My only overalls ATM are insulated for winter, therefore hidden deep in the closet.
But... This song came up randomly in iTunes as I started making my daughter's birthday cake and I think it needs to get posted in this thread:
Dirty Overhalls Words and Music by Woody Guthrie
Well, the guns of war have roared
And the bombs and shells have fallen
The war clouds they rumbled as they rolled.
I was a soldier in the fight
And we fought till we won;
My uniform's my dirty overalls.
This piece of land that I stand on
Is my battlefield and home;
My plow and my hoe is my gun.
Clothes don't make no difference at all
We are workers and fighters all;
My uniform's my dirty overalls.
Well, I'll give you my sweat
I'll give you my blood
And I'll give you your bread and your wine.
Before I'd be any man's slave,
I would rot down in my grave.
And you can lay me down in my dirty overalls.
Well, we settled here to stay
and I'll stick here all my days;
I'll keep marchin' in my dirty overalls.
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I need to know when hippies started wearing overalls.
There's a Sprouts market in a yuppie college town about two hours from me. Too far to shop there regularly, but they have loss-leader pricing at any given time on four or five fruits and vegetables, so it's always worth it to stop in when we're there on other business. Today they had 99-cent canteloupes and pineapples, fifty-cent mangos, fifty-cent yellow bell peppers, and a few other great deals of that sort.
So I'm in there in my Key overalls (pretty much my daily casual wear) with my little upright cart of fruits and veg, when this professionally-dressed woman rushes up to me waving an organic butternut squash. In a completely charming and friendly tone she said "You look like a hippie; maybe you can tell me how to cook this!"
I'm not a huge squash fan but I gave her a quick spiel about cutting it in half and roasting it, which is what she was considering doing anyway. After a few more friendly words she went on her way. And I was left bemused. Does "hippie" mean something different these days than it did when I was a kid back in the early 1970s? Because back then, this look was sorta "Okie from Muscogie" square. Does wearing overalls and gardening without chemicals make you a hippie in 2014? And since when did we turn to hippies for advice on cooking squash, anyway?
I was so bemused I made my sister-in-law take a quick phonecam shot of hippie me:
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posted 6 years ago
Dan Boone wrote:I need to know when hippies started wearing overalls
I have a feeling that adults in overalls may be a bit of an American phenomenon?
Us hippie kids wore a lot of brown corduroy overalls in the 70's,
But the grownups were pretty self-conscious about appropriate 'groovy threads'
and overalls may well have been a bit...practical
Thanks for the tip on the Key overalls. I ordered the wrong size in Dickies, so I replaced them with Key brand overalls based on the mentions on this thread. I'm VERY happy with them. Having worn dickies for the past couple of years, I really do like these a lot better. My phone actually fits in the front pocket, and the Epi pens fit perfectly on the side. The only thing they are missing is dirt, grease, and a little sawdust in the pockets!