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paul wheaton
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me as a kid.

1) visiting some damn dam

2) freaky awesome banana overalls. Made by clyde (the guy on the right) who strategically placed one banana .... for the ladies.

3) with my science fair thing




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paul wheaton
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from my senior year book. the only year book i ever bought.

the first is my senior picture

the second is from some sock puppet I made for a show we put on for third graders




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paul wheaton
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an awesome pic i found at pantryparatus.com



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paul wheaton
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at a geek event last spring - where I was the fearless leader for CodeRanch.com




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paul wheaton
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The important part is: some shallow twits think that wearing overalls to a nice restaurant is inappropriate. And that just makes feeds my humor needs.

Overalls are the best.

John Crawford


Joined: Jun 06, 2011
Posts: 19
So just a simple question. What brand? I've been looking for longer lasting cloths and I can get a couple years out of a pair of Carhart's but I was curious if you know of someone making even more durable cloths?
Dale Hodgins
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When I was in school in the late seventies, overalls were popular for a short time. I never had any, probably because I had already endured bell bottom jeans and polyester which my mom picked off the dollar rack, years after those items went out of style. By the time overalls came along I was very wary of extreme departures from the norm. Imagine a kid wearing plastic "David Bowie" jeans when everyone else is in faded denim. Add to that an embarrasing religious affiliation and parents who fight at every public event. I couldn't afford the social risk.

Within a short time they were only worn by the girls and that was that.

They do look comfortable.


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We believe in jungle chic here... in other words, you know those clothes donated to Salvation Army, etc.? What isn't sold is sent here in huge bundles and sold by the pound. You can get pants for a couple of dollars in the "American Clothes" stores. At first, I thought that meant American styles... nope, castoffs mainly, but good deals for sure.

What is hilarious is that the t-shirts usually have some saying, often very rude. But since people don't speak English, they don't know. But imagine being a North American and having the owner of a hardware story greet you wearing a t-shirt that says "Ask someone who gives a damn"


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Jocelyn Campbell
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Loretta shared this on your FB wall:
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

(FTFY )


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Jocelyn, are you trying to say the Paul is a lot of work... ?
Julie Helms


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So is a recurring banana theme throughout your life a worrisome thing? A bizarre synchronicity?


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paul wheaton
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Julie Helms wrote:So is a recurring banana theme throughout your life a worrisome thing? A bizarre synchronicity?


And all this time I thought that in polite company we were supposed to pretend like we didn't know about he banana.


paul wheaton
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John Crawford wrote:So just a simple question. What brand? I've been looking for longer lasting cloths and I can get a couple years out of a pair of Carhart's but I was curious if you know of someone making even more durable cloths?


Key brand. With button fly.

two pairs will last me about two or three years.

I bought two more pairs a month ago and was told that these are the last that will be made.

Loren Hunt


Joined: Jul 20, 2011
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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - Zone 5B
so its almost two years. what brand do you plan to get now if Key no longer makes them?

my father in law loves big mac brand overalls but they cant be found anymore.
Dale Hodgins
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I found 2 of those Mac overalls at a yard sale for $3 each. My brother's Christmas present.

Edison said that luck comes dressed in overalls and is disguised as work.
R Scott


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http://www.keyapparel.com/products/25-bib-overall-hi-back.aspx

They still have a FEW left...

The factory used to be just down the road from me... Now it is just a faded sign on a decrepit building.


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John Polk
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I'd recommend Fire Hose coveralls from Duluth Trading.
These will outlast Carharts, but are not button fly.
For their Fire Hose work pants, they advertise "If you ever bust them, tear them or rip them, return them to us and we will replace them."
They also have a fleece lined version, but they are not on the site right now (probably sold out with the Christmas rush).

I have dealt with them several times, and never been disappointed.

On any order over $50, there is free shipping with promo code T13PK11 (Valid until 2/1/14)



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paul wheaton
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Nadia and Geoff Lawton's daughter, Latifa, asked to have her picture taken and sent to "uncle paul in montana". Apparently, now that she looks so damn good, she is out helping people get work done at 6:30am. And you can see her mom's iphone in one pic - that's where i keep my phone contraption (well, in my pocket, not hers).





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Ann Torrence
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BTW Rosies Workwear makes some practical and pretty dang cute overalls for women who actually do dirty work.


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Heidi Hoff


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Altogether too adorable! What a cutie (and clearly delighted with her new duds)!


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paul wheaton
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Geoff has been sending me a new pic each day that she is wearing the overalls. I finally asked if it was okay to share them here.
Matt Powers


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Nicholas Green


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Found a picture of this handsome guy in a box of pictures at my mothers house.
Gotta be honest, I look good.
I guess I should buy some bigger ones and start wearing them again (no shirt required).



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mick mclaughlin


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A lady here in town who always made fun of my hillbilly ways, and I.

I like key as well. I think they are still being made, but not a button fly.

I buy whatever i can used, but key is the best investment used.


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Thom Illingworth


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Back in the Seventies, I had a cheap pair of overalls that were in fashion and I fancied myself being "with it" with peace signs, and "Love" and other stuff a girlfriend embroidered on the chest and legs. A college professor gave me a huge ration of sh*t. He'd grown up on a farm and didn't think overalls should be a fashion statement that all these students were flaunting. To him overalls were meant for hard work, not a clothing choice for spoiled, protesting college kids. Ah..the errors of our youth (fortunately, no pictures are extant).

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mick mclaughlin


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Hell they are a protest now, but so is growing stuff, so oh well!
Michael Grant


Joined: May 19, 2011
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Trophy wife has decreed that when I wear overalls I look like Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and can no longer be taken seriously.


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adam harms


Joined: Nov 18, 2011
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Pointer Brand makes overalls in the USA for a decent price. I haven't tried them, but their chore coat is a well made, very utilitarian, and attractive jacket. I know Carhartts are ubiquitous, but I can't stomach buying new goods made under questionable working conditions when there are American made equivalents at a reasonable price. Check them out.
andrew curr


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Sheep farmers in western Victoria a southern state in OZ wear a similar garment!!!


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Miles Flansburg
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Hey Dale I had those in the 70's also. I thought I had a better picture than this but you get the idea.


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joseph wittenberg


Joined: Jan 24, 2012
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Here's one of my son and I planting some trees. I'll have to get him a pair too.


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Sue Rine


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Love it! I used to wear bibtop overalls to lectures late 70's /early 80's ... but I was studying agriculture. I have an old photo of friends and I going to a barn dance wearing said overalls. Happy memories
Sue Rine


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Latifa is soo cute! And isn't interesting the way kids can look like both parents at once.
Rachel Wittenberg


Joined: Mar 17, 2014
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I thought joe missed a couple of oldies but goodies in his overall pics <3


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Kristie Wheaton


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Alicia....in her uncle paul pants....


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Ghislaine de Lessines


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I do some digital scrapbooking so I have this pic up on the web already:


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Adam Baker


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paul wheaton
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movie stars wearing overalls


William Bronson


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I love Dickies painters overalls, white is cooler in the sun, and the stains looks like you are working your ass off.
I always burst the crotches out of pants ( leads to great jokes!) but the loos fit of overalls keeps this from happening.
When I was a construction electrician I would wear swim shorts underneath and drop my bibs to my ankles at lunch and break time.
Bibs don't bind at the waist so they feel cooler to me anyway. Commando is an option for some people, but not me...
Nowadays I am required to wear a uniform, but bibs are my favorite thing to wear during my own time.







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