In summer, light breathable cotton works wonders to keep you cool, but as fall and winter weather approaches, it's time to turn to more heavy duty fabrics to keep the wind and water out - wool, leather, synthetics, and canvas. While canvas can be made of cotton or linen as well, its heavy-duty plain woven texture makes it much more suitable for the changing weather. And you can turn any canvas piece - a jacket, a pair of pants, a hat, a bag, whatever - into some seriously weather resistant with a simple dressing of wax.
Taylor Stitch, a San Francisco-based outfitter who creates canvas outerwear, offer this helpful video about adding a wax dressing to an existing garment. The process is pretty simple, and they provide plenty of tips for getting the dressing into key areas, like seams and pockets, where water can seep in.
Check it out below and learn more about Taylor Stitch here.