French Work Blues Jacket- Original Vintage
Worn oversized with sleeves rolled for a relaxed look that goes anywhere
Large pockets on lower front panel
Small Pocket on left breast
Worn fitted or oversized
Bleu de travail” means “work blues" in French. So-called because the majority of French workwear was dyed a deep, occasionally purple-y indigo blue. The or depth of this unique blue hue can be attributed to the fabrics most often used in French workwear – sometimes a canvas or cotton but usually a moleskin, a fabric where both warp and weft threads are dyed the same color.
A vintage holy grail: the French Work Trouser is iconic piece produced in this evocative deep indigo hue. These trousers are typically high-waisted and full-legged, sometimes with deep pleats, and usually with just a single patch pocket on the rear. Like modern painter’s pants they usually have small pockets and subtle hammer loops on the outseam, but unlike modern painter’s pants – not every hipster at your local thrift store has their own pair.