Blue Suede Waistcoat

This wonderful piece of workwear by the iconic R.M. Williams (Longhorn Brand) probably dates to the 1930s or 1940s. (If some R.M. Williams enthusiasts can give me accurate dating info, I’d be glad to hear it.)

It’s made of blue suede leather, with white leather piping to the outer seams, pockets and buttonholes. The buttons are leather “football” style. It’s lined in lovely heavy rugged brown woolen material. A real piece of work, from the days when workwear was made functional, but with style and appearance always in mind – unlike the shapeless sacks and poor quality materials of much of the workwear on offer today …

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