• Image of French workwear pants
  • Image of French workwear pants
  • Image of French workwear pants
  • Image of French workwear pants

Bugatti Blue French workwear pants
Button closure
100% cotton
Waist 38cm
Leg length from inner seam 62 from hips 90cm
can be worn with bottom of leg hem rolled or loose
small side pocket on outer right leg
small paint marks

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.