Overalls from the Farm to the Runway

April 6, 2010

Recently I was reading the Single Woman’s DIY Guide and was surprised that one of the first articles was about overalls.  That’s right!  Bib overalls!

A friend who practically lives in bib overalls suggested that I take a look at the new site.  The last thing I expected was an article about overalls.  Surprisingly, the first picture I saw was of a thin as a rail model walking the runway in a pair of overalls.  Maybe there is something to this “Overalls Nation” my neighbor keeps talking about.

With a little time on my hands I made a trip to a local store that specializes in work wear.  I bought a pair of bib overalls.  Actually, I took my neighbor’s advice and bought a pair that are a little too large and were found in the men’s department.  She swears they are more durable even if the fit is off a little.  Maybe that’s the reason she insisted I buy a pair that is really too big and baggy.

I’m now into my third week of wearing overalls to do just about everything.  I will never walk the model’s runway and my overalls are not form fitting, thank God.  However, I have discovered my new uniform.  For anyone who hasn’t given overalls a try, it may be time. 

Let me give you a heads up on this apparel.  Bib overalls can be purchased in a variety of weights, from heavy denim to lighter weight cotton.  Colors?  Pick a color!  Overalls are available in every color you can think of. 

I’m now wondering if this is like the time I bought a Toyota years ago.  I had not seen that many before I bought mine.  Then everywhere I looked I saw Toyotas.  As I drove through our neighborhood the other day I noticed that about half the neighbors were clad in overalls, from the moms to the kids.  We don’t live in a farming community.  None of us are going to walk the runway.  Could it be that overalls have hit the mainstream of fashion?

Must be.  I hear that International Overalls Day is November 20th.  Who would have guessed?


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bibprofessor April 6, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Hi berniehund

I must admit that I was quite surprised and very happy to read your post today, since I am quite sure I know your neighbor and it means that I know 2 overalls fans in the same town, perhaps same street ? and yes, for men and women in all ages, the overalls a little bit too large, baggy is the very best no matter how they look according to conventions, and I believe we are moving towards a kind of “revolution” in making simple comfy life the way to live ! and the way I (yes, it was me together with another overalls “girl” Susan, notquitejunecleaver.com, ) decided the day Nov 20 was just accidentally and then it turns out to be the birthday of many ! please visit my blog bibprofessor.wordpress.com, perhaps we can make an overalls party on your street ?:) overall best wishes from Niels Tromsø, Norway

SinDe April 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Very good! I do recognize you and have called my dearest friend at the beach to confirm. She says to give you her best and is most happy that I wrote about the overalls phenomenon. At the beach with her over Easter we both walked barefoot along the shore in our overalls. She has already converted a number of beach locals. That’s my friend.

Please visit again. I am familiar with your site, Susan’s and Laury’s (?)

Thanks for the visit.

bibprofessor April 7, 2010 at 2:39 am

Hi SinDe thanks, oh, I hope some day I can join you on your beach and walk along with you, it sounds wonderful, and yes, Laury is mostly living in France and have been away on job with special dress codes, so she has been without her overalls in 2 months!:) its funny how you became overalls addict ! Niels

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