- Jul 13, 2012
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Totally. I have several. It's just funny to watch the spread from smaller or overseas makers down to mass market stores. Seems like everyone has them now.It's definitely true. I mean... as a chore coat / shacket / overshirt designer, this is obviously a good thing for me. I think that these garments are here to stay, and they're working well presently because:
1) Guys have to carry around a lot of things and I get the sense that messenger bags and the like have fallen out of favor a bit. These jackets offer some easy storage and carry things better than a sportcoat would.
2) They work well in more casual settings. I have a lot of customers in tech, medicine, creative, advertising, etc.. and they find a sportcoat to be too formal and serious for their job. A custom chore coat in a sportcoat fabric delivers that dressed-up vibe, but matches their workplace better. This is increasingly the trend in a lot of industries