People Are Going Wild for Pedro Pascal’s ‘The Last of Us’ Jacket
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We got the feeling that people were really into Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us jacket when we originally posted about it, so we reached out to the folks at Huckberry—the exclusive retailer of the Flint and Tinder Flannel-Lined Waxed Trucker Jacket that Pascal’s character, Joel, wears in the show—to see whether our intuition was right. Was it ever.
A spokesperson confirmed that last week, after the premiere, organic searches for the jacket saw a 159 percent week-over-week jump. Even more impressive, sales were up 170 percent. Clearly, even folks who aren’t contending with clickers and raiders love this jacket. Sizes are already selling out, so if you’re in the market for some hardy new outerwear, now might just be the time to buy.
Keep reading for our original story on Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us jacket.
The much-anticipated adaptation of The Last of Us has finally landed on HBO Max. Arriving with a gut-punch premiere episode, the new series is based on the 2013 video game of the same name and drops us into a post-apocalyptic world ravaged as much by humans as the zombielike infected. The narrative focuses on Joel Miller, played by Pedro Pascal. A onetime carpenter who lived in Austin in 2003 when people first started turning into bloodthirsty fungus monsters (yes, really—they’re legitimately terrifying), Joel washed up at some point in the next 20 years in a quarantine zone (QZ) in Boston, where he does odd jobs and the occasional bit of smuggling.
He was already a tough guy pre-apocalypse, and he’s even tougher in the narrative’s version of 2023: a world populated by grotesque creatures, an authoritarian military government, and hordes of raiders and slavers lying beyond the walls of the QZ. Naturally, he dresses the part. In jeans and denim shirts, Henleys and boots, he’s outfitted for hard-wearing utility. And although there’s very little about Joel’s world that seems particularly desirable to those of us living in this version of 2023, we’ve gotta say—his wardrobe is the exception.
One standout is the jacket he throws on near the end of the premiere. A burly trucker in a fatigue-adjacent green, it looks, if not bulletproof, at least tough enough for the Joel Miller seal of approval. And here’s the best part about it: It’s not a work of fiction. Not a one-off creation from a costume department that clearly thought hard and delivered a considered and well-constructed wardrobe for our protagonist. Nope. It’s a real jacket that’s available right now, sans apocalypse, from Huckberry’s in-house brand Flint and Tinder.
We’ve actually sung the praises of this jacket before, even giving it the official Esquire Endorsement. But to summarize: This thing is hardy, warm, and built to last. It’s made in the USA from 7-ounce, waxed Martexin sailcloth that is weather resistant and develops a rich patina as it breaks in over the months and years. It’s got a blanket lining to keep you toasty. And as that patina gets better and better, you can keep rewaxing it so that it blocks wind and water throughout its life. It’s the perfect jacket for Joel. And maybe for you too.
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