This is an original vintage Power House jacket and we estimate it to have been made in the 50's. The jacket is a typical work jacket from that era, designed to be worn as a protective outer layer with lots of functional pockets for tools and other necessities. This jacket is fully lined with a striped cotton blanket-style wool lining which adds an extra layer of warmth to the garment. This kind of jackets were often made of a thinner denim fabric known as a "jelt denim", where the yarn was spun with an extra hard twist before weaving, creating a thin but extremely durable thread that is later woven into a thin fabric that has great durability. These fabrics were popular due to the fact is was easier to wear and to feel mobile in a thin garment rather than to have clothes made of thick, stiff and uncomfortable fabrics.
As you can see here this jacket has been put through some tough work and it is quite obvious that someone has worn it preforming some kind of physical labour. The jacket is still holding up and the patina is a simple pleasure to look at, and we'd say it's the kind of patina that only can be achieved by a person wearing and working in this kind of garment. We did our best to describe the jackets condition with the pictures but we need to reserve ourself that there might be some other damages that we haven't noticed. We sure hope that the jacket will end up with someone who will appreciate it just as it is, and for the story that is told through this worn out garment.
- Vintage Power House Denim Work Jacket - Mid 20'th century - Made by Power House - Blanket lined - Four front pockets - One inner pocket - Corduroy collar
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.