Hand Woven French Rustic Indigo Dyed Linen Fabric Made Hunting Jacket

Hand Woven French Rustic Indigo Dyed Linen Fabric Made Hunting Jacket




Early 20th Century Antique Hand Woven French Rustic Indigo Dyed Linen Fabric Made Hunting Jacket 





This hunting jacket is made of an antique indigo-dyed linen fabric grown in France in the early 1900s, processed into fiber, spun into yarn, and woven on a manual loom.











Loose, textured, rustic yarn. The opposite of the fine quality and luxurious image of the name “linen,” it is a thick-boned, wild, and bare-bones linen.











This manual loom fabric, which retains a rustic feel, has the strength characteristic of old linen. This antique fabric still has a slightly reddish indigo color, although there are a few color spots due to sunlight and dirt.














The motif is a hunting jacket from a time when hunting was still a luxury hobby. This is a jacket from a time when the pursuit of high functionality and high performance left behind many of the things that modern hunting wear, composed of synthetic fibers, zippers and velcro, has discarded.











It is one of those rare pieces that was not mass-produced in a factory but tailored to order by a tailor, and has unusual specifications: the game pocket for hunting game was not made, and the left chest pocket is a box pocket without a flap.














The original owner was probably someone who did not need to carry the game himself (someone who could have his servants or subordinates carry it for him), or someone who hunted only large four-legged animals such as deer and boar, rather than hunting small hares and fowl that could fit in the game pockets. Hunting large four-legged animals was more gamey than hunting hares and other game, and for a long time was a hunt reserved for the aristocracy.












In France, hunting as a leisure activity and sport is second only to soccer in popularity.

More than 1.2 million people (mostly men) hold hunting licenses, which is equivalent to about 5% of all French men over the age of 16 who are eligible for a hunting license, second only to the 2.2 million soccer enthusiasts and larger than the 1.1 million tennis enthusiasts.











Hunting used to be a pastime for the privileged and wealthy, such as the aristocracy, and a luxurious pastime for ordinary people other than hunters who hunted as a way of earning a living. However, with the passage of time, hunting gradually became widely enjoyed in the modern era.











The most popular of all Vintage buttons, these buttons were used on French hunting jackets, where one button was equivalent to two Big Macs. A variety of materials and animal motifs are randomly selected and sewn on.














It has a face with an impact, with twice as many buttons lined up at intervals as normal.











The buttons, with their slightly peeling paint and dull colors, are imprinted with the traces of a long time.











The buttonholes are made of linen cord, hand-stitched with a tasteful touch. The shimmering effect of hand-stitching creates a flavor that cannot be achieved with a sewing machine.











The rounded, flat pattern is inspired by old French hunting jackets, and the look of the slightly larger collar has a unique atmosphere.











The back collar is made of vintage black chambray fabric with fine stitching.











Hand-stitched linen collar sewn to the body to accentuate the collar when it is turned up.











This is a tailoring technique often used in old French tailoring jackets, where the shoulder line runs down the back. The shoulders are made of a bias fabric, which makes it easier to move and gives a softer look to the shoulders. The front of the garment also has a loosely curved hem that creates a three-dimensional bulge when worn.











The round shape and bulge of the inner pocket are tasteful.














Sleeves that curve along the shape of the arm. The jacket, tailored in a three-dimensional pattern that follows the basics of tailoring, not only has the functionality of being made for hunting, but is also full of the spirit of French esprit, beauty, and strength.











The pockets are lined and double-layered, and the inside is scooped and sewn to the body by hand to create  plump, textured form.











The stitchwork on the back is accented with vintage linen cords carefully stitched to create a cross motif.














The patch is used to repair damaged parts of the fabric, which is unique to antique fabrics, and to accentuate the attractiveness of the fabric.











The rustic cotton broadcloth lining has just the right amount of tension and wrinkle, and the rustic look of the yarn is appealing.











Hand work on the lining and around the hem. The natural disorder of the stitches, which are painstakingly sewn into the fabric by hand, is the crystallization of time giving a rich flavor.














The face is old, but new, with the warmth of handwork canceled out.










Size 2

Shoulder width = 45cm 

Bust = 57cm (underarm)

Sleeve length = 60cm

Dress length = 72cm

Made in France / Japan

Outer Fabric = Antique Hand Woven Indigo Dyed Linen / Linen 100%

Lining Fabric = Indian Rustic Cotton Broad Cloth / Cotton 100%

Button      = Vintage Animal Relief Button (Random Choice)

                     & Antique Fabric Covered Button






Early 20th Century Antique Hand Woven French Rustic Indigo Dyed Linen Fabric Made Hunting Jacket

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