We have just receive a 500-pound package of Lost Art Press Chore Coats in all sizes. These coats are made in Cincinnati by a small firm called Sew Valley. With this year’s batch we are using a slightly new cotton fabric from Britain. It’s a little smoother that last year’s twill.
Black chore coats are the uniform of furniture makers, joiners and carpenters in France. And I absolutely adore mine. I can wear it in the shop, dust it off and go to dinner with Lucy with no problem. The price – $165 – is a fantastic deal for a jacket that is made here in the United States by well-compensated employees.
A note on sizing: I usually recommend people order one size up from normal if they are going to have more than a T-shirt on under the coat. I usually wear a large (tall) shirt or jacket. With our chore coat I prefer an XL (shown above). I’m not swimming too much in it, and I can wear a shirt and vest under it with no problem. Complete sizing details are available in our store.
— Christopher Schwarz
17 thoughts on “Chore Coats Back in Stock”
Hi, will you be posting an updated pic of the new fabric? Wondering how it compares in weight to classic moleskin jacket. As heavy? Lighter?
We will. I am waiting on our sample here. It is a smooth and tight weave. Lighter than the moleskin.
Will it make me as handsome as Chris?
As handsome as an unskinned mole.
To Cool. I’m definitely saving up for this one,
Small and medium only?
There a bug on the mobile site. All sizes are in stock if you could check on a desktop machine. Sorry
The website only shows small and medium. 2x is what I need. Even 3 x would be better is I have to size up.
There’s a bug on the mobile site. We have plenty of 2x. Could you try on a desktop machine? Sorry
Obviously not a coat for wood turners unless one enjoys pockets full of wood shavings! But I’d like one for my carving. My turning jacket has a closed collar and hip pockets.
Coolest buttons ever…!
I do have one of these chore coats and like it.
But was commenting to note the protractor behind Chris’ head kinda comes across like a halo. Like if you’ve seen there’s often pictures of presidents or other politicians with halo like objects behind them and you wonder if it was planned that way.
I wish I were that smart.
That’s unseeable now. Thanks for this.
I love mine, wear it every day when I leave my home. Don’t wear it in the shop, though… I have infloor heating! (Did I mention I have a brand-new spare one in my closet?)
Felicitations Lost Arters, I hope that you are easing comfortably into the holidays!
I really covet one of these chore coats, but live in Scotland, and ClassicHandTools don’t seem to carry the apparel. Is there any way to get my hands on one (XL) please?
Many thanks, Jimmy
Jimmy — there are many package forwarding services where you can ship it to a US address and they will ship it on to you in your country.
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