A nice original British engineer work jacket dating from the 1960s which was made for British Rail.
This style of jacket was very popular in the UK throughout the first half of the 20th Century and carried on being used well into the 1970s. The simple three button design is typically period and the three patch pocket design is utilitarian yet functional ,making them ideal for men working in factories, workshops, garages and many other places.
The jacket is made from a cotton drill material and features no rear vent in the same style as they were before WW2. The front of the jacket fastens with butterscotch coloured revolving shank buttons which are held in place with brass split rings making them easy to remove for washing purposes. The jacket features a notched lapel which is typical of these jackets. The breast pocket features the British Rail logo printed in red.
The jacket will suit around a 38" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat it measures -
Chest - 21"
Inside arm - 19 1/2"
Outside arm - 26"
Shoulders - 17 1/4"
Length - 29"
The jacket is in good condition as can be seen in the photographs. It shows signs of age and wear as well as washing etc. There is some staining but overall the jacket is still very wearable. 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 classic colour and complete with British Rail branding!