From workwear to formality, the shawl collared jacket is an essential piece to a gentleman’s attire.
Few jackets are as tough, versatile, and functional as the traditional chore. This faithful Chore ticks every workwear box and has done since the 19th Century when used by French artisans and US railroad workers to provide comfort, protection, and functionality. The Shawl collar is seen across many garments in a Pioneers wardrobe, from cardigans to blazers and even waistcoats. The design was originally adopted by Victorians as they began to look at less-formal attire for both around the home and outside. As the gentleman retired for a smoke they would don a less formal jacket to prevent the smell from making its way onto their evening wear. The relaxed collar, with a much deeper cut V still gave the gentry a sophisticated look but with a more relaxed feel. The collar is simply an extended lapel which made sewing easier and less work for tailors, this only added to its popularity.
Style Tip: Layering couldn’t be simpler with our Crafter chore. The single lined jacket is made of a unique mix which allows it to remain rugged and hardwearing but with a slight stretch. The vintage fade further adds to the style and pairs well with any of our shirts and of course our newly released Boardwalk Peacoat. Combine it with our YARD shirt for the perfect layered style.
Made in Turkey