Basic Chef Jacket to 5XL
Basic Chef Jacket to 5XL – White or Black – Short Sleeve or Long Sleeve – Unisex styling
Great for the Apprentice or the Master with a generous size range for the Bigger Blokes
- FABRIC 180gsm – 65% polyester, 35% cotton.
STYLE Mandarin collar. Double breasted with 8 interchangeable buttons. Shorts sleeves.
This Basic Chef Jacket to 5XL – No 4XL in this one
Constructed with poly/cotton fabric and designed to handle the most heavy culinary environments.
The pinnacle of any chef’s outfit is the chef jacket.
Tailored, stylish and above all offering a range of movement to ensure comfort, a high quality chef jacket can truly make a chef’s ensemble.
Durable fabrics, stain-resistant design and a sophisticated cut are all essentials when it comes to differentiating the best chef jackets from the ordinary.
A yellowed chef white isn’t the best look. But neither is a jacket ready to fall apart from hardcore bleaching.
The reason is that chlorine bleach will firstly damage the fibres and you’ll be one step closer to that new jacket. It will have a counterproductive effect and cause the coat to yellow, especially on any mesh panels. To add insult to injury, if you have any embroidery on the jacket, it’s likely to bleach that and fade the colour out.
Now, this doesn’t mean all bleaches are evil. Oxygen based chlorine is an active ingredient of many fabric whitening products (think Oxi-Action). It is a gentle bleach, often used for laundry purposes. So it’s safer on fibres. Anything stronger you’re risking fabric corrosion and embroidery whitening.
To re-whiten your whites, soak your jacket in a sink or bucket with water + 1 cup of oxygen-based bleach for 1-2 days. Then it’s ready for the washing machine.
Pro Tip: Powdered oxygen bleach will work better than liquid.
Bonus Tip: White distilled vinegar, added to the wash can help leave the finished jacket looking sharp, as it will remove any excess detergent residue.
It’s a bit of work, and you may not fancy yourself as a domestic god or goddess. But follow the tips above, and you’ll prolong the life of your chef jackets.
Failing this, and the jacket’s too far gone, you can grab yourself a new one here.
Good luck and stay safe Chef.