N°1: "Bourgeron" jacket in khaki linen / 1935 model / new old stock (=deadstock)
"Bourgeron" is the name given in Picardy to a short smock. It is a ‘fatigues’ jacket, worn by laborers at work or soldiers in the barracks.
Product description and features:
This "Bourgeron" jacket is one of the first models, dating back to 1935, worn by armored vehicle personnel in the French Army during the 1939-1940 campaign.
Practical and well-made, it is made to be worn over everyday clothes.
This jacket in linen khaki, made by HADENGUE & PLAYOUST in BETHUNE, has never been worn.
Light, durable, and part windbreaker, this jacket has semi-spherical buttons painted in matte khaki, two patch pockets, and cotton lining on the shoulders.
à Interesting fact
These functional and elegant "Bourgeron" jackets were so popular among French recruits that when they had finished their military service, many continued to wear them in civilian life.
The French government, in an effort to put a stop to this drain on military clothing, printed the "Bourgeron" jackets with the image of a French grenade and the initials "RF" (= République Française)