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The Return of the Smock


The smock is one of the more obscure items to come out of the current enthusiasm for workwear, but it’s not all that hard to wear. And while we’ve already picked out a favorite, this might be the most wearable we’ve seen.

This smock comes from the latest YMC collection, and splits the difference between an unstructured jacket and an exceedingly rugged button-up. The result is a clever item that's ready to take the place of your spring jacket. It might not replace the hoodie just yet…but we can dream.

Smocked Up


Filson gets big-upped as a workwear staple, but it’s rare that you see them in the canvas, so to speak.

The Pursuit Aesthetic was admiring these Double Tin Bibs as the most fun piece of clothing they own, and we have to agree. There’s nothing like a good pair of overalls to buck convention, and it’s the rare bit of workwear that doesn’t run the risk of stifling in warmer weather.

Well played, gentlemen.

Off to Sea


Like its cousin the workshirt, the smock doesn’t get the respect it deserves.

This one comes from the folks at Norsea, and between the well-seasoned fabric and the diagonal-striped panel in front, we’re ready to call it one of the best showroom pieces we’ve seen all year. Put this under a roughly worn suit, or maybe even a three-piece, and you will have pulled off the formal workwear look to perfection.

Naturally, there’s no collar required.