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    Bill Cunningham's traditional French work jacket

    I'm in the market for a spring jacket.

    And I recently saw the Bill Cunningham documentary and really loved his "bleu de travail" - the traditional French work jacket: button-up twill featuring two patch pockets and one exterior breast pocket.

    I can only find these used on ebay or etsy mostly from foreign sellers.

    Anyone know of a decent facsimile that's relatively accessible in the states?


    #2
    i'll probably get murdered for mentioning it, but why not just throw a couple more buttons on a blue cotton blazer?

    this company seemed to, at one time, have the real thing, for $150
    http://www.remodelista.com/products/...ch-work-jacket

    looking into it a little more, you should go with a used one from etsy or something. they're like $60! probably a good deal. it would probably look more like actual work-wear if it's worn in a little bit. Bill C's seems like it's super worn, and therefore cool as crazy.

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      #3
      https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/...true&hash=row1

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        #4
        Have a look at Put This On. This is their sort of stuff and I'm sure I've seen some versions mentioned every once in a while.

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          #5
          Very good suggestions. Thanks fellas.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Johdus View Post
            ...Anyone know of a decent facsimile that's relatively accessible in the states? ...
            Just look up "chore jacket." This is classic French workwear. It's a lot like a trucker jacket in the U.S. I hear it is going to be on-trend this spring and summer. Here's a few options.

            This one is a pricey and dressed up version:

            http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Chore-...entpos=1&cgid=

            You just missed the 30% off sale at handeyesupply. They have a nice selection of more traditional Le Laboureur jackets made in France. Masons and carpenters wear these in France, with the color of the jacket indicating their trade.

            http://www.handeyesupply.com/collections/chorecoats

            You can find some denim options at the end of this article:

            http://www.fashionbeans.com/2016/201...-denim-trends/

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              #7
              Very informative. Thanks Alex1.

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                #8
                A French designer named Emile Lafaurie makes a nice one--they are carried in a set of stores called "Sean" in select US cities, and available lately online as well. I have a few different versions and wear them all the time.

                http://www.seanstore.com/#!painter-coats/c1muz

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