Blluemade's Autumn/Winter '23 collection takes inspiration from the architecture of New England, specifically the charming aesthetics of seaside homes in and around Cape Cod. The way these light, warm buildings, designed around a central hearth, contrast the Northeast's Winter landscape and late Autumn sun informed the color palate of their new styles.
The fabrics are selected with a similar mindset, choosing materials that are both soft and strong, comfortably warm but also sturdy and durable, a trait once again shared with the longstanding architecture of New England, as many original Colonial-Era homes still stand today.
Blluemade's Chore Coat isn't trying to reinvent the wheel. Taking design cues from OG French work jackets, it's got everything you want and nothing you don't, combining aslightly boxy fit, three external patch pockets for utility, and a spread collar that layers exceptionally well while open (but buttons up nicely too). The buttons are pleasantly large, the seams are flat-felled for durability, and there's a fourth pocket on the inside for additional storage, really cementing this thing as an All-Star chore coat.
It's made from a silky black Italian corduroy, woven from 100% cotton, with a wide wale and subtle shine across its surface. The "wale" of a corduroy fabric refers to the thickness of its vertical rows (called "wales"), where "wide-wale" generally refers to thicker and heavier fabrics, while "narrow-wale" usually indicates more narrow or micro-cords. As soft and warm as any other world-class corduroy, it's got a nice heft to it, with just enough drape and a handsome texture that will only get better with time, as the nap wears down in certain high-friction areas, and the texture slowly changes throughout.
Each piece is designed in Brooklyn and then cut-and-sewn together in NYC's Garment District, at a family-owned and women-run workshop that Blluemade have been working with for years.
Fits true to size. Wash cold and hang dry.
- 100% cotton
- Italian corduroy body
- Flat-felled seams
- Spread collar
- Large tonal buttons
- Boxy fit
- Three external patch pockets
- Single interior pocket
- True to size
- Wash cold and hang dry
- Custom woven labels
- Designed and produced in New York