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Fresh In: Le Laboureur Farm Coats

Posted on 26 March 2015

Cool old gear, new at Hand-Eye Supply! These distinguished jackets from Le Laboureur bring a potent blend of features and backstory. Le Laboureur has been making traditional French workwear since the early 1950s, and their high quality production and materials have barely changed. Made from dense, breathable virgin wool, or tight-woven cotton moleskin, they're tough enough to hold up to life on the farm and trim enough to stay out of your way while you work. That said, the cut is so simple and comfortable that the workwear ages gracefully, and fits the contemporary urbanite's wardrobe just fine.

Tough sewn and impeccably finished. They layer beautifully for cold times, and still hang nicely for cool summer evenings at the riverside (or what have you). Patch pockets will keep you well organized, and the flashy interior label will remind you of their proud French aesthetic. Nothing rustic about these jackets, just raw comfort and style. Now $100-$140 at Hand-Eye Supply.

These qualities make them well suited for the well traveled adventurer, Architect and Environment Designer, Michael Kingery. Hand-Eye Supply joined him for a day-time outing, visiting his local haunts and checked in on a few of his current projects such as the Nuvrei Bakery in the Pearl District. See the full photo essay here.

 

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