Wear what you want in the kitchen.
But, you have to know a chef's coat is not a fashion statement.
It is double breasted for a reason.
It has soft, pajama style buttons for a reason
It is white for reason (white reflects heat)
It has fold-back sleeves for a reason
It is (or should be!) cotton for a reason
It has cuffs that cover the back of the hand for reason
It hangs down past the ol' butt cheeks for reason.
In short, the chef's coat is a perfect example of:
"form follows function"
Do yourself a favour and stay away from T.V., I gave up on it over 12 years ago and am wondering why I didn't do it sooner.