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The Companion Work Jacket in Corduroy

The French carpenter jacket in corduroy, in its original design.


Gender: Unisex.

Material: Corduroy 100% cotton 440g, lining in tartan pattern.

Colour: Black.


Refer to the size guide size guide.

This carpenter jacket is made of corduroy, in its original design.

Size 36 to 60
Product available for orders


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. "


Signet collar.

Visible button closure.

Half-pivot sleeves.

Buttoned cuffs.

1 breast pocket with facing.

1 inside pocket,

2 lower pockets with facing.


Care instructions: Corduroy 100% cotton 440g.

Tartan lining, 60% acrylic, 20% wool, 20% polyester.

Assembly twin needles.



 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

Worship side

This companion work jacket is hard-wearing and warm, and its deep black color is the one associated to the carpenters’ company. The thick corduroy and straight cut of this outdoor garment early became the favorites of other outdoor workers such as gentleman farmers, architects on building sites and rock climbers (Rock of Solutre or other…).

We often forget that it was Adolphe Lafont, the French workwear manufacturer, who in 1896 invented and popularized color-coding for different professions: black for carpenters and roofers, brown for woodworkers and beige for stonemasons…

Since the 19th century, this garment has followed artisans, then factory workers, in its original version, with its perfectly adapted style and shape, practical and professional: The jacket was designed to be comfortable, tough and easy to wash. Today, it is a classic of the masculine wardrobe and as the fabric softens and the color fades, it gives its wearer a very aristocratic touch, a proud testament to the craftsman loving his art.