Our Five-Pocket Trousers and Five-Pocket Chore Jackets are kindred spirits (hence the names), so this season we cut them from the same (ultra-rare) Japanese selvedge corduroy, to be worn as separates, or as a laid-back matching ensemble.
As their names may suggest, our Five-Pocket Chore Jackets and Five-Pocket Trousers share a little something in common. There’s the obvious similarity, of course, being the number of pockets, but this kinship runs deeper. In the same way that we talked last week about the various members of the Games family all being influenced by the same sensibility, the Five-Pocket family has its own distinctive hallmarks.
Where the Games family is influenced by 20th century tailoring and sportswear of old, the Five-Pocket family takes its cues from vintage workwear. The chore jacket is, of course, a staple of workwear, having its roots in the French labourer uniform, and five-pocket trousers were originally conceived of for workers toiling in the fields. This link between our Five-Pocket Chore Jacket and Five-Pocket Trousers was always implicit, but this season we are making it abundantly clear.