This was my #1 personal favorite jacket back then. I can easily recall the mood when I designed it…..I wanted an American work jacket with some French flavor built-in, sort of like early American design which still retains much European influences, in the very simple way. The fit is kind of boxy, with round, slight drop-shoulders.
It has curvy, wide-spread center split collar without collar band, which is commonly seen on older French work or field jacket. You can also find these collars on real old American work jacket as well, such as Sweet-Orr or Carhartt’s from 10~20s.
Has rather plain 3pocket design, yet tastefully off-balanced chest pocket and purposely low-set pocket layouts give this jacket different mood from our earlier 3pocket #1101.
Same cuff design as #1101. I always wanted these double needle stitching pass way over the bartack….but this example doesn’t…..well, life is not easy.
Blue denim version. I remember this blue denim and indigo canvas version had charcoal stitching throughout. These may be our very first jackets with matching stitch.
Banana collar ( I named it ) version was called #1109. Looks somewhat prisoner jacket, or ARMANI jacket from mid-90s.
Looks more like chef’s jacket than stand collar…..sort of modified chef’s jacket collar.
I would like to follow up with some more interesting stuff we found on the way…. ( Takeshi )
Photo by Roberto….our chief cutter.
An old SINGER factory by the shore.