BEN HARRIS: BOATBUILDER DUNGAREES

 
 

Brief:

  • Workwear for traditional wooden boat building
  • Protective against dust, putty and paint
  • Flexible and comfortable for clambering around the frame
  • Strength and durability is paramount, especially when lifting big pieces of raw wood
  • Function is of the upmost importance, but a hint of smart style would be nice too...
 
Tea Break
 

Solution:

A hardy pair of boatbuilding dungarees tailored to Ben. A design evolved from Ben’s previous, failed workwear and, with Alva in mind, constructed along the lines inspired by the quay punts of Falmouth.

 
Frame
 

Materials:

  • Heavy 12oz duck canvas
  • Re-appropriated canvas Seaman’s kit bag
  • 2mm vegetable tanned shoulder leather
  • Heavy duty elastic webbing
  • YKK Nylon coil zip
  • Stainless steel hardware
 
Shavings
 
  • Features:
  • Adjustable, quick release straps
  • Tapered leg with bottom zip
  • Leather bound vulnerable edges
  • Rivet and bar tack reinforcement
  • Protective leg panels with quilted reinforcement
  • x1 front pocket
  • x1 knife pocket
  • x1 hidden phone pocket
  • x1 back pocket
  • x2 hip pockets
 
Plane
 

Photography:  Victoria May Harrison

 
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