A nice original British engineer work jacket made dating from the 1930s which is in good condition.
This style of jacket was very popular in the UK throughout the first half of the 20th Century. The simple utilitarian design is typical of workwear from this period and the four button front and short lapel are typical of jackets from the early part of the 20th century which suggests that this was made in the 1930s if not earlier. The buttons are also typical of inter-war manufactured British workwear. There are metal buttons of two piece construction which were still seen at the beginning of the Second World War but not produced much later which is another good indication of date. Two patch pockets are located to the skirt and there is a hanging loop at the neck. A nice detail is the reinforcing strip to the armpit which is illustrated in picture 4.
The jacket is a smaller size which will suit around a 38" chest and when laid flat the jacket measures -
Chest - 22"
Inside arm - 19"
Outside arm - 25 1/2"
Shoulders - 17"
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 but is still totally 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 early cut.