Released Denim Workwear Jacket...Courtesy of Prisoner #48912
Design - This rare piece of prison workwear from Switzerland is made of one of the most covetable denims ever. This great jacket features two front flap pockets, with the left pocket being adorned by an aluminum prisoner serial number. It has the Swiss cross engraved into it along with the prisoners serial number #48912 and either the letter or number O/0. On the back it reads "Lupress K.V.M patent". It has five aluminum donut buttons up the front.
It is belted in the back in a unique way...by sturdy drawstrings that can be pulled from the inside to "cinch" the back. The belt back meets with two brass belt holders on each side. There are a couple of small repairs on the front of the jacket and at the bend of the collar, surely made by the inmate himself. The sleeves are cuffed and button with the same donut buttons.
I swear this jacket is so sturdy it could survive for another century. Such a great piece from both a history and workwear perspective!
Material - Sturdy, rough and tough light blue denim, aluminum donut buttons.
Maker - Issued to prisoners by the Swiss Army. The only marks are the numbers '48 stenciled on the inside (along with another unreadable number above it) and the markings on the prisoner serial button mentioned above.
*Please double all measurements except length and sleeve
Arm pit to arm pit - 21"
Waist - 20" (made to be open)
Length - 29"
Sleeve- 24 1/2"
Condition - This jacket is in great sturdy vintage condition. It's has minimal condition issues for a work jacket from this period, including a few repairs on the front of the jacket and the collar. It comes to you in clean, ready-to-wear vintage condition.
A truly fantastic piece of prisoner work wear to add to your vintage wardrobe!
Model - Christopher Baniaga
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