The Best Chore Coat for Men in 2020
Spring is low-key the most fickle and hectic season of all. It’ll be cold and rainy, then cloudless and sunny, then suddenly so windy that you can’t open your car door, sometimes all in the same day. You’ve got a laundry list of tasks to finish—fix up the house, clean up the yard, take off the snow tires—and a whole bunch of places to go: parties, meetings, dates, vacations, hikes. It’s a lot. To get through all of it, while still looking sharp and put together in the process, you’ll need a chore coat. For generations, all manner of dudes looking to get stuff done, from construction workers to photographers to mechanics to outdoorsmen, have turned to these hardy, attractive, storage-space-happy jackets. They’ll shield you from harsh weather, save you from carrying a bag around, and look good with everything from shorts and a tee to a button-down and tailored trousers. And right now, thanks to fashion’s ongoing workwear fixation, there’s never been a wider range of worthwhile versions available to you. To save you a vital bit of time, we went ahead and rounded up the 21 worthiest.
The Chore Coat That Started It All
The (Sorta) True American Classic Chore Coat
The Instant Classic Chore Coat
The Shortcut Grail Chore Coat
The Postmodern Mashup Chore Coat