A nice original British engineer work jacket made during the 1940s by 'Holdfast'.
This style of jacket was very popular in the UK throughout the first half of the 20th Century. The simple three button design is typical of the period a are the revolving shank 'bachelor' buttons which can be removed when the jacket is washed. The jacket features three patch pockets to the front as is commonly found on this style, save for the breast pocket which is a more interesting shape than usually encountered. The jacket is made from a white coloured cotton drill material and features no rear vent which is another typical period feature.
Inside the jacket the original label is still present. It features the classic 'holdfast' label used during the 1940s which is now very sought-after and collectable. It bears the words 'bears any strain' and features a graphic of two bears pulling a piece of clothing between them.
The jacket is a small size which will suit around a 36" chest and when laid flat the jacket measures -
Chest - 21"
Inside arm - 18"
Outside arm - 24"
Shoulders - 17"
Length - 28 1/2"
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. 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 its original label.