Vintage French Chore Utility Jacket
Vintage French Chore Utility Jacket
Vintage French Chore Utility Jacket
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Vintage French Chore Utility Jacket

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A truly iconic vintage European Worker Jacket.

The chore coat first emerged in 19th-century France, where it became the daily uniform for laborers, railroad engineers and farmers. The most recognisable, classic jackets we’ve come to know were made from durable cotton drill or moleskin - locally known as Toile de Chine. Fabric mills dyed the jackets with a distinctive rich French benzoate based blue dye - a colour selected as it would mask the dirt and stains from daily work. The jackets were so prevalent throughout France that they became referred to as bleu de travail which translates directly to ‘blue work’. This is also where the term “blue-collar worker” first emerged. 

As well as being a tough outerwear piece, the jacket was constructed with functional details like easy-button fastenings and oversized pockets that could store essential tools and objects that the workers would need on the job.

 The most favoured colour was blue as this was generally worn by farmers, craftsman, auto workers and railway workers.  

The original French Jackets inspired the design for the Carhartt Michigan Chore Coats. Brands then began to use overdye to add more colors and more fabrics were introduced. Canvas and a twill-cotton blend began to be used


• M E A S U R E M E N T S •

Every Item has a unique fit, so to find a tee that best fits you simply follow the measuring guide shown in the image above!


Pit to Pit: 24"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19”
Pit to Cuff: 19”
Neck Hem: 29”

Every Item is re-purposed meaning we get vintage SECONDHAND clothing and upcycle each item into a one of a kind piece and may contain distress, small holes and or fading.