The Do-It-All Jacket

Best men's chore jackets in 2023

The Do-It-All Jacket

The best chore jackets do some heavy lifting

When it comes to easygoing style and versatility, nothing beats the chore jacket. The lightweight layer can tackle almost any situation and any style: It's truly the go-anywhere, goes-with-everything jacket that you absolutely need for transitional weather. As versatile as it is practical, the old-school workwear staple has been the go-to cover for a myriad of men, from mechanics and construction workers to photographers and outdoor sportsmen. And why not? The jackets are big on storage and easy to care for.

Right now, the jacket—with its oversized pockets and slightly boxy fit—feels incredibly modern, especially since it's returned in fresh fabrications from a range of brands. Wear a wool one layered over an oxford button-down with some proper trousers or throw a canvas one over a T-shirt and jeans to make a casual weekend outfit look a lot more considered. This is a great jacket to wear to work. It's more relaxed than a blazer, but still looks sharp and all the pockets mean you can stash everything from your phone and keys to even a paperback for your commute. 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 20 of the season's standout options—from starter models that ring in under $100 to more durable and luxe versions built to last. Trust us, you won't want to be without one.


The Best
Chore Jackets
for Men in 2023

Kamakura Shirts Moleskin work jacket
Kamakura Shirts Moleskin work jacket

Moleskin work jacket,
$340 by Kamakura Shirts

Taylor Stitch Ojai chore jacket

Ojai chore jacket,
$188 by Taylor Stitch

Drake's Selvedge denim chore jacket

Selvedge denim chore jacket,
$730 by Drake's

Alex Mill Corduroy chore jacket

Corduroy chore jacket,
$195 by Alex Mill

Todd Snyder Brushed wool chore jacket

Brushed wool chore jacket,
$798 by Todd Snyder

This French workwear brand has been crafting these legit chore jackets since 1913. The tightly woven fabric creates a water-repellent effect.

Moleskin chore jacket,
$275 by Le Mont St Michel


Dickies Duck unlined chore jacket

Duck unlined chore jacket,
$109.99 by Dickies

Sid Mashburn Corduroy chore jacket

Corduroy chore jacket,
$395 by Sid Mashburn

Patagonia Canvas chore jacket

Canvas chore jacket,
$159 by Patagonia

The rich chocolate brown corduroy adds a luxe touch to this rugged jacket. Tailored with a retro fit, it looks excellent with navy chinos or a pair of lived-in denim.

Corduroy chore jacket,
$198 / $138.60 (w/code SHOPNOW)
by Wallace & Barnes

ASKET Wool chore jacket

Wool chore jacket,
$215 by ASKET

imogene + willie Cotton chore jacket
imogene + willie Cotton chore jacket

Cotton chore jacket,
$275 by imogene + willie


Everlane Herringbone chore jacket

Herringbone chore jacket,
$148 / $81 by Everlane

The subtle jacquard fabric of this jacket is inspired by the patterns found in Japanese rock gardens.

Shop chore jacket,
$240 by 3sixteen

Banana Republic Clapton chore jacket

Clapton chore jacket,
$150 / $89.99 by Banana Republic

Au Boulot Workwear Workwear chore jacket
Au Boulot Workwear Workwear chore jacket

Workwear chore jacket,
$148 by Au Boulot Workwear

Carhartt WIP Stone washed chore jacket

Stone washed chore jacket,
$268 by Carhartt WIP

Dehen 1920 Knit chore jacket

Knit chore jacket,
$485 by Dehen 1920

Toast Cotton drill chore jacket

Cotton drill chore jacket,
$425 by Toast

A generous raglan sleeve allows room for layering, and old brass buttons add an authentic workwear vibe.

1950s chore jacket,
$405 by orSlow


Typically made from such hardwearing material as raw denim or tough twill canvas, the chore coat debuted in the early 20th century. American farmers, laborers and railroad workers appreciated the ample pockets, extended collars and easy-to-fasten buttons.

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