French Workman’s Jacket in Nautical Red Herringbone
We updated our best selling French Workman's Jacket in a colorful range of herringbone twills. The traditional workman’s jacket was designed in the late 1800s as a practical, protective layer for the French working class to wear over their clothes, complete with numerous patch pockets to hold tools and spare parts. We designed our workman’s jacket to serve as a piece of outerwear, as well as a stand-in for a sports-jacket in a pinch. This garment features three exterior patch pockets and one interior hidden pocket, as well as a herringbone-taped front placket with anchor-engraved buttons. The cuffs have buttons so they can be rolled up for a day's work or if the temperature calls for it.
Lightweight and versatile, wear it on to protect against a chilly sea breeze or over a button down as a casual alternative to a sports jacket on date night.
Hand wash and line dry
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Cotton herringbone twill (or HBT) was most notably used in military fatigues in WWII, but has since been co-opted for use in everyday garments for its hard-wearing quality and subtly patterned weave.
We garment-dyed and washed our jackets to give them a broken-in look and feel, reminiscent of some of our own favorite vintage HBT garments that only continue to improve with each wear.