The Coolest Chore Jackets to Usher in Spring Weather

The Coolest Chore Jackets to Usher in Spring Weather

10 of the season's most stylish and practical outerwear

The 10 best men's chore coats for spring

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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The 10 Best

Folk Cotton-Twill Chore Jacket

Cotton-twill chore jacket,
$300 by Folk

Freemans Sporting Club Indigo-Dyed Chore Jacket

Indigo-dyed chore jacket,
$350 by Freemans Sporting Club

Todd Snyder French Chore Jacket Todd Snyder and Vetra Chore Jackets

French chore jacket,
$348 by Todd Snyder

Vetra Cotton Twill Chore Jacket

Cotton twill chore jacket,
$175 / $139.98 by Vetra

French chore jacket,
$348 by Todd Snyder

Cotton twill chore jacket,
$175 / $139.98 by Vetra

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Everlane Washed Cotton Chore Jacket

Washed cotton chore jacket,
$88 by Everlane

Wood Wood Lightweight Denim Jacket

Lightweight denim jacket,
$185 by Wood Wood

NN07 Garment-Dyed Oscar Jacket

Garment-dyed Oscar jacket,
$249 by NN07

Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket

Ojai jacket,
$188 by Taylor Stitch

Saturdays NYC Antoine Studio Jacket

Antoine studio jacket,
$285 by Saturdays NYC

Bonobos Denim Chore Jacket

Denim chore jacket,
$128 by Bonobos

Punxsutawney Phil

Do you trust the groundhog?

Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year. But while he's been in the weather-prediction business for more than 130 years, he's only been right about 40% of the time.

(Source: NOAA)

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