Made from heavyweight, natural, unbleached,
close-weave, pre-shrunk cotton drill which will wear and wash, wear and wash, year in, year out. Keeps out the dust, yet lets moisture evaporate for natural comfort. Eliminates the sweaty, clingy, clammy feel of
nylon or other artificial fibres!
A full length metal zip from hem to neck making for easy putting on and taking off. No more struggling with pulling overalls over your head! NB: It seems that in
some countries, zips are gender-specific. Not in Europe! All our zips have the tag on the left "rack".
Velcro closures on the wrist to allow them to be cinched closed to keep shavings out, or released for
ventilation and freedom of movement. Forget itchy elasticated or knitted cuffs, picking up chips and shavings!
Two large patch pockets on the rear mean you can keep all your dusters and polishing
cloths to hand, yet be free of the tyranny of pockets full of shavings. No chance to get these pockets caught up in machinery, knobs, levers etc. either. Safety is the workshop watchword.
A stand-up collar with wrap-over front secured by a Velcro closure to keep flying shavings out of your shirt-front. Isn't it amazing where the shavings end up otherwise?
Although the fabric is pre-shrunk, we would recommend a cool wash cycle as this is real cotton and will shrink further if washed at a high temerature.
And appreciate the sort of attention to detail that adds a Velcro tab on the left shoulder so that the collar wrap-over, when open, can be safely and comfortably turned back clear of the chin and neck.
As to quality, these smocks were tested with a wide range of other protective clothing produced for the woodturner's
use. Whilst the full results of the final 'test to destruction' had to be suppressed for 'political' reasons, we can report
that the only garment which survived the rigours of the test was this smock. Yes, that's quality.