You want to do your chores in your beater coat, but sometimes you want a nice coat in the style of chores.

That's where the barn coat comes in. With this traditional work coat, you're ready to look good doing anything. Sure your "thing" might be tossing the ball to your dog at the park, going for an evening stroll, or even posting up while your barista bangs out a sick pour-over for your immediate consumption.

But who said you have to do work to look worky?

So consider a nice barn coat (also called the "chore coat"). They are designed to be versatile and protective— you can wear them inside and out.

The Manresa Bitner is one of the best chore coats going.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a barn coat aka chore coat:

First, think about the climate you live in. If you live in a colder climate and you want to wear it outside, opt for something warmer. On the other hand, if you live in a warm climate like SoCal, you'll want a lighter coat that won't make you sweat.

Consider the type of activity you'll be doing in your barn coat. If you're going to be doing actual work, you'll want a coat that is durable and easy to move in. Denim or canvas is a good option here. However, if you're just going to be wearing your barn coat for casual occasions, you can choose a more straight-up stylish option. But the nice thing about the chore coat is that you can work or play in it.

Orslow makes an exceptionally nice denim chore coat. Get it from Jake and Jones

Barn coats can range from relatively inexpensive to quite expensive. In most cases, remember you'll get what you pay for in terms of quality, though many cheaper barn coats from brands like Carhart and L.L. Bean will last you a while.

Kapital Barn Coat: Get it at KirIko Made

This really is a classic workwear style that anybody can enjoy. And you know what, robots are gonna do all the good old traditional manly man jobs soon enough. And robots need no barn coats. So you might as well start wearing them now.

Here are some of the illest barn coats aka chore coats we can find, along with some work quotes we found on the interwebs.

Manresa Bitner Chore Jacket

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
Jim Rohn

Manresa Bitner Coat

I'm not saying you MUST know how to frame a jack stud, or how to properly sister up two joists to wear this lovely work coat. But it'd be cooler if ya did.

100% cotton canvas outer. Soft satin poly liner. Cotton corduroy collar. Chunky knit cuffs. The weight here will impress and the construction will last a very long time. Pass this thing down to your kids.

Get it at Manresa

Knit Chore Coat BY DEHEN

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
Paulo Coelho


With the Crissman Knit Chore Coat, Dehen has put together one of the most special chore coat designs you'll ever find. This unique take on a classic style utilizes Dehen's signature heavy duty knit and gives subtle updates to traditional details. This style is intentionally oversized for look and to account for layering, and as such runs half a size bigger than the rest of Dehen's sweaters and jackets.

Get it at Brooklyn Clothing


“Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”
Dalai Lama

Polo Ralph Lauren

This STAG Exclusive, one-of-a-kind piece was hand-painted by artist Tom Jean Webb for STAG's 10 year anniversary. Webb's iconography is influenced by traditional Americana and the spirit of the American West. This 1970s Lee Blanket-Lined Denim Chore Coat features a painted abstract constellation alongside flying birds and minimal icons throughout.

Get it at Stag

The Real McCoy's Denim Chore Coat Indigo

Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you're a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.”
Tyler Perry

Real McCoy's Denim Chore Coat

While most of our customers are not in their 90s we truly believe that this jacket would still appeal to you. I mean it's a denim chore coat in indigo and will ultimately look incredible after 6 months of wear. Embrace the wear testing!

Get it at Lost & Found

Kapital Denim Coverall Jacket


An oversized denim jacket inspired with vintage style details. Two zippered inner pockets and four outside pockets, this jacket has a corduroy collar and is acetate lined. Tailored with 8oz denim, it is pre-processed to appear aged, tear or damage due to processing is the intention of the design, not a product defect. Oversized fit.

Get it at Stag Provisions
“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”
Eva Young

Orslow 50's Barn Coat


Made from beautiful slubby japanese denim with classic details, yet cut for a more modern wearer. The coverall is notable for its raglan sleeve offering more mobility that will layer well and keep all the utility it provides year round. This seasonal iteration has been worked to feel soft and well-loved from day one.

Get it at Canoe Club

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
Abraham Lincoln

Cottle Barn Coat 🤤


The fabric is woven with cotton nep material (90% cotton) and thick hemp thread (10% hemp). By weaving with a rapier loom, weft threads can be threaded alternately. As a result, fluffy Nep and hemp knot Produces a warm look and a sense of miscellaneous taste that is close to hand-woven.

Get it from Cottle
“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” -Mahatma Gandhi


“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
Muhammad Ali

Akash Chore Coat Mustard Honeycomb

Get it at Corridor

Tender Barn Coat


The first Tender jacket, cut with yokes grown onto the back panel, so that the shoulder is seamless and cut on the bias, for a particularly comfortable fit over time.

Get it at Tender

Have fun with your barn coat!

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