The 1908 Miner Jacket was born during the golden era of gold mining in North America. Jackets of that era had a simple but functional design and were made to protect the owner of his or hers daily work duties. Our 1908 Miner Jacket has the typical pleats to the front for expansion and three front pockets. The classic box fit gives it the typical silhouette which can be found in many period photographs.
Made from our Armor Cloth fabric this jackets is for every season of the year. Armor Cloth is a very stiff but robust waxed cotton fabric. Once used to protect the cargo of cars and trucks at the beginning of the 20th century it was only a matter of time until it was also used for outdoor garments. Its robust, water repellent and offers a great longevity. But be aware that this fabric needs to be broken in! Once tamed the fabric offers great comfort and rewards the owner with a great patina over time.
The following details characterize our 1908 Miner Jacket Armor Cloth tan
-100% cotton fabric, double sided waxed, 530 g per sqm, made by Halley Stevenson, a traditional company based in Schottland for waxed fabrics
-3 front pockets
-Bar Tacks at stress areas
-Made in Portugal