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Bib overalls and suit jackets

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by tonyb, May 31, 2010.

  1. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

    FB_IMG_1507980102164.jpg This photo is from several years ago, but gives a good view of my Roundhouse overalls. My grandson (who is 16 now) is also wearing Roundhouse overalls.

    Oops. I just noticed that the overalls I'm wearing in this photo are Key brand and not Roundhouse. My apologies for not paying close attention. I will say, however, I did like the Key brand, but switched to Roundhouse due to 1) being America made, and 2) wider selection in sizes.
     
  2. Cap_7597

    Cap_7597 A-List Customer

    Same here with the pocket watch slot, I carry one daily. Hate that it's in the pocket like that. Great idea on sowing it up!!!! You can't use the pocket anyway.

    I'll get shorter! :)

    Have you tried Pointer Brand? They are a little more roomier. And more true to size than RoundHouse. I own mainly this brand. Made right here in TN. They are pricy, but they run sales a lot. Get on their mailing list.

    Alright. Headed to get my needle and thread out! :)


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  3. Cap_7597

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    Haha. It's hard to stop wearing them once you start! :)


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  4. Cap_7597

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    Haven't tried a Key, but yeah, I like that Pointer and RoundHouse are USA made!
    Nice boots! Brand?

    I have a hat similar to that. An Akubra FedIV.

    Great look!!!!




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  5. Big Man

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    The boots are from LL Bean. I've had them for close to 10 years.
     
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  6. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 One Too Many

    Right you are! I was dissapointed with the selection at our local farm supply (Bangledesh & Taiwan Made) so an order has been placed with LC King for a Pointer brand pair. Should see them in about 2 weeks.
     
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  7. Cap_7597

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    Love the Pointers!!! Bangladesh?!?! Didn't know they made them there.

    I got a pair on the way from the Bay, Key Imperial Brand. After seeing Big Man in them, had to find a pair to go with my collection. :)


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  8. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

    on Netflix, "1922," an adaptation of Stephen King's short story, features this style all over the place.
     
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  9. I grew up on Big Smiths, but the Key Imperials are my favorites. I usually find USA mades one as I tend to shop in thrift stores.
     
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  10. Cap_7597

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    Yeah, it took some looking, but I found a USA made pair. You wouldn't know what year they quit making them in US?
    I grew up wearing Liberty. But they don't make them very good anymore.


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  11. Sorry, I don't.
     
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  12. Big Man

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    My criteria for bib overalls:

    1) must be a size big enough (sometimes those are hard to find)
    2) must have a button fly ("real" overalls do not have a zipper fly)
    3) must not have any zipper pockets on the bib (see above)
    4) must have a watch pocket on the bib (people who wear bib overalls should have a pocket watch or no watch at all)
    5) if at all possible, I want my overalls to be American made

    I would really like to find an "open back" pair for summer wear, but so far I haven't found a pair that I like or meet the above criteria.
     
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  13. Michael A

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  14. Cap_7597

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    Great criteria!
    Since I grew up wearing Liberty, I don't mind the zipper pocket, but I do like button fly the best!

    I also like my overalls not only to fit, but be roomy! I have a few pair that are big enough in waist and length, bug snug in the crotch.

    Round House open back go up to 54 waist, I think. But they only come with zipper fly.
    I've never tried an open back, not sure if I would like them or not. No body I knew growing up wore them either. Just not popular in my area I guess. Haha




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  15. Cap_7597

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    Very nice!!! It's pretty cool where they put the watch pocket. Bet they are warm!


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  16. Michael A

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    Yes, very warm. 24 ounce fulled wool. The only problem with the watch pocket placement is that you pretty much have to be standing to check the time.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
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  17. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

    FB_IMG_1509642453826.jpg Did someone say overalls?
     
  18. Michael A

    Michael A Call Me a Cab

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  19. DrMacabre

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    Hi guys, just received my Roundhouse overall, gonna shoot m'self some deer :D

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  20. Cap_7597

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    Looking great!!!


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