How to Nail Pedro Pascal’s Post-Apocalyptic ‘The Last of Us’ Look
HBO’S THE Last of Us, based on the popular Playstation video game series, is set 20 years after the fall of civilization, meaning that anything its characters would wear would have to be durable enough to survive as long. Two decades is a heavy lift for any outerwear, but if there’s one we’d bet could outlast the apocalypse, it’s Huckberry in-house brand Flint and Tinder’s Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket. Even so, the piece’s appearance on lead actor Pedro Pascal, who plays Joel, remains a mystery, even to the company itself.
FNT’s Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker has always been about longevity. Introduced in 2019, it’s since become synonymous with the menswear brand, and this season, it’s available in eight earth-tone finishes, from the original Field Tan through a deep Black. Cut and sewn in Los Angeles, the jacket pairs a beefy seven-ounce Martexin sailcloth, waxed on both sides for wind- and water-resistance, with a full-length blanket lining for warmth and comfort and antique-finished metal buttons. Think of it as your favorite denim jacket, with the same versatility, now tailored toward the cooler, wetter months.
Unsurprisingly, the Trucker has garnered rave reviews from buyers over the years, who gush about everything from its overall look to durability, warmth, and Made-in-America commitment. It’s not uncommon that some like their first so much that they buy a second. But its appearance in The Last of Us, which debuts its first episode on Jan. 15, was a complete shock, according to Huckberry’s reps.
According to the company, they provided no samples and didn’t pay a cent for its placement, only discovering the Trucker’s inclusion when The Last of Us’s trailer was released in December. The jacket has since been seen in a variety of promotional stills released through the streaming service.
Granted, The Last of Us may be just a show. But truth being stranger than fiction, the durability and overall good looks of the Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket make it a piece for every man, whether you’re facing fungus-infested cannibals or just a sleety daily commute.
Jon Gugala is a freelance writer based in Nashville who highlights the people that make the art, music, plays, and policies that change the world.