Vintage Work Shirt with Elbow Repair
Vintage Work Jacket
"The worker’s jacket was originally designed as a utilitarian garment, first worn by railway labourers and engineers in France in the late 1800s. The French name – bleu de travail – literally translates to 'blue work', underpinning its function as practical outerwear for the proletariat.
Traditionally made from hardy cotton drill or moleskin, this jacket could withstand the tough demands of physical jobs, and any holes were simply patched up with other pieces of cotton. Loose in fit, it could be worn as a protective layer over other clothes, with buttons up the front and at the sleeve to allow for rolling, as well as three or four patch pockets for storing small tools and loose parts. While early iterations were not labelled, certain brands started purpose-making them in the early to mid 20th century, including Le Mont Saint Michel, Vetra and Le Laboureur, which still operate as workwear brands today." The Rake
– 100% cotton
– 3 pocket design
– Single internal pocket
– 5 Button front
– Handmade elbow repair
At Worne we think the more thrashed an item, the better. Loads of character and age-related marks on this jacket, however, the overall structure of the jacket is good.
Overall good condition, some fading and signs of wear throughout, with noticeable hand made repairs.