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I guess that's why they call it the blues: the rise and rise of the chore jacket

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1960s-style French navy blue indigo cotton twill canvas chore jacket, £52.95,; Mien painters chore jacket, £174,; Women’s indigo chore jacket, £89, community­ proper chore jackets, the French Workwear Company sells vintage, classic blue jackets (from £58) together with more expensive customised printed and embroidered styles and has a pop-up shop in London’s Shoreditch (73 Rivington Street, EC2) until May 25.

Purveyors of traditional hardware and functional clothing, Labour & Wait sell the iconic Le Mont St Michel jackets (£198) – made in France this super-chic chore has been around since 1913 and is also available in a wide range of colours on the website but that’s without taking the extra tax into account.

Toast and Kin at John Lewis always feature an updated ­version of the workwear jacket in every collection, and one of the most flattering designs is the indigo denim chore jacket, made in Blackburn by Community Clothing (£89).

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