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[Luxus+ MAGAZINE] Workwear, from work clothers to real luxury clothing

[Luxus+ MAGAZINE] Workwear, from work clothers to real luxury clothing

Workwear has become a real source of inspiration for designers and stylists and is now part of the ultimate look in luxury ready-to-wear. How these professional clothes, originally designed for specific uses and jobs, have become one of the most adopted trends over time. Here is the evolution of the most iconic workwear pieces.

 

Dungarees, the iconic workwear

 

Long gone are the days when overalls were only worn by construction professionals. Created as workwear in 1844, it didn’t take long for this piece to become ubiquitous in the unisex wardrobe.

 

The piece was first imagined by the Lyon-based Louis Lafont, then perfected and patented in 1896 by his grandson. At that time, it was nicknamed “largeot”, to take the name of “406” before being recovered by Levi Strauss.

 

The founder of Levi’s revisits the dungarees to his taste and in jeans of course. From then on, it is the industrial revolution of the XXth century for the dressing of the professionals: true uniform of the workers, it is adopted in mass in the car companies, the agriculture, the working world…

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