A nice original British engineer work jacket made during the 1940s by 'Ernest Chambers'.
This style of jacket was very popular in the UK throughout the first half of the 20th Century. Unlike most engineer jackets which feature patch pockets, this jacket features an angled welt pocket to the chest and two flapped pockets to the skirt. Butterscotch coloured revolving shank 'bachelor' buttons fasten the front of the jacket which can be removed when the jacket is washed. The jacket is made from a white coloured cotton drill material and features no rear vent which is another typical period feature. The pronounced lapel shape and round cutaway to the skirt give this jacket a distinctly 1930s-40s silhouette .
Inside the jacket the original label is still present and is bright and legible. It features the maker's name of 'Ernest Chambers' along with the address of 30 Milton Street and 9 Radford Street Nottingham. Below this is space for the owner's name and the date to be added although these have been left blank which may suggest that the jacket is deadstock.
The jacket is a small size which will suit a 36" chest and when laid flat the jacket measures -
Chest - 20 1/2"
Inside arm - 18"
Outside arm - 23 1/2"
Shoulders - 17"
Length - 26"
The jacket is in very good condition as can be seen in the photographs. It shows no major signs of age or wear etc and 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 complete with its original label.
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