Saturday, 7 May 2011

Review: Workers 1904 Jacket

This week, the beige Workers 1904 Jacket I ordered from Japan's K&TH Manufacturing Co. back in February was delivered by courier. The package that arrived was a very slim cream coloured envelope, branded with company and garment info, with the jacket folded inside a cellophane inner sleeve. On opening the envelope, my first impression was how light and delicate the jacket was, with only a little more weight to it than a long sleeved linen shirt. This is partly down to the jacket's lightweight construction (there's no lining) but also down to the very light, fine weave linen used in its construction. The fit is slim on the body, but also very slim on the arms - more like shirt sleeves than a traditional jacket.
If I was honest the 1904 jacket feels like a delicate version of an Engineered Garments Bedford or Andover jacket.
There are three external pockets, two internal pockets and an absence of labels (no care instructions for instance). However, there is a K&TH Manufacturing Co. patch with the size and garment name handwritten onto it.
I didn't know what to expect, this being my first piece of Workers clothing, but I must say I'm pleasantly surprised. I look forward to wearing the 1904 jacket this summer in the tropics, and ordering more pieces from them in future.

1 comment:

  1. Looks a for the long haul