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Author Topic: UK Shops Only Please! - in need of a jacket.  (Read 1070 times)
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« on: March 03, 2014, 08:36:06 am »

I often use a long brown farmers coats for the hunter version of me but I am in need of a short coat that makes me look more like a dock worker.
Ebay is flooded with "Punk" crap and I am having trouble locating the correct jacket.
Can anyone help?
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 10:36:45 am »

Unfortunately dock workers in the C19th didn't exactly have a uniform, and largely wore the same clothes as everyone else. Although you'd expect to see things like pea coats and donkey jackets. One was more of a Navel uniform at that time and the other didn't actually exist until later.

The precursor to the donkey jacket was the good ol' woolen sack coat.

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I have seen pictures of other styles that look a little more "workaday", but that was predominantly the one.

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I think the guy in the fore ground is wearing a longer length sack jacket squared off at the bottom as some of them were. Obviously they tended to have a naturally grubby and distressed look. Unfortunately, getting one made would set you back a pretty penny and you probably wouldn't want to be beating it up.

On the plus side, this style of jacket last briefly came back into fashion about fifteen years ago and could be found on the high street. So looking out for mens "vintage" Cheesy four button suit jackets is one option.

Exhibit A.

If that doesn't scream dock worker at you (which is understandable) then possibly a more vintage style of donkey Jacket might do the trick, (and with patience you should find one cheaper than that).





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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 06:41:46 pm »

If that doesn't scream dock worker at you (which is understandable) then possibly a more vintage style of donkey Jacket might do the trick, (and with patience you should find one cheaper than that).


Ouu, cheers mate, ebay is flooded with those nasty punk style military jackets but this looks good!
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