Coats & Jackets

Another Round with the Heavyweight Five-Pocket Chore Jacket

By Drake's

Jul 13, 2022

Another Round with the Heavyweight Five-Pocket Chore Jacket


If you've spent any time at all browsing our wares, you'll no doubt be familiar with our Heavyweight Suede Five-Pocket Chore Jacket. We now introduce it in two new colours: sand, and fire engine red.


If there's one thing we can't abide here at Drake's, it's flimsy suede jackets. Too often suede jackets fall into the trap of being too precious, too delicate, when they should be the opposite of that: hardwearing, tough as nails. That's why, when we set out to design our suede chore a few years back, we ended up opting for an Italian 'crosta' suede, which is commonly used in accessories. It was the only thing we could find which seemed to have the sufficient weight, and which draped the way we wanted it to. The whole raison d'être of the Heavyweight Suede Five-Pocket Chore Jacket is to stand in opposition to the flimsy, floaty, lightweight suede jackets of the world. 

It's been a popular item since the day we launched it, so we seem to have succeeded in our mission. We always keep the core colours of Rust and Chocolate available, but we like to introduce new seasonal colours now and again to freshen things up. We recently included a forest green number in our offering, and now we add to that a subtle shade of sand, and a less subtle fire engine red, depending on your mood. All the usual details are in place: flat, raw seams, big patch pockets, and triple stitching. 

If you're in the market for a jacket that will take whatever you can throw at it, then look no further.


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