La veste de travail en coton moleskine
  • La veste de travail en coton moleskine
  • La veste de travail en coton moleskine
  • Le Bleu de travail en coton moleskine
  • La veste de travail en coton moleskine
  • La veste de travail en coton moleskine
  • La veste de travail en coton moleskine
  • La veste de travail en coton moleskine
  • Le Bleu de travail en coton moleskine
  • Le Bleu de travail en coton moleskine
  • La veste de travail en coton moleskine
  • La veste de travail en coton moleskine
  • La veste de travail en coton moleskine
  • La veste de travail en coton moleskine

Work Jacket in Coated Cotton

The genuine work jacket from Adolphe Lafont. Original model from 1896.

Colours: Blue or Black

Gender: Unisex

Materials: Moleskin 100% cotton treated Sanfor@410g.

Sizes: 36 to 60.

Size advice: Select your normal size.

Please refer to the guide size down below

€99.00
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Size 36 to 60
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Lafont

Since 1844 LAFONT has been an integral part of French workwear, providing clothing for métiers as varied as carpentery, stonemasonry and car mechanics.  The brand specializes in the provision of safe and durable, yet comfortable and stylish workwear, to companies and craftsmen across a wide range of industries.

Dedicated quality control teams carry out numerous controls at every key stage of the manufacturing process, from the design stage (pattern making) to tailoring of the finished product.

Lafont retains the undisputed paternity of the authentic working blue.

Hijacked early on by aristocrats who wore LAFONT’s overalls while pruning their rosebushes, or hip New York freaks from the 70s, or Sophie Marceau in "La Boum", or Coluche onstage, Lafont is the happy owner of timeless cuts patterns. "

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Spread collar - Visible button closing - Flat-felled seams on sleeves - Cuffs with button closing - 1 interfaced breast pocket - 1 inside pocket - 2 lower pockets - Double stitched seams throughout.

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Like denim, moleskin is well-known for being tough and hard-wearing, getting better with age. It is also warm, perfectly adapted to winter weather and breathable in summer weather. Moleskin is the material of choice for workwear in France.

The name Moleskin comes from the English “mole skin” because of its softness.

The material is very tightly woven and covered in tiny “hairs” which protected the workers from molten metal splashes in foundries.

Moleskin was widely used for making their work trousers and also their aprons. This material is part of the fustian range of textiles, thick twilled cotton cloth with a downy texture which once shorn suggests mole skin.

In France, workwear manufacturing expanded at the end of 17th century in response to the rapid development of industry. Work clothes were then made of cotton threads woven in different ways to produce corduroy, satin and moleskin. Adolphe Lafont decided to create clothing adapted to each profession.

LAFONT SIZE GUIDE

TROUSERS, OVERALLS, JACKETS

 Size Point Lafont  universal sizeChestwaist circumference (cm)
 hips circumference (cm)
36 XS 81-84 69-72  85-88
38 0 XS 85-88 73-76 89-92
40 1 S 89-92 77-80 93-96
42 1 S 93-96 81-84 97-100
44 2 M 97-100 85-88 101-104
46 2 M 101-104 89-92 105-108
48 3 L 105-108 93-96 109-112
50 3 L 109-112 97-100 113-116
52 4 XL 113-116 101-104 117-120
54 4 XL 117-120 105-108 121-124
56 5 XXL 121-124 109-112 125-128
58 5 XXL 125-128 113-116 129-132
60 6 XXXL 129-132 117-120 133-136
62 6 XXXL 133-136 121-124 137-140

 

Mechanic jumpsuit

 

 Size Lafont Corresponding Size Chest(cm)Waist circumference  (cm)
38-40 85-92 73-80
1 40-42 93-100 81-88
2 42-44 101-108 89-96
3 44_46 109-116 97-104
4 46-48 117-124 105-112
5 48-50 125-132 113-120
6 50-52 133-140 121-128

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The work jacket in moleskin cotton made by Maison Lafont in 1896 is the original work coat, widely worn at the end of the 19th century by factory workers in the car industry.

The jacket was designed to be comfortable, solid and easy to wash. As jeans became the uniform of the American factory worker, the “bleu de travail” i.e. blue work jacket became the standard workwear in Europe.

The work jacket is for life, and its coating gives the indigo fabric a texture and colour that only get more beautiful with age. It is made to last and to be washed, over and over again, without compromising its quality but rather enhancing it.

The work coat has grown to become a cult piece and is found in every trendy vintage shop throughout London and Paris, like museum items. However, it has also become a basic and the authentic Lafont work jacket is perfect for every occasion.

With its elegant cut and spread collar, this jacket is a constant source of inspiration to men’s fashion, and at deToujours, we offer you the original design.

Diverted by women, this straight cut may be belted to accentuate your waist and its rigor.