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10 Most Exceptional Barn Coats & Chore Jackets for 2023

You aren't exactly a laborer, per se. But here's your permission slip to buy a barn coat. ✅

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.

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

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



A.P.C. is being well prepared in creating layering pieces for the transitional season. This Kerlouan chore jacket is made in a green khaki and nothing says autumn like earthy tones. A workwear inspired style, the jacket is given a thicker material and a classic collar which is perfect for acting as a top layer for autumn walks.

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

Polo Barn Coat

Polo Ralph Lauren

This Chore Jacket from Polo is made with lightweight indigo denim from Japan that’s woven with a vintage-inspired micro check pattern and has been washed for a broken-in look and feel. It has a loose, relaxed fit for easy layering and comes with workwear-inspired details like four large front pockets, a buttoned placket, and triple-needle stitching to make it last.

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

YMC - Labour Faux Fur Chore Jacket

YMC Chore Jacket

London-based YMC present the Labour Faux Fur Chore Jacket which is a cozy outerwear piece for this season crafted from a soft-touch poly blend faux fur fabric which chore jacket style pockets to front. 

Get it at Ssense
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

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

Umber & Ochre Chore Coat

Akash Chore Coat Mustard Honeycomb

Handwoven on a pedal loom in Kutch, our kala cotton features a woven texture. Taking inspiration from the intricately designed honeycomb web, this season we have developed a unique honeycomb weave on our kala cotton base. With a unique hand and feel, our textured woven fabric is the perfect fabric choice for the summer. Our naturally dyed base fabric is yarn dyed using a combination of Pomegranate skins and Iron Fillings to bring out the unique cement shade.

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

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!