For years, companies like Carhartt and Pointer Brand have been churning out chore coats. Similar to deck jackets and sack jackets, the garment mimics the length and general shape of a blazer and combines it with rugged fabrics like canvas or denim and the metal hardware that usually accompanies them. Perfect for transitional weather, a chore coat was also an integral wardrobe piece for the prison gang in Cool Hand Luke. We're not saying you should join a chain gang, but a nice coat in a durable denim or railroad-inspired hickory stripe is the perfect way to channel unflinching American style. We rounded up a few in a range of prices:
Crafted from indigo-dyed Italian wool with buffalo horn buttons, it's a serious step-up from the traditional denim version.
Made from selvedge canvas with a wool blanket lining constructed with hardy triple-needle stitching, this investment piece will please diehard workwear fans.
Three Over One, $147
Asymmetrical chest pockets and a cotton twill fabric give this jacket a modern yet comfortable feel.
A collaboration between Japanese denim brand Warehouse and the vintage aficionado behind Heller's Cafe, this collector's item has a premium price point to match its rarity.