Any rotation of spring style essentials, at least according to this Brooklyn style writer, should feature pieces that occupy a versatile, dependable middle ground — pieces that can pull double or triple duty as needed, like one of the best chore coats for men. And that’s where we find ourselves this fine Sunday, diving into the Wellen Maker’s Chore Coat at Huckberry — that it just so happens to be 40 percent off right now (marked down to $118 from $198) is icing on the cake.
While the rugged chore coat has roots in real-life workwear (like jackets worn by French painters and field workers), today’s chore coats are a little cooler, more streamlined and as ready for weekend park strolls and brewery visits as they are for a laidback day at the office. The Wellen Maker’s Chore Coat lives up to that versatile billing quite handsomely, carrying on Wellen’s penchant for sustainable production along the way (it’s made from 98 percent organic cotton, with helpful 2 percent spandex for added stretch).
Crucially, the Wellen Maker’s Chore Coat boasts truly functional chore coat touches, like a button flap chest pocket for your everyday carry, plus large patch pockets at the waist — again, all the better to store your everyday carry essentials. There’s also a left chest patch pocket, and those pockets are adorned with Wellen’s distinctive wave stitching. Yes indeed, the Wellen Maker’s Chore Coat also delivers in matters of style, whether you pick up the dark olive Tobala Green color or the handsome Natural version.
As Huckberry shows, this durable chore coat can be worn in the shop or garage, or out on a coastal vacation with ease — that’s what the best chore coats should be able to do in this day and age, and the Wellen Maker’s Chore Coat checks off all the proper boxes — and then some — for a very agreeable 40 percent off. Get to it, my friends.