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How to Wear a Chore Coat: A Man’s Guide

Gabi Myers | Last Updated: 23 Sep 2022 | Five read minimum

It’s the season for light jackets! And you know what that means.

Countless (roughly) hours is an ode to my favorite outerwear. cut.

next? chore coat.

How to wear a chore coat

Below you will learn:

Levi's Choa Jacket
Image via Levi’s (unfortunately the jacket is no longer available!)

What is a chorecoat?

A blue-collar staple of the 1950s, the choa coat or choa jacket offers French-inspired utilitarian elegance (says it’s three times faster) and can be easily incorporated into any wardrobe regardless of style. . Yes, it is.

It’s basically a stiffly constructed shirt with a large old pocket for all your tools, paintbrushes, etc.

It’s perfect for fall and weighs just enough to ditch the fun summer looks you’re not ready to let go of just yet. Even if you’re looking for an over-the-top piece, a chore jacket is the way to go.

How many colors are in the chore jacket?

corduroy chore jacket

Over the last few years, chore coats in blue, navy, and various shades of tan have become commonplace. However, with the explosion in popularity of this style of coat, there are far more colors available than ever before.

You’ll know exactly what I mean when you get down to the #SGapproved shopping recommendations at the bottom of the post.

What material is the chore coat made of?

You can usually find chore coats in sturdy cotton or cotton blends (cotton linen! cotton seersucker!).

However, it is now so popular that designers have started to get more creative and unexpected fabrics such as corduroy are used.

Chore coat, engineer coat, Levi's, layered
The Choa Coat is the perfect midweight layer for chilly fall days.

What to wear with a chore coat?

You can wear a chore coat in much the same way you would wear a field jacket, Harrington jacket, or denim jacket.

In other words, casually.

Wear jeans with a chore jacket. Pair with chinos. Either sneakers or boots. This workwear essential is not meant to be taken care of.

Here are five ways to wear a chore coat.

Choa Court, Levi's, Grenson, Falcon Enamel Wear, Carhartt Whip, Coffee Date, United by Blue, Penhaligon's, Officine General

Chino pants: Carhartt WIP, $80 | | Brogue: Tricker’s $600

Wear well: Keep the chill out of your early morning commute with a chore coat.

Choa Coat, Levi's, Layer, Gitman Brothers, Gitman Vintage, Hand Eye Supply, Clarks, Rahua, Nudie Jeans

jeans: Nudie, $125 | | Boots: Clarks, $170

Wear well: Throw a chore coat over a fun-patterned camp shirt and jeans to transform a casual work look into happy hour.

chore coat, levis, breton shirt, pair of thieves, herschel, back to school, todd snyder, new balance, study style, study date

Breton shirt: St. James, $99 | | Chino pants: Todd Snyder, $148

socks: Pair of Thieves, $10 | | Sneakers: New Balance, $220

Wear well: Stack up your chore coat for your next study break. These libraries are always frozen.

chore coat, syd mashburn, base, weejuns, warby parka, paul smith, levis, beer opener,

loafers: base $110 | | Glasses: warby parker

Wear well: Team it with penny loafers and retro glasses to complete the chore coat with 1950s dad style.

Choa Court, Levi's, Timex, Van, Sambam, Eidos, Ray-Ban, Merz B Schwanen, Summer BBQ, Summer Layer

slide: van, $50| | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, $185 | | Clock: Timex

Wear well: Take your chore coat with you to your next backyard barbecue.

Shop the #SGapproved Choa Coat


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