A chore jacket is hard to pin down. As versatile as it as practical, the jacket is an old school workwear staple that has somehow emerged as the outerwear you want to pull on after ditching your heavy winter coat in 2019. Right now, some recent menswear favorites from the worlds of prep and workwear are returning to the forefront. And this jacket sits right in the middle of those two, looking at once classic and incredibly current.
It has roots in all-American workwear, as laborers and railroad workers appreciated the ample pockets, extended collars and easy-to-fasten buttons. But it's lived several lives, been co-opted by skaters and has since returned in fresh fabrications from a range of brands. What's more, they're easy to tailor to your own personal style and budget. Available in a variety of fabrics and colors, here are 10 of the season's standout options—from starter models that ring in under $100 to designer versions finished with premium details. Trust us, you won't want to be without one.
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