As long as I’ve worked at Urban Industry we’ve stocked the Carhartt Chore Coat. This iconic workwear staple from the Detroit brand has served for decades as the workers’ jacket of choice. The strong, durable construction of this jacket has also found favour outside the workshop with hip-hop (check this awesome New York Times article from 1992 linking Carhartt to Tommy Boy records and House of Pain) and then streetwear heads adopting the classic Carhartt jacket as their own over the years.
Like I said, we’ve consistently stocked this jacket since day one here at Urban Industry. If you go back as far as our Fall/Winter 2010 lookbook you’ll see the classic Carhartt duck brown Chore Coat on display. You can argue that that particular look is as fresh now as it was over 3 years ago and will still look the business in years to come. The timeless nature of this outerwear classic means that it’s a proper investment piece that you’ll be able to pull out of the wardrobe every time it gets cold for years to come! For Fall 2013 we’ve expanded the range a little bit to offer new colours in the Chore coat including cranberry, bottle green and hamilton brown.
Built with 12-ounce, 100% cotton sandstone duck, the Carhartt Chore Coat includes a corduroy top collar with under-collar snaps to attach an optional hood (which I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone optionally attach). There's an inside pocket, two chest pockets and two lower front pockets. Main seams are triple-stitched for durability. The blanket lining in the body can only be described as carpet like; its incredible thickness and rugged nature should last you a lifetime but will take both a little wear and a little patience to break in properly. The quilted-nylon lining in the sleeves round off this workwear classic.
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