The best style moves in these increasingly casual post-pandemic days are the ones that — at least in the opinion of your Brooklyn style writer — do more than one thing well. Take one of the best chore coats for men, for instance. It’s got workwear roots and can be worn for, well, real live work, but it can also serve as an effortlessly cool jacket for plenty of spring pursuits (and it’s one of the best men’s jackets for spring for those very reasons).
And the Wills Wrinkle Free Chore Coat, from the good folks at Huckberry, knocks it out of the park when it comes to versatile, dependable spring style. It’s got what Huckberry calls “handsome, laidback” style, which is precisely what you should be looking to add to your wardrobe this season — and it’s got the right sense of easygoing cool, plus a classic chore coat design, that makes it fit for work or play in equal measure.
How exactly does Huckberry do it? It’s simple, really: Start with outstanding fabric, the kind that’s both breezy and yet performance-minded. It’s the wrinkle-free linen-poly blend that does the trick nicely when it comes to the Wills Wrinkle Free Chore Coat, and that fabric will actually get softer the more you wear and wash it. And make no mistake, you’re going to want to wear the Wills Wrinkle Free Chore Coat plenty this season.
It’s got the kind of timeless workwear style you expect in your chore coats, including a top-entry chest pocket and two top and side-entry hip pockets for your everyday carry essentials. The fold-over collar and tailored button front on the Wills Wrinkle Free Chore Coat gives it the kind of polish that means you can wear it as a blazer replacement (yes, seriously) atop everything from one of your favorite T-shirts to a crisp Oxford shirt.
And the Wills Wrinkle Free Chore Coat doesn’t skimp on style points, either: It comes in crisp colors like Fossil and Smoke, either of which fits right in with breezy spring trends. Crucially, the fabric on this handsome, rugged chore coat also resists wrinkles, so you can pack it up for a spring road trip — or wear it as a useful travel jacket — without missing a beat. Style it with expertly faded denim and your favorite chukka boots, or else go a touch more polished with a pair of the best men’s chino pants — either way, it looks to me like you’ve found your new favorite spring jacket.