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I used to wear donkey jackets a lot, but only whilst at work when I worked in the coal mines. They originally had orange pvc on the shoulders with NCB on them, and after privatisation they changed to yellow with British Coal on them. We also got issued with a longer hooded version for when it was really cold. My normal attire was usually orange shorts and t shirt with reflective strips on them, as it was f###ing boiling most of the time, I probably wouldn't have looked out of place at a rave or house party in the 90's.
I usually fancy myself pretty tough, but you and coal mining may be a little tougher.
I used to wear donkey jackets a lot, but only whilst at work when I worked in the coal mines. They originally had orange pvc on the shoulders with NCB on them, and after privatisation they changed to yellow with British Coal on them. We also got issued with a longer hooded version for when it was really cold. My normal attire was usually orange shorts and t shirt with reflective strips on them, as it was f###ing boiling most of the time, I probably wouldn't have looked out of place at a rave or house party in the 90's.
I tip my hat to you mate, coal mining sounds like a honest days work.
 

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I usually fancy myself pretty tough, but you and coal mining may be a little tougher.

I tip my hat to you mate, coal mining sounds like a honest days work.
Yea I did 21 years, although I was an electrical engineer and not an actual miner, but we all mucked in together if need be.
 

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Yea I did 21 years, although I was an electrical engineer and not an actual miner, but we all mucked in together if need be.
Electrician is great work too. I always figure you can be needed anywhere worldwide as an Electrician. Respect.
 

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Electrician is great work too. I always figure you can be needed anywhere worldwide as an Electrician. Respect.
I now do a much easier and healthier job teaching electrical engineering to industry, no donkey jacket req'd. Almost a Phil Collins record name there.?
 

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I now do a much easier and healthier job teaching electrical engineering to industry, no donkey jacket req'd. Almost a Phil Collins record name there.?
Teacher now!? Your an inspiration for me. That sounds like the text book way to do it to me
 

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I worked on the Thames Barrier project between 1978-1981. All site workers were issued with donkey jackets and on night shifts everyone wore them. As management, but at the sharp end on site, I was given the option of a donkey jacket or a nasty nylon coat. I chose the donkey jacket but later changed to the nylon one which was waterproof and needed as my job involved walking around the large site in all conditions. Senior management in the offices wanted us junior guys not to wear the donkey jackets as it was a means of distancing ourselves from ' the workers' ! I wish I had that donkey jacket now. May be a collectors item.
 

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Has anyone had a jacket inner re-lined ? If so how much did it cost exc material.

I've seen a Harrington jacket in Next UK instore for £55. I've tried on various Harrington jackets before from Barracuta, Real Hoxton, Ben Sherman etc but the Next one has the best fit for me.

The only thing I don't like about the Next Harrington jacket is that it doesn't have tartan lining. Just wondered how much it would cost to have it relined by a local tailor. Just the body not the inner sleeves. Or maybe theres a cheaper solution.

Next Harrington Jacket
 

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Has anyone had a jacket inner re-lined ? If so how much did it cost exc material.

I've seen a Harrington jacket in Next UK instore for £55. I've tried on various Harrington jackets before from Barracuta, Real Hoxton, Ben Sherman etc but the Next one has the best fit for me.

The only thing I don't like about the Next Harrington jacket is that it doesn't have tartan lining. Just wondered how much it would cost to have it relined by a local tailor. Just the body not the inner sleeves. Or maybe theres a cheaper solution.

Next Harrington Jacket
One of the lads on here has mentioned having his tartan lining replaced - was it @cerneabbas ? - so he might be able to recommend where he had it done and he might even have kept his old tartan that you could use?
 

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Has anyone had a jacket inner re-lined ? If so how much did it cost exc material.

I've seen a Harrington jacket in Next UK instore for £55. I've tried on various Harrington jackets before from Barracuta, Real Hoxton, Ben Sherman etc but the Next one has the best fit for me.

The only thing I don't like about the Next Harrington jacket is that it doesn't have tartan lining. Just wondered how much it would cost to have it relined by a local tailor. Just the body not the inner sleeves. Or maybe theres a cheaper solution.

Next Harrington Jacket

I have seen those Next Harringtons ,great quality and a good fit , no baggy arms . I recall there being no tartan lining but considering the lining is rarely seen , l don't think it is a problem . Baracuta claim they got permission from the Fraser Clan to use their tartan as a lining but l doubt very much all those other generic brands of Harrington ever approached the Stewart Clan to use their tartan . .and considering the current monarch claims to be Head of the House of Stewart , l guess they would need the permission of the Queen . .
 

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... considering the current monarch claims to be Head of the House of Stewart...
Just an excursus here. Henry, bother of Charles Edward Stewart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) and last legitimate Stewart claimant to the throne, died without an heir. He bequeathed all his rights and privileges to the House of Hannover, hence the reining monarch is Chief of the Clan Stewart.
 

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