Yarmouth Oilskins Hooded Smock
Yarmouth Stores have manufactured oilskin clothing for well over 100 years, originally the go to workwear for English fishermen, the merchant navy, agricultural workers and miners. Originally garments were made in calico cotton then oilskin dressing was applied by hand in their factory in Great Yarmouth. It’s documented that in 1953 the factory would produce around 2000 oilskin garments per week.
The pattern for the Hooded Smock is taken directly from the company archive. When choosing fabric for the recreation, a modern lightweight waxed fabric, not available when it was originally created, was selected which perfectly suited the jacket. The fabric is produced by one of Britain’s oldest wax cloth mills , this emulsified wax finish cloth is lightweight breathable and weather repellent. It offers a soft tumbled appearance, keeping all the character of natural cotton. A beautiful patina will develop over time and get better and better.
Made in the Yarmouth Oilskins factory in Great Yarmouth, Great Britain
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Made in Great Yarmouth, Great Britain
Yarmouth Oilskins has designed and manufactured quality workwear garments to the highest standards in Great Yarmouth, Great Britain for over 100 years.
Today, we still create our collection in the same factory using traditional methods using many of our original patterns. We have a team of 20 craftspeople, many of whom have been with us for 25 years.
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