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. "


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.


100% cotton 300g. Twilled weaving. Machine washable at 95C. Very hard-wearing, the more it washes the suppler and more comfortable it gets.

In France, workwear manufacturing expanded at the end of the 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

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Work Jacket in Light Cotton

50,00 €

The genuine work coat by Adolphe Lafont, summer version in light cotton. Original pattern dating back to 1896.

Colours: blue or white.

Gender: Unisex.

Material: 100% twilled cotton 300g.

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Worship side

This white cotton jacket created by Maison Lafont is the original work coat, widely worn in factories at the end of the 19th century in the car industry and exported to the rest of Europe. The coat had to be comfortable to wear, tough and easy to wash. As jeans became the uniform of the American factory worker, the “bleu de travail” or overalls became standard workwear in Europe. The work coat was for life, and with years and many washes, it acquired a patina that gave it a beautiful texture and depth of colour. In white, it will keep its fresh look for a long time. It is made to last and can be worn indefinitely.

The work coat has become a cult item and is sold as vintage clothing in places like London or Saint-Ouen. Nevertheless, the authentic “blue de travail” Lafont can be worn every day.

With their elegant cut and spread collar, these coats are the source of inspiration for male fashion.