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Classic Wool Donkey Jacket

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with our attention to detail and our English manufacturing techniques we have a lot of pride in our Combat Donkey Jackets. Donkey jackets were then worn by navies, and later by binmen and other manual workers – most famously miners.

They've also got these silly little flaps with buttons over the pockets which were never on mine 35+ years ago, so I got a sharp pointy scissors and carefully cut the stitching and removed them.Personalised advertising may be considered a “sale” or “sharing” of information under California and other state privacy laws, and you may have a right to opt out.

Nowadays synthetic versions of differing weights and available but we only use the heaviest 100% wool cloth for warmth and authenticity. Combat emerges as the clear winner among affordable new donkey jackets, given its high percentage of wool. Unlike other items of clothing, the donkey jacket doesn’t have much of a recorded history – unsurprising, given that it has always been considered more workwear than fashion item. Ideal transitional garments, our timeless staple jackets offer you the option to layer, depending on the required look.The donkey jacket was also worn by the rockabillys and teddy boys in London in the 1970s and is still seen worn by them dont get confused with the hipster as the rockabilly image has been adopted by them. These 4 or 5-star reviews represent the opinions of the individuals who posted them and do not reflect the views of Etsy. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

This produced laughter from the whole group while they burst into the closing tune of “ Auf wiedersehen Pet” in unison loud as fuck in the middle of the street. Others may well have been altered to fit the employer’s needs – this is a guess, but a reasonable assumption to make. The donkeyjacket is so out of fashion now that it makes em laugh , but then again it is so British it makes em very proud! Due to the stylish look and warm comfort of the jacket it became a huge fashion statement and still is to this day. Originating in the United Kingdom, the garment is untailored at the waist such that it hangs down straight from the shoulders.Generally speaking, a jacket with shoulder pads would have patch pockets, a foremans jacket might have pocket flaps. I'm very happy with the jacket and definitely recommend it to anyone who is impressed with the picture (item is exactly how they presented). So, kudos to the Warrior and Combat (Ben Nevis) jackets, they get extra points against the more expensive items. interieur tartan, poche et les fameuse protection qui procure a cette veste son style si emblematique.

Miners’ donkey jackets often had orange shoulder pads with the letters NCB on the back, standing for National Coal Board, and with reflective strips on the arms and shoulders. Quintessentially British and remarkably dependable, the Donkey Jacket is the ultimate winter staple for the classic working man.They generally seem to be more traditional with their stuff, although the design of this jacket doesn’t seem to be massively different to the Warrior. Donkey Jackets were also said to be worn outside of London around 1970, by Aston Villa and Leicester fans for example.

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