N°3: ‘Bleu de chauffe’ style work jacket in distressed blue moleskin / late 1940s – 1950
Moleskin is a cotton fabric, comfortable to wear, easy to wash, and very durable. The cloth becomes worn and shiny but doesn't tear. Due to its physical properties, moleskin is an incredibly sturdy fabric.
This bleu de chauffe work jacket has caught the sun! It comes in heavily washed-out moleskin, with shades of an old denim jacket. It is made by Livrador.
Time has left its mark on this jacket, and restoration has been carried out in period style with cotton thread, to create an embroidered effect.
This jacket follows the bleu de chauffe tradition, with 3 outside pockets, and 1 inside pocket.
The buttons are in black plastic, and there is a hang tag in the collar from French fashion house Livrador.
à Interesting fact
You can tell the age of a bleu de chauffe by two features: the size of the breast pocket and the material the jacket's buttons are made of. The smaller the breast pocket, the older the jacket. Likewise, wooden, metal, or pressed cardboard buttons are characteristic of the 1930s – 40s. Plastic buttons didn’t appear until later, in the 1940s-50s.