overalls

An overall is a type of garment which usually used as protective clothing when working. Overalls have sometimes been items of fashion, especially in the 1990s. By analogy with protective clothing, technical students started wearing overalls to specific events in Sweden and later in Finland, and later the practice spread to all students. Some people call an overall a "pair of overalls" by analogy with "pair of trousers".

Bib-and-brace (Dungaree)

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Bib and brace overall
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Construction worker wearing bib-and-brace overall.
These are trousers with an attached front patch covering the chest and with attached braces (called suspenders in the USA) which go over the shoulders. Some people use the word "overall" for this garment only and not for a boilersuit. In British English such a garment is usually called a pair of dungarees.

Bib overalls are usually made of blue denim and often have riveted pockets, similar to those on blue jeans. Bib overalls have long been associated with rural men in the U.S. South and Midwest, especially farmers and railroad workers. They are often worn with plaid flannel shirts, long johns or a red union suit underneath, or with a T-shirt or no shirt at all in warmer weather. Since the 1960s, different colors and patterns of bib overalls have been increasingly worn by young people of both sexes, often with one of the straps worn loose or unfastened along the side and under the arm.

Etymology of "dungaree"

The term "dungaree" was associated with a coarse undyed calico fabric that was produced and sold in a region near Dongari Killa (also called Fort George) in Bombay (now Mumbai) in India. The cloth was cheap and often poorly woven. As such, it was used by the poorer classes for clothing and by various navies as a sail cloth. Sailors often re-used old sails to make clothes. In time, the name of the cloth came to also mean an item of clothing made out of it. [1][2]

Military overall

In the British Army, male Officers' mess dress in most regiments includes a pair of very tight wool trousers which extend above the waist and are worn with braces.

Shortalls



Shortalls are a type of overalls in which the legs of the garment resemble those of shorts. The word itself is a contraction of these two words. They are often worn during the Summer and had their latest popularity peak in the mid 1990s. Today popularity is increasing again for shortalls. Also seen now are skirtalls which are like shortalls except that the bottom of the garment resembles a skirt.

Boilersuit

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Boilersuit coverall
This is sometimes called a coverall. In American English, it is nearly always referred to as "coveralls". It is a one-piece garment with full-length sleeves and legs like a jumpsuit, but usually less tight-fitting. Its main feature is that it has no gap between jacket and trousers or between lapels, and no loose jacket tails. It often has a long thin pocket down the outside of the right thigh to hold long tools. It usually has a front fastening extending the whole length of the front of the body up to the throat, with no lapels. It may be fastened with buttons, a zipper, velcro, or snap fasteners. Boilersuits with an attached hood are available.

Boilersuits may be so called because of them being worn by men working on or around coal-fired boilers.

Uses of boilersuits

Coveralls are most often worn as protective clothing over "street" clothes at work. They are sometimes also worn directly over shirt and underclothes.

Coveralls called student overalls are used by university students in some Scandinavian countries as a sort of party-uniform, with insignia on the back and color varying with program and university. It is also practice to customize the coverall in a variety of ways, including adding a large number of patches, and exchanging parts of the suit with other students.

The French police unit called CRS use boilersuits as uniforms.

A dark blue coverall is the current working uniform of the U.S. Navy, with the owner's name and "U.S. Navy" on the chest, and rank insignia on the collar points. In the US Navy submarine force, these are called "poopie suits".

Similar coveralls in olive drab (and more recently, desert tan) are also used by the crews of armored fighting vehicles in the US Army and Marine Corps, where the men and also their overalls are sometimes called "CVCs", an abbreviation of "Combat Vehicle Crewman".

In car racing and drag racing, boilersuits normally made of a fireproof material such as Nomex or wool are used.

Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, commonly wears boilersuits during concerts.

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Suspenders or braces are clothing accessories.

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Suspenders or braces are clothing accessories.

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