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Mission Workshop’s Travail Puts a Technical Twist on the Chore Coat

For Mission Workshop, blending technical textiles into classic garments is its modus operandi — in other words, the brand does this constantly. As a result, it rarely disappoints, and the San Francisco-bred label’s latest is as impressive as the rest of its catalog. This time around, the updated classic in question is a wool chore coat boasting Schoeller’s patented water-repellent tech on the exterior.

The classic chore coat is a pretty notable piece of outerwear as it is, going to show just how much Mission Workshop honors the classics. The brand’s take on the matter is labeled the Travail (French for work), and its fashionable prowess is somehow rivaled by its technical makeup. The 4-way stretch garment is composed of a Schoeller textile consisting of three layers: a softshell membrane, a micro-fleece lining, and a durable wool exterior that makes immaculate use of Schoeller NanoSphere, the water-repellent and stain-resistant treatment that ensures your cozy wool coat will not endure any negative repercussions if any household spills arise. Additionally, the coat is rounded out with a quartet of deep, bucket-style pockets.

The Swiss textile wizards at Schoeller have been utilized by a number of premium brands in the past, as they’ve also helped provide a water-resistant finish to a handful of Mission Workshop’s other products. Be that as it may, a new product where these two technical powerhouses join forces is always worth noting, and this chic coat — which is made in Portugal, making this a tri-European affair — is merely another example of that.

If you were looking for a coat that will maintain its form no matter what the weather report says, then this serves as a great choice. The handsome garment is now available on Mission Workshop’s site and can be yours for $425.

Purchase: $425

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