An original French chore jacket made in blue moleskin cotton during the 1940s.
Blue work jackets are synonymous with French artisans, workers and labourers of the mid-century period and are arguably the most iconic jacket ever produced in France. This example is a classic 'bleu de travail' cotton jacket with a three button front and long sleeves which end in a barrel cuff. Three patch pockets are located to the front of the jacket and there is also a single interior pocket. A particularly nice detail on this jacket is the angled top button hole as illustrated in picture 3.
Inside the jacket the original label is still present and features typical period graphics. It bears the maker's name of 'La Chaine des Vosges' in orange against a black field.
The jacket is a medium size which will suit up to a 40" chest well. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 22 1/2"
Inside arm - 20 3/4"
Outside arm - 25 1/4"
Shoulders - 18"
Length - 28 1/2"
The jacket is in well worn condition with some signs of wear and age. Overall it displays well with no serious flaws or damage and is totally wearable. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn vintage work jacket which may have small flaws commensurate with age.
A really great 1940s French jacket with some fantastic details and a very nice label.