Shop Coat Vintage British Workwear 1950s May 01 2014

Wayside Flower brings the classic British Shop Coat up to date

for another shift on the factory floor.

Special make up for Watanabe & Co Japan.

More tailored in fit then it's original British utility inspiration.

English made sanded cotton canvas from Lancashire Mill Chapmans.

Wayside Flower internal woven labelling and swing tags.

Pen pocket & internal view of the side entry pocket.

Handy for reaching through to your jacket & trouser pockets.

Below images of an original British shop coat from around the

turn of the century. Once the dress of choice for white collar clerks

and factory men alike.

Longer in length then our version giving full protection to the wearer.

I'd imagine that along with the actual manufacture of the shop coat,

the fabric & all the trims would have been made in Britain. 

Not so easy an option nowadays.

Original sample size XL, shown here on a size 38" chest tailors dummy.

Far more tailored in it's pattern then the modern workwear equivalent.

Closer in it's pattern to a classic tailored jackets. Rather then a modern

boxy fit the seams curve around the body giving a closer fit and because

it comes from an earlier period of austerity it also uses slightly less fabric. 

On seam side entry pockets and front utility patch on pockets.

Inner pocket facings, self fabric tape to reinforce the pockets.

Internal factory label for 'Wood, Harris & Co.Ltd' British workwear

and military manufacturer.

Cotton web tape hanger loop & pen pocket.

Detachable buttons with a ring fastener to the back.