I had a great, and unexpected, response to the Chore Coat post. Many compliment, and a few questions. Lots of love for each of the options I presented. I did get some email questions about where to find a work jacket in the French blue color like the one Bill Cunningham was so famous for:
His jacket had quite a following…the coolest part is that he found it at a hardware store in France and paid $20 for it. After doing some scouring on the Interwebs, I would recommend the work jacket option from Vetra:
The color is just right, as it will continue to fade as a cotton coat will do. The sizing is actual chest sizes (rather than the typical Small-Medium-Large-Extra Large options) for a better fit. The jacket is actually made in France, and the price point is good for a jacket that you’ll keep for quite a while.