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On denim chore jackets and the versatility thereof

Dan Dynamic

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Hey,

I am looking to buy a denim chore jacket for fall and have decided on the three following:

1. Drake's Indigo Rinse Denim


2. Drake's Bleach Wash Denim

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3. Eton Limited Edition Denim jacket made in Sweden


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The obvious advantage of the Eton jacket is its price (300 Euro) vs Drake's (600 Euro).
Which one looks the best you think?
Do you think that a denim chore jacket is more casual than a, say, moleskin chore jacket/cotton canvas chore jacket?
Would you wear a denim jacket with tailored trousers?
 

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double00

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a few thoughts :

- the eton seems very skinnied-up for a chore coat , i think it will not be as versatile as an easier pattern but it may well fit you great idk ...

- the drakes looks ok , seems overpriced but not really my concern ...

- the riveted pockets on all of these bother me a bit

- tellason coverall jacket is one of my faves , esp in raw with the lightest denim they offer ,

- i think with tailored trousers i'd prefer a lighter drapier fabric so i'd stick with denim over moleskin or duck , maybe think about gabardine or cotton sateen , as in a civvy field jacket
 

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a few thoughts :

- the eton seems very skinnied-up for a chore coat , i think it will not be as versatile as an easier pattern but it may well fit you great idk ...

- the drakes looks ok , seems overpriced but not really my concern ...

- the riveted pockets on all of these bother me a bit

- tellason coverall jacket is one of my faves , esp in raw with the lightest denim they offer ,

- i think with tailored trousers i'd prefer a lighter drapier fabric so i'd stick with denim over moleskin or duck , maybe think about gabardine or cotton sateen , as in a civvy field jacket
Thanks! The Eton does look thin but it is marketed as an overshirt. I just looked up the Tellason, dayum that was nice and a lot cheaper than the Drake's!

I actually thought denim was too casual for tailored pants.
 

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Thanks! The Eton does look thin but it is marketed as an overshirt. I just looked up the Tellason, dayum that was nice and a lot cheaper than the Drake's!

I actually thought denim was too casual for tailored pants.
maybe denim is too casual ? but i also think is worth considering workwear-adjacent towards a tailoring fabric , for instance shirt-weight denim , chambray , herringbone twill , or gab etc etc ... whether or not that's too laboratory worker or machine shop engineer or whatever is a matter of taste . i do think duck in particular would be hardest to work with a tailored trouser .

i don't really like to stand on tailoring orthodoxy or assume styling or whatever these are just ideas .
 
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Get the one you like the most, not the one that is "most versatile."

I love my Drake's chore, but what I see about the Eton chore, what I like about it, is the collar. It's a "camp collar," whereas the drake's chores have soemthing more like a spread collar. Pick the style you like, but I think the more open collar style is more fun for layering -- whether you're going to wear a camp collar shirt as a runaway collar, or framing whatever else you're wearing under it. But you gotta decide that for yourself.

Don't spend $600 and don't spend $300 and don't spend $3 on something unless you can tell why you want it.

I'm starting to notice that you spend a lot of time asking the internet what you want. I do that too, but... it's not a great habit. So like... be aware of that.
 

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I personally think the whole idea of a chore coat is that it should look worn and relaxed. I agree that the Eton coat is cut too trim. In general a jacket like this will look better unbuttoned.
 

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Get the one you like the most, not the one that is "most versatile."

I love my Drake's chore, but what I see about the Eton chore, what I like about it, is the collar. It's a "camp collar," whereas the drake's chores have soemthing more like a spread collar. Pick the style you like, but I think the more open collar style is more fun for layering -- whether you're going to wear a camp collar shirt as a runaway collar, or framing whatever else you're wearing under it. But you gotta decide that for yourself.

Don't spend $600 and don't spend $300 and don't spend $3 on something unless you can tell why you want it.

I'm starting to notice that you spend a lot of time asking the internet what you want. I do that too, but... it's not a great habit. So like... be aware of that.
I am definitely guilty of being a hesitative person 😅
 

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