In response to our “maker sartorial” discussion, reader Elliott “Eeyore” Evans writes:
After seeing a garment similar to this one being sold by Chris Schwarz out of his woodworking blog’s store, I decided to make a chore coat
This has been a great investment of time and materials. I was wearing a polarfleece jacket to stay warm in an unheated shop, but polyester fleece sucks in sawdust. Cotton duck is smoother and vacuum-cleans much easier. When it’s really cold in the shop, I wear a sweatshirt underneath this.
After catching one of the pockets on a tool handle and nearly tearing it off, I’ve since added rivets to the top corners.
For footwear, I’m a big fan of Keen hard toe work shoes
. I had a pair of Keen hiking boots, and they were super comfortable. The next time I needed hard toe shoes, I went Keen and have never regretted it. I own two different styles, and both are as comfortable as the hiking boots. Affordable, and not boring.