A nice original British engineer work jacket made during the 1950s by 'Doubleeze Brand'.
This style of jacket was very popular in the UK throughout the first half of the 20th Century. This example was produced to be worn by bus drivers and conductors and the colours it is made from relate to the bus company it was produced. The simple three button design is typical of the period as are the revolving shank 'bachelor' buttons which can be removed when the jacket is washed. These are made of blue-grey coloured plastic and appear to be original to the jacket. The jacket features three patch pockets to the front as is commonly found on this style. The jacket is made from a petrol blue coloured cotton drill material and features no rear vent which is another typical period feature. The lapels are short and have a pronounced shape which is typical of earlier jackets from the 1930s and 1940s meaning this could easily pass as an earlier jacket. The collar and pointed cuff are made from a contrasting darker blue coloured material.
Inside the jacket the original label is still present. It features the maker's name of 'Doubleeze Brand' in red against a plain white field. The graphics are typical of the period and there is a second small label which bears the size of 40.
The jacket is a medium size which is intended to fit a 40" chest and when laid flat the jacket measures -
Chest - 22"
Inside arm - 17 1/2"
Outside arm - 23"
Shoulders - 18 1/2"
Length - 29 1/2"
The jacket is in good condition as can be seen in the photographs. It shows limited signs of age and wear etc with no major flaws or damage. Please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A nice piece of British workwear in a great colourway and complete with its original label.