The Historic Charm of the Chore


The key to a successful modern wardrobe is found in equilibrium - when it finds the perfect balance of style and utility. So it’s no surprise that the chore jacket has made a real impact on the closets of our customers in recent years. A staple workwear piece originating from the late 1800s, workers wore it for its protection from the elements and utility purposes. It's now one of the most dynamic men's staples going. With overcoat becoming more relevant and defined than ever, it's all about layering this classic staple to enhance it’s best features. Not only is a Chore the ideal jacket to wear during those awkward transitional weather periods, but they provide the perfect harmony between being a staple style piece and being downright useful.





Here’s a guide to some of the ways we style a SIRPLUS chore.

Deep Indigo Chore Jacket



First worn by labourers in France in the late 1800s, the chore began life as the “bleu de travail”—worker’s blues. Our faithful yet modern take, The Deep Indigo Chore, keeps all the hallmarks of French classic style with some upgrades for the modern wearer. Made in England from Italian 100% cotton surplus denim with a distinctive ribbed finish, the roomy patch pockets and solid construction make it the ultimate style staple for a year-round functional wardrobe. To make the most of its historic charm pair with the Ecru & Navy Stripe T-Shirt



Camel Brushed Cotton Chore Jacket



This limited edition piece takes our classic chore jacket fit and adds a subtle Western twist. With chest stitch detailing and large side welt pockets, it creates a rustic and trailblazing aesthetic. The distinctive Camel Chore is made in England from a thick, durable surplus cotton that's been brushed for a suede-like finish, it is unlined and fastens with highly-renewable, brown corozo buttons. Evoke the modern nomadic by pairing with the Hendrix Stripe Camp Collar Shirt.




Stone Twill Chore Jacket



A true chameleon - the Stone Twill Chore is a workwear essential. It features a boxy fit that suits all genders and crosses the smart causal divide with ease. Made in England from durable cotton twill in a summer-ready stone hue, this unlined jacket features three large patch pockets, working cuffs and fastens with sustainably-sourced corozo buttons throughout. For those summer events that call for a fresh aesthetic, layer over our white 100% organic cotton t-shirt. For crisp spring days, layering with our Navy Moss Stitch Jumper on top of a t-shirt to give that extra edge for navigating transitional weather dressing. The women of SIRPLUS have been paring the smaller sizes of the stone twill with their favourite cropped jeans.




Olivia Foan 

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