"I have used these chef coats for three years, and I have not yet bought new ones (but soon will!)
Things to watch quality-wise on these coats: the velcro straps for the chest pocket wear out, would prefer a snap-close design. The bottom buttons on each coat came loose after the first year (lots of twisting and bending in the kitchen), but sew back on easily.
I don't use the interior straps for the ear buds, but they seem durable. The back ventilation is comforting to the extreme, be sure to wear a dark undershirt, as a white one can be seen through the mesh.
These minor flaws are dealable considering the extreme comfort, cleanability, and classy look to these short sleeved, cooling cook tops.
I would love to see a version on this coat without the ear-bud feature, and with a snap-close strap rather than the velcro."
Chef g, verified buyer