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Definitely agree. I'm looking for a navy one in size large if anyone is selling. The Olive one is VERY versatile.
Yes, I have the olive linen one as well. I'd like to buy another, but I struggle with whether or not it can surpass the olive's versatility. Maybe I need to look at another material? The light blue in linen a couple year's back was intriguing too.

Also, if anyone is looking for some nice warm weather Drake's goods, Harrison Limited has some nice things on sale. Just picked up an orange tee. https://store.harrisonlimited.com/collections/sale
 
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A few thoughts on recent items from the autumn/winter collection. My jungle jacket arrived and is going back because the fabric, a navy cotton ripstop, is just a bit too diaphanous for me to feel like I don't have to be dear with it. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures in person of the jacket. On to the jacket I am keeping: the new light denim chore jacket. Disclaimer: I have a "made in Italy" chore coat from a previous season in a lovely terracotta coloured cotton canvas, so I was really looking for reasons not to keep this light denim one. Ultimately, the argument was fought and won on the grounds of the jacket's finishing. The lovely rainbow coloured hanger, the selvedge edges of the fabric, the flannel lined pockets.

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This looks wonderful on you! Thinking of getting one and wondering if you’d mind sharing your chest size and the size you took. I take both 42 and 44 in Drake’s, depending on the item, and am wondering whether to size up or down from my ideal size, which would likely be the non-existent 43. I do have two chore jackets, but unfortunately those fit differently and therefore suggest two different answers. So just wondering what your experience is regarding its fit relative to its tagged size. Many thanks in advance!
 

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This looks wonderful on you! Thinking of getting one and wondering if you’d mind sharing your chest size and the size you took. I take both 42 and 44 in Drake’s, depending on the item, and am wondering whether to size up or down from my ideal size, which would likely be the non-existent 43. I do have two chore jackets, but unfortunately, those fit differently and therefore suggest two different answers. So just wondering what your experience is regarding its fit relative to its tagged size. Many thanks in advance!
I can help here as I just answered a question about the chore coats above. The denim one (dark denim in any case) fits TTS. If anything it is a little tighter on the chest than I expected. I am a 38 usually and the 38 in all of their chore coats fits me. I have the denim, Tencel and unlined suede chore coat and they are all the same size and all fit largely the same. The Tencel is the only one that runs just the teeny tiniest bit smaller. Hope that helps.

Oh, and if it helps any - I have to size down to a 36 when I buy any games jackets by Drake's. Their games jackets run really big on me. So, if you are a 44 in their games jackets but a 42 in everything else - go for the 42 as the denim chores do not run really big like the games jackets. But @bostndreamdonut will probably give the most accurate advice perhaps, as he has the washed denim chore... But anyhow!
 

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I can help here as I just answered a question about the chore coats above. The denim one (dark denim in any case) fits TTS. If anything it is a little tighter on the chest than I expected. I am a 38 usually and the 38 in all of their chore coats fits me. I have the denim, Tencel and unlined suede chore coat and they are all the same size and all fit largely the same. The Tencel is the only one that runs just the teeny tiniest bit smaller. Hope that helps.

Oh, and if it helps any - I have to size down to a 36 when I buy any games jackets by Drake's. Their games jackets run really big on me. So, if you are a 44 in their games jackets but a 42 in everything else - go for the 42 as the denim chores do not run really big like the games jackets. But @bostndreamdonut will probably give the most accurate advice perhaps, as he has the washed denim chore... But anyhow!
Wonderful, thanks so much! The comparison with the games jacket is particularly helpful, although I think you mean the reverse? If I’m a 42 in the games jacket (sizing down very slightly, which I do) but a 44 in some other things (e.g., some of the slimmer tailoring and knits), then go for the 44? I’ve taken 42 in the chore jackets in the past, but part of me thinks I want this to be a bit oversized anyway. Anyway, thank you again for your kind help (the tencel was actually the potential substitute I was looking at, so you’ve been helpful there as well).
 

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Another work-from-home, spring fit to consider...is the Drake's linen overshirt over a tee and with Informale linen shorts. Any other Informale fans on here?
 

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Just noticed Overshirts are back in three colors of ripstop cotton. They've gone back to configuration with only two upper pockets (no hip pockets).

I like the olive.
 

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Hi can anyone explains to me how this pants stay up? Why Drake's added belt loops and elastic side tab to waistband at the same time?
I'd imagine the belt loops and side tabs were added so the wearer has the flexibility to wear with or without belt. The pants are meant to wear high on the waist and they definitely stay up, almost resisting gravity. Sorry, I don't know the science behind it.
 

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How summer-appropriate/breathable is ripstop cotton?
I do not have the current version of the overshirt, but I do have another ripstop cotton jacket. It is light, and wears well through most summer temps, although I cant stand anything other than one layer once it get into the mid 90s.
 

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How summer-appropriate/breathable is ripstop cotton?
About as breathable in any cotton plain weave in a similar weight, I think. Ripstop just means it's made with an interwoven tic tac toe pattern to help reinforce the material. That pattern is too big for it to have a meaningful impact on heat.

FWIW, US military troops wore cotton ripstop during the Vietnam War, and that was in the tropics.
 

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I do not have the current version of the overshirt, but I do have another ripstop cotton jacket. It is light, and wears well through most summer temps, although I cant stand anything other than one layer once it get into the mid 90s.
About as breathable in any cotton plain weave in a similar weight, I think. Ripstop just means it's made with an interwoven tic tac toe pattern to help reinforce the material. That pattern is too big for it to have a meaningful impact on heat.

FWIW, US military troops wore cotton ripstop during the Vietnam War, and that was in the tropics.
Interesting, many thanks. These overshirts look great.
 

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About as breathable in any cotton plain weave in a similar weight, I think. Ripstop just means it's made with an interwoven tic tac toe pattern to help reinforce the material. That pattern is too big for it to have a meaningful impact on heat.

FWIW, US military troops wore cotton ripstop during the Vietnam War, and that was in the tropics.
I don't believe military clothing had 'comfort' as a top design priority.
 

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