The work jacket is a five-button number, fairly short and mostly straight in the body, and a casual all-rounder. It has a collar of middling size, with gently rounded points, which is cut such that it caresses the neck when up, but sits pleasingly proud and round when down. No sloppy concavity here.
The buttons on the jacket are horn, and are dark in colour and matte in finish and large in size. Being as these buttons are only a step or two from nature, each is different to the next, in terms of shade, marking, and hue. They are each anchored by a little matching backing button at the back.
The jacket has what looks like a classic set-in sleeve, such as you might expect on most jackets of this type ...
... but on further examination, it is evidently anything but. The sleeve is partially open, see, at the armpit. This is entirely hidden from view when arms at ease, of course — but nevertheless, it's a kind of cutting-edge-in-1890 source of ventilation for an otherwise doughty and durable jacket.
The jacket has many pockets — some more obvious than others. The main pockets are large, spanning almost the entire front. They're best thought of as buckets for all and every belonging, and the insouciant stuffing of hands. Firm little stitches, here and there, help keep everything in check.
There is a chest pocket on the right, mirrored on the left by the stitching of an internal pocket (which, sandwiched between the two layers of the jacket, is accessible only by digging around, and is thus best thought of as two-thirds secret.) Both are strengthened at points of wear and tear with bar-tacks.
There's also a pocket — a jetted one, this time — on the inside of the jacket. This one is just the right size for mobiles and plastic cards. It makes for five pockets in total, which is about three-eighths of the jacket's surface area.
There are button-tabs at the sides of the jacket, at waist height, for adjusting the fit. Some like it boxy, some like some shape: the work jacket tries its best to satisfy all.
The sleeves are a standard sort of width, but they taper sharply at the elbow and fasten snugly around the wrist with gusset-type cuffs.
The back of the work jacket is lined, halfway down, with the cotton sail-canvas. This double-layer of cloth, here and elsewhere, makes for a sturdy and hard-wearing barrier from the wind and rain. It also keeps the internal workings of the jacket out of sight, and thus ensures the inside is as tidy as the outside.
The cloth is a canvas, with all of the bobbliness that that entails. It is 12oz in weight, which is moderate, but after weaving it is washed with some rigour, and is thus much softer in handle and drape than you'd expect. No stiff-as-cardboard canvas, this, then: a soft, pliant wearing-experience awaits.