What’s part-blazer, part-outerwear, part-rugged and part-refined? A chore coat. And it’s the latest item you should consider adding to your transitional spring wardrobe — or heck, your year-round wardrobe. Bridge & Burn makes its chore coat out of a cotton canvas that’s ideal for breezy spring days and chilly summer nights, but durable enough for crisp fall walks, too. It plays off the classic chore coat’s functional, workwear roots with two button flap pockets, a five-button front placket for maximum coverage from the cold, and a sleek black color that’ll contrast handsomely with tough selvedge denim or grey chinos.
The interior of the jacket doesn’t skimp on the details, either — it features the brand’s engaging, colorful Pacific Latitude print, a key theme this season. And with even smaller finishing touches like red buttonhole stitching accounted for, it’s clear that this is one jacket you shouldn’t overlook. – $228
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