Dungarees!

  • SaintTab

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    Jan 30, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    Anyone seen guys rocking dungarees in clubs lately?

    I'm off out in a pair (denim, full length, properly buckled up over a T-shirt) on Saturday night, possibly in Brighton, but don't wanna look weird.

    No been clubbing in a while (was with a guy for 2 years who didn't like going out a lot) and am unsure if they are big on the gay scene or not?

    I don't mind people taking the piss a bit, but have any of you guys noticed anyone rocking them in the clubs of late?

    I hope so, would be nice to think I'm not flying solo on this!

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    Jan 30, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    “Dungarees” is indeed simply another, now antiquated, term for what we call “jeans,” casual trousers made of denim, most often blue in color. The name “dungarees” is a relic of the British colonial presence in India. “Dungri” was the Hindi name of a particular type of thick, durable cotton cloth exported from India to England in the 18th century, originally used to make sails and tents. Eventually “dungri” cloth was pressed into service in the manufacture of work clothes, gained an extra syllable in its name, and became “dungaree.”

    I doubt that if you were to wander into the average American department store today and ask for a pair of “dungarees” that the clerk would know where to look, but while the term has definitely faded on this side of the Atlantic, it seems to have acquired a new meaning in Britain.According to a draft addition to the Oxford English Dictionary dated 2006, “dungaree” over there now means “trousers with a bib held up by shoulder straps,” or what we in the US have been calling “overalls” for the past 150 years.{emphasis added}

    “Jeans,” as in “blue jeans,” has a remarkably simple origin. It’s simply an altered form of the name “Genoa,” in Italy, once an important source of the cloth. Similarly, “denim” is a mutation of “serge de Nimes,” referring to Nimes, France, also an early source of the fabric.

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  • Fable

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    Jan 30, 2013 5:37 PM GMT
    no one wears dungarees. Brighton.... you'd probably fit in though.
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    Jan 30, 2013 5:46 PM GMT
    Hey OP, do you mean this?

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    or this?


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    Jan 30, 2013 5:55 PM GMT
    Blue jeans were called dungarees when I was a kid in the US in the 1950s. Jeans and Levis didn't become popular as their name until the '60s. Until then they were mostly for boys as play clothes, and workmen to wear on the job, and for doing chores around the house, mowing the lawn, etc. They weren't yet a daily street item for most teens & adults, and certainly not a fashion statement. In many US public schools for most of the '60s students couldn't wear them in class, nor "sneakers" for that matter, the predecessor of the jogging shoe.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 30, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    I've never seen anyone rocking dungarees but if it's what you like to wear then wear it.
  • kew1

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    Jan 30, 2013 6:07 PM GMT
    meninlove said Hey OP, do you mean this?

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    He's in the UK, so yes, these.
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    Jan 30, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    Not everyone can rock dungarees:

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  • SaintTab

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    Jan 30, 2013 7:01 PM GMT
    Yes, I mean the jeans with a bib and straps.
    I think they call them overalls in America!

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    Jan 30, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    Overalls are ugly.
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    Jan 30, 2013 7:56 PM GMT
    I have an awesome Marc Jacobs pair that I'm wearing in one of my profile pics. The bib part zips off and they turn into regular pants.
  • SaintTab

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    Jan 30, 2013 7:57 PM GMT
    I like them a lot. So cool.
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    Jan 30, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
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    Jan 30, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
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    Feb 01, 2013 1:12 AM GMT
    Ya'll really don't read, do you.icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Timbales

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    Feb 01, 2013 1:20 AM GMT
    I remember back in the 80's I had a pair of Guess acid washed overalls. Good times.
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    Feb 01, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    Yeah, not hip in the US at all now.

    I wear them at the farm to work in. As Gaia intended.
  • JackDoyle

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    Feb 01, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    haha icon_biggrin.gif

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    Feb 01, 2013 2:58 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    showme saidAs Gaia intended.

    The interesting thing is that your throat goes through a form of the same action as the penis does, and for much of the same reason. It begins with a general tightening of the muscles--then the pathway becomes rigid in preparation for the fluid to be shot through it at alarming speed.....


    Who's throwing up, you or me? icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 01, 2013 2:59 AM GMT
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  • JackDoyle

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    Feb 01, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    I've seen lots of girls wearing them around the place, no guys though
    these guys pull them off!! icon_razz.gif

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    you'd have to be brave to wear them though! probably get a lot of looks
  • MikeW

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    Feb 01, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidNot everyone can rock dungarees:

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    icon_eek.gif Now THAT brings back some farm-boy memories. icon_twisted.gif
  • MikeW

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    Feb 01, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    Cash saidimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcTrhGNnuB_QctKqSE697Fr

    Yeah. That's what I look like in cut-offs. Only 30 years older.

















    NOT!
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    Feb 01, 2013 4:05 AM GMT
    My silly overalls story:

    In 1977 I had a pair of white overalls with shoulder straps, like painters have. Only mine were much trimmer and lighter weight, not work grade, and they actually snugged in at the small waist I had at the time [SIGH], very form fitting, almost feminine, and they had slightly belled legs.

    I wanted to wear them to a John Denver concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC one evening. But I had to do a college internship stint at CBS corporate headquarters at "Black Rock" that same afternoon, so first I got permission to wear the overalls with a T-shirt up to the Media Relations office where I worked, breaking corporate dress code, so I could go directly to the concert afterwards.

    But around 4 my boss suddenly told me an unscheduled meeting had been called to review the pre-print "dummy" of the annual shareholders report before it was published. It was a Corporate VP-level meeting, but my boss was attending as Director of Media Relations because his office would be fielding inquiries from the Press after its release, and he wanted me there as his assistant.

    I tried to get out of it, being dressed like a painter. But he insisted, so in I went to this huge boardroom with all the suits, about 12 of them. My boss explained my unconventional appearance as due to the concert, and made it sound like I had some official CBS function there, which satisfied the VPs.

    The room was mid-70s hi-tech, all smooth wood paneled but with hidden electric sliding panels that revealed TV monitors and projection screens, as the VP for Shareholder Relations, the chair of the group, wowed us with a multi-media presentation of how great CBS Inc had done the previous fiscal year. Then the paper dummies of the proposed shareholder report were passed out around the large polished table at which I sat.

    I'd never seen it before, so while the suits went around the table with business I quickly scanned it. My boss finally had his turn for comments, and then surprisingly he asked for MY thoughts.

    ME??? I'm a college intern. Yeah, maybe I'm an Army Officer on academic leave from active duty to complete my degree, but I'm sitting here in white overalls, and you want me to address these CBS Vice Presidents? About a shareholder report I've never seen before? Something I know nothing about?

    But I took the bait, and began to list all the problems I saw with the report. Figures that didn't match the graphs, contradictions in the narrative, omissions that should have explained a drop in shareholder dividends due to a major acquisition of Fawcett Publications, and the rather questionable purchase of the Hammond Organ company.

    The silence was deafening. Finally the meeting got moving again, and adjourned. Back in his office the Director said to me:

    "What the Hell were you doing in there?"

    "Well, you asked me to comment, and I did."

    "I've never seen anyone rip open a Vice President like you did to him. His guts were all over the table. You know his career is on the skids now?"

    "Well, I didn't mean..."

    "The Hell you didn't. Where did you learn to do that?"

    "Well, the Army, I guess. Our briefings can be pretty no-holds-barred."

    "And you really never saw that shareholders report until we went in there?"

    "No, how could I? I scanned it during the meeting."

    "Incredible! Well, you've got a job with me when you graduate."

    But I didn't. I went to the John Denver concert that night in white overalls, but when I graduated in 1978 I went to US Army Berlin Brigade, Germany. I might have gotten out of it, and taken his offer, but I loved the Army more than I trusted the uncertainty of the civilian job market, and maybe my own skills within it.

    But I still can't see a pair of overalls, no matter what their color, without being reminded of what might have been, if I had taken the CBS offer and turned my back on the Army. icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 01, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
    JackDoyle said

    you'd have to be brave BUILT to wear them though!


    Fixed.