Best Men's Chore Coats

10 Best Men’s Chore Coats

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When the heat of summer fades and the weather turns crisp, hopefully, it doesn’t come as too much of a shock. If it catches you off-guard, there are style moves you can make to fight the chill and look great, quickly. One such move is reaching for the ever-reliable, tough, rugged chore coat. With its roots as a classic working man’s jacket, it’s an enduring style that’s lasted through fast fashion cycles and emerged as one of the more reliable outerwear options for the discerning, style-minded guy.

The best men’s chore coats on the market today work seamlessly with other style essentials, from rough-and-tumble dark denim to sturdy wingtip boots to a durable and long-lasting chambray shirt. Available in an array of neutral colors and fabrications — from selvedge denim to ridiculously tough waxed canvas — it should be a jacket style you put on, break in and never want to take off. In short, it should be able to serve as the only casual outerwear piece you need for fall — and into winter, for that matter. Take a look at our picks for the best men’s chore coats, buy one and wear it proudly and often.

Huckberry x Apolis Selvage Denim Chore Coat

Huckberry x Apolis Selvage Denim Chore Coat

When it comes to making clothes with a purpose — and serious style — Apolis fires on all cylinders. The company’s status as an eco-conscious Certified B corporation — held to higher social and environmental standards than its peers — is matched only by the attention to detail it puts into beautiful pieces like this Huckberry-exclusive selvage chore coat in the brand’s famous silhouette. It’s made from sturdy-as-heck 11.5oz. Selvedge denim and features details like a raglan shoulder and natural fallen buffalo buttons. Meet your new favorite fall jacket, and wear it with everything from a pair of slim tan chinos and a white Oxford to a substantial chambray shirt. – $228

Taylor Stitch Project jacket in Field Tan

Taylor Stitch Project Jacket in Field Tan

Taylor Stitch does a masterful job producing everything from essential chambray shirts to the brand’s classic Standard Issue Chinos, and they do so with care, thought and plenty of style in mind. The Project Jacket nails the balance absolutely beautifully, starting with the rich Field Tan colorway and moving through the waxed army duck canvas and antique copper mushroom buttons. It’s water-repellent in addition to featuring the brand’s standout fit, ensuring that it can move with you as you trek, hike and walk through all sorts of conditions on all sorts of fall adventures. In short, it’s the ideal fall chore coat. – $198

Apolis Coated Wool Chore Coat

Apolis Coated Wool Chore Coat

For as much as Apolis knows how to make a tough selvedge chore coat, they can also do the brand’s famous waxed wool chore coats just as well. That’s why it should be on your (very) short list for the best men’s chore coats to buy this fall — details like the brand’s exclusive Italian wool fabric and that essential workwear silhouette make it well-worth the purchase. You can wear a jacket like this casually or in a slightly more dressy instance with a knit tie and sharp brown leather wingtips — consider it a rugged blazer replacement to wear now and later. – $328

Filson Tin Cloth Field Coat

Filson Tin Cloth Field Coat

Leave it to Filson to make rugged essentials worthy of the investment, year after year … after year. That’s absolutely the case with its Tin Cloth Field Coat, made with water-repellent, tightly woven, industrial strength cotton for a look — not to mention functionality — that’s sturdy and reliable as heck. It features chest hand-warmer pockets, bellows pockets and snap adjustable cuffs for mobility, and it’s tailor-made to work through any and all outdoor activities — particularly hunting. However, that toughness means it can stand up to city rains or country exploration; you name it, Filson’s made this jacket to do it. – $450

Old Navy Flannel-Lined Canvas Coat

Old Navy Flannel-Lined Canvas Coat

Not every chore coat has to be mind-numbingly expensive, and this Old Navy Canvas Coat proves that — and then some. The eye-catching Bandolier Brown color is the ideal fall shade for wearing with everything from expertly crafted selvedge denim and stylish leather chukka boots to a chambray shirt and navy trousers. The red-and-blue striped flannel lining is an added touch that also brings some warmth into the equation, and the workwear-inspired front patch pockets add a nice bit of visual interest and functionality. Wear the heck out of this thing for the price, and match it reliably with a slim henley or your favorite flannel for months on end. – $65

Bonobos Indigo Wash Overshirt

Bonobos Indigo Wash Overshirt

Part shirt, part jacket and stylish any way you slice it, this cotton indigo overshirt isn’t a classic chore coat, but rather a slight deviation from the norm. The lightweight helps you layer it under other, heavier outer layers — try a navy topcoat or a corduroy blazer to start — yet, it can also serve as a stylish top layer in its own right. Rock it over a slim blue oxford and a grey knit tie for a visually interesting blazer replacement, and team it with slim tan chinos and your favorite pocket tee for a neat weekend look — for the price, that’s versatility that can’t be topped. – $148

Eddie Bauer Kettle Mountain Jacket

Eddie Bauer Kettle Mountain Jacket

Eddie Bauer is a brand built squarely with adventure in mind, and the Kettle Mountain Jacket firmly echoes that sentiment. With a Millerain waxed cotton exterior, a classic corduroy collar and shooting jacket detailing, it’s a jacket that takes the chore coats of old and updates it for the modern outdoors, what with a water-repellent finish and the brand’s StormShell weather protection technology. It’s a classic colorway with classic detailing– not to mention the durability to go across the country, over the river and through the woods. The Dark Olive colorway is also classic, easily wearable any way you style it — particularly with hardy outdoor favorites. – $299

Belstaff Tourmaster Jacket

Belstaff Tourmaster Jacket

There’s no telling how far one can go when it comes to a jacket made by Belstaff — put plainly, these jackets are gorgeous, rugged and refined in one package. That means they’re the perfect addition to your fall and winter wardrobe this year and the next … and several after that. The Tourmaster Jacket is the brand’s take on the traditional barn jacket, featuring stormproof pockets and the brand’s signature waxed cotton treatment for standout durability. The cotton fabrication and rugged Faded Olive colorway make it the perfect match for your favorite marled henley and a pair of perfectly broken-in denim — and that’s a combo that’ll work over and over again. – $850

Barbour Classic Bedale Wax Jacket

Barbour Classic Bedale Wax Jacket

If ever there was a jacket with a silhouette that precedes its name, it’s this one. It’s a classic, iconic offering from a brand that gets plenty right about outerwear, and this piece shows why — year after year. It’s made from a medium-weight waxed cotton (the brand’s 6oz. Sylkoil), with moleskin-lined handwarmer pockets and that instantly recognizable corduroy collar. The relaxed fit is certainly built for ease of movement and functionality — it’s a jacket that can stand up to just about anything. And with the brand’s classic cotton tartan pattern lining, it’s a piece that’s going to turn heads anywhere and everywhere this season. – $379

Wallace & Barnes Canvas Chore Coat

Wallace & Barnes Canvas Chore Coat

Whereas some chore coats immediately call to mind classic American workwear, just as many draw influences from French workwear styles beloved and oft-worn by the working class. J. Crew has gone deep here, using its premium, heritage-minded Wallace & Barnes line to produce a handsome chore coat inspired by vintage silhouettes worn across the pond — hop on the pre-order now, as this easily wearable faded cayenne colorway will add edge to your favorite pair of broken-in denim or tan chinos. It would easily pair with a deep navy Oxford for a study in color contrasts –and that J. Crew chambray shirt in your closet is the perfect match. – $148

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