A.Lafont

Lafont is currently the most beautiful workwear company who was born with the industrial boom of the 19th Century. The ongoing success is supported by its current leadership in the French market. The famous overalls, straight out of Lafont workshops in Villefranche-sur-Saône, is called “bib and brace 406” by insiders. Its tailoring is well thought by experts who know how to observe the practices of users. It have successfuly survived many eras, seduced filmmakers, actors, designers, all over the world. It was on stage with Coluche, then in the movie The Party (1980) with Sophie Marceau. Diverted and revisited, The overalls is an original wardrobe basic in the closet.

Fifty-years before Levi’s, Lafont invented the blue carpenter’s jacket, called “The Coltin Jacket”, worn by Jean Gabin in The Human Beast (1938) and, more recently, by Pharrell Williams in Freedom. This industrial savoir-faire with a futuristic twist, dressed successive generations of artisans with all-terrain, undeformable, practical and solid garments.

Workwear Manufacturer since 1844

Established in 1844 in Villefranche-sur-Saône (France), Lafont is the inventor of workwear. This long visionary tradition now gives the French brand a recognized know-how and a incomparable reputation. For 174 years, the company has been at the forefront of technological innovations to guarantee professionals users full safety at work by the use of comfortable, technical, functional and durable garments. Particular attention had been paid to the style and the ergonomics of the creations, designed jointly in the workshops and the research and development department based at the Rhone headquarters.

www.a-lafont.com

Workwear Manufacturer since 1844

Established in 1844 in Villefranche-sur-Saône (France), Lafont is the inventor of workwear. This long visionary tradition now gives the French brand a recognized know-how and a incomparable reputation. For 174 years, the company has been at the forefront of technological innovations to guarantee professionals users full safety at work by the use of comfortable, technical, functional and durable garments. Particular attention had been paid to the style and the ergonomics of the creations, designed jointly in the workshops and the research and development department based at the Rhone headquarters.

www.a-lafont.com

«Lafont 1844 by Louis-Marie de Castelbajac»

A creative hyphen between timelessness and modernity

The meeting between Lafont and Louis-Marie isn’t a coincidence, it matches with a renewed interest in the workwear, linked to a need for roots and authenticity. On the top of market trends, Louis-Marie de Castelbajac was born in the melting pot of creation. His universe is as vast as his passions and his curiosity. Using multiple mediums to convey his ideas, this multifaceted entrepreneurial artist connects his numerous projects by his ability to assimilate a story, a DNA and to reinterpret them stylishly, in a universe based on spirit, style and, above all, authenticity. For the first time, Lafont gets a foothold in the ready-to-wear market with a collection that juxtaposes the brand universes: originality, creativity, colour, quality of the material and the manufacture, combining héritage and savoir-faire.

Style & design

Reinvented traditional clothing, with modern colors and details that make the difference…

Tradition & authenticity

Timeless pieces in high quality materials that we keep forever.

Heritage & expertise

A unique know-how : our clothes respect traditions of Lafont Workwear.

Louis-Marie de Castelbajac

“Passionate about utilitarian clothing, in particular by his way of conveying a message halfway between poetry and urbanism, I had the pleasure of meeting Lafont a year ago. The idea of our collaboration is really to create something between timelessness, authenticity and also, modernity. It was a delight to discover its factories and its artisanal craftmanship, to find that all this knowledge was still spirited, and that it is shared via the clothes that we celebrate.”

Louis-Marie