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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.

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