Modeled after vintage chore coats worn by laborers in the early to mid-20th century — with some liberties thrown in for good measure — the Iron Heart 12 oz Wabash Chore Jacket in Black and Indigo is sure to be a hit this season.
Taking inspiration from discharge printed indigo fabric popular amongst laborers in the early days, IH manufactured their 12 oz. twill material faithfully. The denim powerhouse separately rope dyed the warp and weft yarns on both the black and indigo variants, and applied with Wabash dots post-weave with bleach — a process that’s paid off big time.
If you’re a fan of Iron Heart, you’ll know they’ve been putting out end-tier Wabash Chores for years, now. But this year, they’ve updated the fit with slightly higher shoulder seams for a higher-sitting cuff. They’ve also added an internal pocket for additional storage.
Moving on from the showstopping fabric and updated silhouette, this design is still right in line with vintage chores of the past, with stamped buttons and asymmetrical chest pockets front and center. However, it’s where Iron Heart goes off-script that this piece really gets tied together. Instead of open patch pockets as would be predicted on a repro chore, IH opted for more Belstaff-leaning flap pockets which add another layer of depth, character, and functionality to the mix.
Each of IH’s new Wabsh Chores are made in Japan, finished with grey stitching, and one-washed to remove most of the shrinkage.
Available for $450 from Iron Heart.