Filter

Workwear

During the industrial revolution in the second half of the 19th century many agricultural jobs were replaced with work in industry. Along with these new professions came a need for new types of durable, rugged clothes. The resulting workwear was made from materials that were able to be produced on mass in new factories. Along with pieces produced for military contracts, in the post-war years workwear began to be adopted as casual everyday wear. Clothing originally designed for the likes of miners, engineers, railway workers and cowboys became and continues to be popular.