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    I'll second Chefworks, they fit me much better than Chefwear (though I like Chefwear pants better...), reasonably priced. I use the 100% cotton (poly is unnecessary torture), cloth buttons, and a button on the inside to keep the flap up. I've worn this particular jacket for about 15 years (they were being shipped from Australia then!)

    http://www.chefworks.com/?page=shop/...k46c5ept214la6

    I received a free 'Premium cotton' coat a while back (due to a slight shipping delay)...save it as a DR coat...it's really nice!

    Great customer service from Chefworks also

    -Michael

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    Is it worth getting a 100% cotton jacket over a lighter one with Coolmax panels? I am also curious about 100% cotton jackets now

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    Short sleeve Chef Works with the mesh back. They're about $18.90 at restaurant depot. They're light, don't wrinkle, and they breathe well on the line.
    Cassoulet, like life itself, isn't as easy as it seems...

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    The best jacket I've ever owned was an Egyptian cotton jacket from Bragard, perfect cut and fit, breathes well, looks darty. It was probably expensive though, I can't remember the details (I may have repressed the memory).

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    Chef works is the best I've bought for jackets- high quality and last a while.

    I use to buy chef wear but the quality control drives me nuts, I only wear medium, I have 10 pairs of ultimate pants that all fit differently... I prefer the cargo ones and found they are consistent. Jacket qc is just as bad had the same 80$ coat returned 3 times before giving up.

    I have signature jackets from chef works vas there amazing. Run a tad big so I order a small and fit perfectly.

    I have used happy chef and some are great some are not - hit or miss.

    Will try some mentioned here as I'm looking for some need clothes as well, curry just ruins them all..

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    You guys ever worked in a kitchen where you can go jacket off? Love those kitchens

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    +1 to chef wear pants. i just purchased two pairs of their traditional pants. they fit entirely different. but, i feel i have more room in the crotch and thigh areas so i can comfortably bend down with my knees the whole shift.

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    trying to find a balance. want light weight material with a vented back (cheap stuff) but with a tailored cut fit that only the premium ones have. i don't like the heavy material that premium jackets use but they fit so much better. why cant i have comfortable material AND a nice fit?

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    why doesnt Under Armour just make chef coats?

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    I'd much prefer a simple lightweight cook shirt, but I have to wear a "proper" coat. What I've found which best fits the bill is the vented back short sleeve double breasted coats from Uncommon Threads. The ones I wear have cloth covered buttons. The fabric is much lighter weight and they breathe a lot better than some of the heavier coats I've worn in the past, so I'm a lot more comfortable and happier. I've had mine for at least two to three years and they're hanging in there which isn't bad considering their fairly modest price. I haven't priced them recently, but they cost around $25 each. I generally presoak them in a highly concentrated oxy-bleach solution overnight or longer before laundering. I rinse starch into them in the rinse cycle and then iron. So far, I've been pretty satisfied with them.

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