The SALT & PEPPER CHAMBRAY JUMPER is a light-weight, relaxed fitting overshirt constructed in a distinctive Yarn-Twisted Black/Gray Chambray fabric, popular with Steam Locomotive crews in the early 20th Century. Its light weight and relative breathability meant it could be used to cover undergarments in hot conditions, such as those found while driving & firing a Steam Train without overheating.
The black or gray fabric had a distinct visual quality that made stains less noticeable, the forgiving nature of the fabric led to its use as workwear in various industries. This type of fabric was particularly popular among car mechanics and other professions until the 1960s.
Reminiscent of a Chore Coat, but lighter in weight, the SALT & PEPPER CHAMBRAY JUMPER can be used as a layering piece or as a jacket in warmer temperatures, making this an extremely easy to wear and versatile piece that can elevate many outfits.
The buttons used in this garment, on both the front placket and cuff, are referred to as "Economy Riveted Buttons," which were commonly seen in the 1930s and were custom-made. The fine lines and thinness of the button top, as well as the curvature of the stem, are a testament to the level of craftsmanship that went into their creation.
The garment benefits from 3 pockets on the front, at the waist and chest. To the rear is a simple centre back seam and the body is finished with a straight hem.
- Conventionally Boxy fit: Short in length and wide in the body.
- This garment is unwashed and will shrink when washed. The shrinkage is approximately one size jump in length.
- Yarn Twisted Chambray Fabric
- Black Oxide Treated Buttons
- Cotton Sewing Thread Construction
- Made in Japan