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03 December, 2023

Please order by the following dates for guaranteed Christmas delivery...  

United Kingdom


19th December

European Union


12th December

North America


12th December

Rest of World


5th December

Please note that our mail order department closes down for Christmas and New Year between the dates of 23rd December and 2nd of January. All emails and queries will be responded to after this time.

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  • 14 September, 2023

    The French work jacket or ‘Bleu De Travail’ has been a favourite item of clothing at LABOUR AND WAIT since we opened in 2000. Its utilitarian origins make it the most practical of jackets. Today this type of jacket is worn and loved by people of all ages.

    After many years of selling vintage jackets, we have used our knowledge and experience in collaboration with venerable brand ‘Le Mont St. Michel’ to create the ultimate work jacket.

    Since 1913 Le Mont St Michel have produced practical, hardwearing clothing for workers; from farmers to craftsmen. They are widely regarded as one of the top workwear brands of the 20th century.

    The work jacket incorporates our favourite details from the hundreds of vintage examples which have passed through our hands. These features include: three patch pockets with chevron facings and one inside pocket, a 5 button placket with coroso buttons, shirt-style collar and cuffs; and of course it is made from the traditional, iconic blue cotton twill fabric.

    Our work jacket launches online and in our Shoreditch shop on 16th September. To celebrate we will be serving Breton cider from 6pm on Wednesday 20th September, to which all are welcome.

  • See more: 2023, Le Mont St Michel, London Design Festival, Work Jacket

  • 14 September, 2023

    For London Design Festival 2023, LABOUR AND WAIT have invited the inimitable sporting and fishing bag company Brady to ‘pop-up’ in our Marylebone shop.

    Brady brothers John and Albert started their company in Birmingham in 1887 making leather gun cases. Over the years their range expanded to include fishing and game bags and Brady became world renowned as makers of the finest quality sporting leather goods.

    Brady have maintained their traditions, values and standards established more than a century ago and continue to make all their bags, by hand, in Walsall, Birmingham.

    Brady only use the best quality canvas, brass components and English bridle leather. Many styles first introduced in the 1930s and 40s are still made to original patterns and remain some of the most popular Brady styles.

    For this event we have commissioned a series of their classic bags in materials of our choice.

    The pop-up shop will run from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th September, 2023.

    We will also be serving a local Bimingham beer and nibbles to celebrate from 6pm on Thursday 21st September, to which all are welcome.

    We look forward to seeing you!

  • See more: 2023, London Design Festival, Marylebone