Best Chore Coats For Men - IMBOLDN
Go to Top

Think of a chore coat as your best and most durable piece of attire. It’s elevated outerwear with an edge — something to wear while you go about your more laborious tasks, but also something that’s classic and acceptable enough to wear every day if you prefer. Chore coats are available in a wide range of styles, and are typically made with heavy-duty materials that offer robust defense against everything from the elements to all-day activities. If you’re in the market for a new one or you’ve decided that it’s high time you get one, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.

& Sons Trading Co. Blue Bolt Chore Jacket

French utilitarian garments are traditionally blue, and have been since at least the late 19th century. It’s the epitome of functional, performance-driven gear that’s practical to a fault. In the grand tradition of the “bleu de travail,” as it’s known, & Sons Trading. Co dreamed up the magnificent Blue Bolt Chore Jacket. The box cut lends it a distinctive appearance, while the soft fabric is the antithesis of the stiffer varieties worn in France in the jacket’s earliest years. It’s a work jacket, but far more inviting and comfortable.


Everlane The ReNew Fleece-Lined Heavyweight Overshirt

If you crave the resilience of a chore jacket but want something that’s more akin to your go-to fall flannel, look to Everlane The ReNew Fleece-Lined Heavyweight Overshirt. This ultra-plush shirt belies its otherwise tough tenor. The heavy cotton twill material follows in the tradition of the original chore jackets, but the 100% recycled fleece fabric lends it a warmth and comfort you’ll appreciate even if you aren’t doing anything more than running errands.


J. Crew Wallace & Barnes Duck Canvas Utility Chore Jacket

Many expect great things from the J. Crew Wallace & Barnes range of workwear. Each piece is inspired by old-world workwear, but boasts distinctively contemporary details that contribute to their durability and longevity. The Duck Canvas Utility Chore Jacket is made with heavy-weight duck canvas, known for its ability to take a beating and keep on going. Like a great pair of boots or jeans, it just gets better with age — a good thing, considering you’ll want to wear it over and over again.


Carhartt Michigan Chore Coat

Make a fashion statement with the Carhartt Michigan Chore Coat. Subtle detailing lends it a more eye-catching appearance than its fellow chore coats, a worthy point of note if you’re interested in features like contrasting colors and mixed materials. On this coat, the collar is made with corduroy while the body is made with smooth organic cotton canvas. Roomy pockets add to its functionality when you’re on the move.

Buy Now

Paul Smith Chore Jacket

If you love a good pop of color, you’ll appreciate what the Paul Smith Chore Jacket brings to your wardrobe. The classic style is punctuated by the depths of its rich, forest-green hue. It’s just as comfortable as it is good-looking, with its crisp cotton-blend fabric offering a touch of stretch courtesy of its elastane material. Multiple pockets offer plenty of space for storing your professional essentials.


Sunspel Chore Jacket

A basic can be a complete game-changer — especially when it looks as good as the utterly smart Sunspel Chore Jacket. In a rich shade of charcoal grey, it’s the type of thing for which you’ll gladly retire your basic blacks and browns and navies in its favor. It’s made with a durable blend of cotton and linen, providing a welcome combination of both strength and softness that you have to feel to believe.


Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat

Made with felted merino wool, the Buck Mason Felted Chore Coat is in a class all its own. It’s smartly tailored, offering a refined take on an old-world standard. The structured fit lends it a more tailored look, making it great to pair with anything from jeans to khakis. It’s a sleek and streamlined alternative to baggier versions, and it has a laid-back sensibility that provides some balance for its sophisticated side.


Ijji Canvas Work Jacket

A good “old faithful” has the potential to be a wardrobe workhorse. You’ll want the Ijji Canvas Work Jacket by your side always once you incorporate it into your clothing collection. Made with the highest quality Japanese canvas in a tight weave, it exudes a breezy sort of quality combined with the no-fuss, no-nonsense appeal of the traditional chore jackets of old. Mother of pearl buttons complete the look.


Portuguese Flannel Labura Chore Jacket

Take your cue from the reliable black blazer hanging in your closet and snap up something that’s somewhat in the same category, yet remarkably different. The Portuguese Flannel Labura Chore Jacket offers all of the timeless, staid appeal of your favorite tailored jacket, yet has a down-to-earth, robust appeal in its more workhorse-inspiring styling. It’s made with crisp cotton and features a classic fit that pairs well with anything.