The rise of chore coats in as uniforms in restaurants

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Spuck
Spuck2mo ago
Thats crazy, I don't think I've ever seen a waiter wearing a chore coat But it makes sense as a garment
okaylama
okaylama2mo ago
Same, but it totally makes sense I find it interesting that there's an emily bode quote in the article; seems like bode created custom chore coats for a NYC restaurant
Spuck
Spuck2mo ago
I'm gonna lose my mind when this filters down and I go to a restaurant to find the waiters wearing the same coat as me
algoresky
algoresky2mo ago
one again eg ahead of the curve by making chorejackets/aprons for ippudo circa 2014 https://hypebeast.com/2014/11/exclusive-engineered-garments-for-ippudo-japanese-ramen-brasserie
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okaylama
okaylama2mo ago
damn eg keeps going up and up in my mind as a brand
peanut gregorio
peanut gregorio2mo ago
nothing made me feel more like one of the herd than wearing a blue chore coat to a natural wine trade show last fall. not surprised it's filtering down to restaurants. nor am i complaining. fingers crossed it doesn't go the way of the 2010's leather apron tho
thumb yorke
thumb yorke2mo ago
I’ve had this experience. Ate at a “trendy” restaurant with servers and bartenders in (mostly) classic blue chore coats similar to mine and had a moment when I was walking through the restaurant and someone else assumed I worked there. It’s only a matter of time before it infects every half-decent spot near you
Yakkeks
Yakkeks2mo ago
Well. Guess we have to start wearing tailcoats to restaurants now lol
Echo-Ecco.ExE
Echo-Ecco.ExE2mo ago
Even though I’m in education I’d love a chore jacket for its practicality so I don’t need to bring a bag to work on Fridays Also, I did once have an slightly awkward situation where someone thought I worked at the nearby Starbucks because I had a black Muji T-shirt and Unique relaxed linen pants in olive green