An original European chore jacket made in blue sanforized cotton during the 1940s.
Blue work jackets are synonymous with European artisans, workers and labourers of the mid-century period and are arguably the most iconic jackets ever produced in the mid Century period. 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. The collar shape is typical of those found on 1940s made examples and is much larger and features a more pronounced shape than those found on later jackets. There are no labels to indicate in which region the jacket was originally made but it is of Northern European origin.
The jacket is a medium size which will suit a 40" chest well. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 23"
Inside arm - 19"
Outside arm - 25 1/2"
Shoulders - 18 1/2"
Length - 27 1/2"
The jacket is in excellent condition as can clearly be seen in the pictures. It is particularly special as workwear jackets usually show signs of heavy wear and laundering. This example is still a deep blue colour showing that it hasn't seen much laundering. There are some signs of wear and some light staining so please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.
A really great 1940s workwear jacket with some fantastic details which is in excellent condition.
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