Vetements Pour Le Travail.
Clothes for work.
First worn by tradesmen, railroad workers and farmers, the chore coat evolved into a dependable staple for all sorts of labor. Land girls adopted it in the 1940s when they took up the work of getting by while the men were off to war.
These days, a lot of folks wear it just to look good. Imagine.
You'll do chores in this, sure, but if you need to run into town, you're armed with a fair measure of French style.
Looks inherently sturdy. Well-made. Forthright. And yet immeasurably attractive. Looks even better when you break it in.
Note the two roomy patch pockets for stashing a crisp Gala or your dog-eared almanac. Wonderful with denim, naturally, but consider other options. Looks marvelously chic over a casual dress or with a white t-shirt, cropped trousers, and loafers.
Chore Jacket (No. 6531). In 100% cotton-dyed twill. Two patch pockets. Four antique brass shank buttons down center front; one adjustable shank button at each cuff. Historically, the chore coat was made in a deep, vibrant French benzoate-based blue dye. We offer it here in both French Blue and Army Green. Imported.