I know I could flat out ask him...but this will be more fun.
What brand 'bibs' does Steve Jelf wear? (No fair answering, Steve)
I like 'bibs' because my pants don't fall down when I am reaching up overhead for something and when my butt scooches over the floor on my back I don't get floor burns
Steve always looks so good in his bibs...his tools here and there...with a jacket or his work coat on top the bibs work too and his shoulders always work in 'bibs'.
Me on the other hand always have the bib part want to ride up and make me look like the Lone Ranger when I'm sitting and trying to work close on something...my last try was 'Union' brand, and they worked pretty good but still the upper 'bib' feels too big for a 5-7...215 pounder with no butt and a 27" inseam.
I've tried numerous other 'bibs' but they all have something a tad off...
I have come to the conclusion that it is probably my watermelon shape where Steve is relatively slim...but before cast in stone I'd like to try a few more makes...
On the other hand, someone built like me who is really a cross between a watermelon and a 'lope' and who has found a good 'bib' solution please sing out.
What ever brand is on sale.
Hint, I found out the are Not OshGosh?
Many years ago Oshkosh went yuppie and quit making adult sizes. Since then I've been using the ones imported from Okieland.
I usually were the coveralls given to me when I was working with things that go BOOM in the navy they are still very serviceable and the price is right!
This is a good question for Bud DeLong, 'cause he really likes his "bibs", and he's close to being the same size as George.
What do you think, Bud? Just wondering...
In my closet hangs a pair of the blue and white pin strip train engineer overalls I used to wear skiing in the 80s in the Sierra. There's about a half dozen lift tickets still hanging from the tool loop on the right leg.
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Keith,I have worn Round House for many years! I remember Francis Hudson who used to wear bibs to church and i thought it funny! Now after 44 radiation treatments i wear bibs! Yes i have new ones for formal wear weddings,funerals,and such! Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
I'd like to wear them but my wife says no.
Have buy mine online no one around here carries them and if they do they want shiny penny for them
My grandfather wore his bibs religiously, everyday. And at his request, he was wearing his bibs in his funeral service.
My question is - Does each pair come with a color coded "Tape Measure"?
Steve just kiddin! Glad to see you made it to Califunny. How was the Swap meet in Bakerstown?
I saw a pair of Pointer brand bibs on a fellow at a party recently. He said he bought them somewhere in Virginia. I'd love a pair like them.
Allan from down under.
I wear Reeds all the time, wife says they make me look old and fat, I told her I am old and fat! KGB
I'm 5'-9" tall and weigh 240, so my shape is similar to George's. I bought a pair of Round House overalls (my Dad called them "overhauls") while on a Model T tour several years back and wore them occasionally. A year or two ago, I bought some Big Smith ones from Wal-Mart, $30. Then I bought 2 more and wear them all the time. I've noticed that my shirts don't get nearly so dirty when working in the shop.
I really like how handy they are, with all those little pockets in the bib. I keep my cell phone in one and a small credit card/ID card case in another. That frees up the bigger pockets in the legs for other stuff, such as a pocket knife, keys, and folding money in a clip.
You've all heard the saying, "handy as a pocket on a shirt." Several pockets on a bib are even better.
I was "cured" from wear "bibs" back in the 70's while working in a pipe shop. The bib worked like a catcher's mitt and caught a blob of hot iron during a pour. Burned me all the way down my leg till it came out the bottom of the pants leg. I was doing moves M Jackson did not have. Dan
Welders where I worked all kept their shirts out of their pants, never tucked in at the waist. Welding slag could go down their shirt and right out again. Nobody wanted little burn scars around their waist.
thanks for the help....lots of things to try....
Shop around online. Prices for the same item vary widely. You can beat the shipping expense for some things by ordering from Wal-Mart for pick-up at your local store.
Steve, Jack Benny would be proud of you!
www.round-house.com on sale today at 39.95 free shipping at 75.00. Made in America!!!!!!! Funeral tomorrow and the wife says the next funeral i wear bibs at will be mine!! Bud dressed in Round House Bibs!
Buy a post lift! Best 1700. I have spent should have done it years past. lawn mowers Ts and modern cars fit as well. Only issue I have is remembering to put a soft hat on-----my 6-2 frame puts my head 1 inch two high for some items lifted!
Just thinking ....... When you attend a funeral in your bibs, do you wear a necktie ?
Maybe if you wore a tie your wife wouldn't mind the bibs so much.
I bet these new Rural King stores that r sprouting up all over Florida sell bibs.
Don't forget Bruce on Swamp people and Tim on Moonshiners they always have Overalls on. My Dad always wore Macs brand.
Dick,Nope no tie! The last time i wore a tie [bout 20 years] the wife wanted to keep adjusting it so i didn't get any air!! Besides the quality,price,and made in the USA,i like the split in the left top pocket that my Hamilton 23 J railway special slips in! I think David Letterman was right with his white socks!! Bud.
Oh man... the one question I know right off the bat and I'm late to the party. I met Steve for the first time at this last Bakersfield swap and that was one of the first questions I asked him - Answer: "Round House purchased from Walmart in KS".
Steve I was reviewing your wheel press photos. Very nice and informative. Thanks.
This will keep the ladies happy.....
Andria, one correction: the Wal-mart here doesn't sell them, so I drive down to Ponca City and import them from Okieland myself. Next time I'll try the online/local pick-up thing.
Lyle Eaton was the owner of an electrical supply store in Arkansas City. His son Curt told me of a time he and Lyle attended a convention in Chicago. As always, Lyle was wearing bib overalls. Somebody said, "Lyle, what are you going to wear to the dinner tonight? You know it's a formal affair." Lyle told him, "In Kansas, overalls are formal attire."
Seen bib'S advertised here in Florida at Rural King for $49.95. Carhartts. Washed denim.
I looked at the Carhartt sight/add but i did not see where they are made? Bud.
Love this thread guys. Decided some bib and brace overalls were the go. Liked the ones on Round House but, typically, they won't even consider delivering to Australia. Did a search and found an Australian supplier at AUD59.95 with free shipping, just bought my first pair of bibs.
Let's see how they go, may then buy more.
they r probably made over yonder'
Carhartt are made in the USA, they have plants all around, there is a large plant outside of Madisonville,Ky.
I think we need to buy from us!! Bud.
what I like about bibs is on a real hot day you can undo the buttons on the side and let in cool air or on a cold day button up the sides with one button or both buttons if it is really cold.