The last piece of puzzle on our special 10th Golden Decade collection. The creation number 10 out of 10. Still in line with the bottom-line spirit of our 10th Golden Decade collection; where we try to re-create some of the classic staple garment pieces from the golden era of workin’ wear which was obviously thru the 1930-1940s era. This one is based on the 1930s ‘Railroad Jacket’ piece.
This kind of particular pattern was called the ‘Loco Jacket’ back then as it was designed specifically for railroad workers. Moreover, its detailed (and functional) features were actually tested by the railroad workers themselves. You can easily find many vintage photos on which the Chore Coat was paired with a Bib Overalls, which was the unofficial uniform of railroad workers back then. We then transformed the core idea of the pattern and made it with our own kind of style n’ touch.
Our self-explored Railroad Jacket pattern surely does not compromise any of its original function and value. Consisting 4 big front pocket compartments as the staple feature of any Railroad Jacket or (more generally) Chore Coat. One of the signature details of the Railroad Jacket is surely the watch pocket. We completed the detail with the corresponding slanted buttonhole for the watch chain. We made the shoulder part a bit different as we utilized the ‘raglan style’ shoulder. From our experience it gives a better mobility and better ability to adapt to different body types. The overall triple chainstitch construction adds more durability and reliability.
Made using indigo rope dyed denim that’s produced in the legendary Cone Mills in their now-closed White Oak plantation. This 14 oz. denim was part of their wide (non-selvedge) denim production which means we get a better fabric’s consumption ratio. This jacket is offered in One-Washed state so you can wear it with ease with less break-in period needed. Another special detail that built this jacket is no other than the brass shank button we use to make it even period correct. We specifically made the button with our own customized branding design with the help of ever-reputable company, Scovill Fasteners Inc.
~ 14 oz indigo non-selvedge denim
~ Milled in White Oak Cone Mills, USA
~ One-washed state
~ 100% cotton
~ 1930s Railroad Jacket style
~ Boxy and regular fit
~ 4 big front pockets and 1 small pen pocket
~ 1 concealed inner pocket
~ Watch pocket with the corresponding slanted buttonhole
~ Triple chainstitch construction
~ ‘Raglan’ style shoulders for better mobility
~ Curved hem
~ Our signature particular stitching style
~ Vintage-inspired brass shank buttons
~ Oldblue special customized buttons
~ Buttons made by Scovill USA
~ Special ‘Oldblue Overalls’ printed label sets