It’s usually best to leave the classics alone, but from time to time, experimentation can lead to great things. Take the Universal Works Merino Knit Work Jacket, which combines the aesthetics and details of both a chore coat and a cardigan to create a contemporary piece for your winter wardrobe.
Essentially a knitted work jacket, Universal Works constructed this coat-igan using a luxurious merino wool blend which comes in two colorways: navy and charcoal. Cardigan details like chunky buttons, un-cuffed sleeves and even the fabric itself are offset by a slim, structured fit, and a ribbed collar that even brings some classic sportswear vibes to the mix. The jacket is finished with a single chest pocket and, in true chore jacket style, two lower-torso pockets.
Available for £175 ($228) from Peggs & Son.