00 28.50 29.00 29.75 30.50 31.25
BOTTOM HEM 19.00 20.00 21.00 22.00 23.50 25.00 26.50

 

FAQ 

• I recently found out about your Wills Jacket, how do I order one?

As of December 2021, we changed over our ordering system for the Waxed Wills Jacket. There are two ways to buy a jacket:

Pre-order: jacket deposits are available for purchase in groups based on their delivery date (example: first group is 'G1 - March 2022 Delivery'). There are set quantities for each group, determined by our current production capacity. It is guaranteed we will meet or exceed these delivery dates. This option is for tan jackets only.

(Note: when you order you are placing a deposit. There will be an additional final payment, which will be sent when your jacket is nearing completion. You can find more details on the process on the Waxed Wills Jacket product page.)

In Stock: additional inventory of jackets will be made each month, outside of the pre-orders, available as a finished product. These will be in different colors and/or materials as 'special edition' jackets, limited to the sizes and quantities we are able to make. If you missed placing a pre-order, this is a great chance to snag a jacket each month (and no wait)!

• Can I pre-order a different color than tan? Where did black go?

With our new system, the pre-orders will only be for tan jackets (throwing it back to the original Wills in the early days of Ship John). For production reasons we have decided to removed black as a continuous option, but it may make an appearance as a special edition color. We will be making extra jackets each month (starting in March 2022) in different colors so keep your eyes peeled for those.

more FAQ about the Waxed Wills Jacket can be found here!