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Junya Watanabe's goods, while great, tend to be out of financial reach for many. But here's something he's done that's actually affordable without skipping on the mortgage repayments. 

Watanabe's latest workwear collaboration was done with France's Hervier Productions.

It's a change from his last collection, which saw him work with Le Laboureur. While there's no shortage of workwear inspired products, an authentic workwear company is a rarity as most factories capable of producing such items have closed down.

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Typical workwear clothing is rather boxy and more suited to a '90s rapper than everyday life in 2012.

Thankfully, Watanabe has taken that into consideration, slimming down the sizes and making it suitable to be worn over a suit to the office.

This jacket is made from moleskin canvas, a heavy duty version of canvas that also remains soft to touch. It has a variety of weird and wonderful uses.

The main alternative usage is as a bandage. The second, and more bizarre, is being used to cover parts of the body during nude scenes in films.

At £275, this jacket is far more affordable than most or Watanabe's jackets, which usually cost over a grand. It's the best thing to come out of France since 'A Prophet'. (End, £275)

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