Oddly, this weekend I only wore overalls one of the two days -- today, as a matter of fact. My newest pair, actually: a pair of black Carhartt's.
I'd never owned any Carhartts before. Not really sure why, although I've always found their buckling system a little odd. But that's not really much of a reason, so I finally took the plunge a while back and bought a real pair.
And they are awesome. Seriously. I love these things, even though they have little brass rivets everywhere (next time I fly I won't be wearing these through the metal detector) and even though these buckles take a bit of getting used to.
First of all, I like having an option other than blue denim. Second, from what I understand, unless you do things in them that are pretty brutal, Carhartts will pretty much last forever. And third, well -- these are really comfortable, even for being brand-new denim that isn't even close to being broken in yet. The only downside is that they're black...which is a problem when one lives with any kind of furry beast. The lint roller is a necessity.
So yeah, Carhartt makes a keen pair of overalls. I already want to get a dark brown pair, and I'm keeping an eye on eBay for a hunter green pair -- they don't make that color anymore, but it sounds really cool. I also find these a lot thicker and probably warmer than my other usual pairs, so these might get heavy wear during winter. We'll see. I do like to go out in winter with a couple layers under a pair of overalls, with a scarf around the whole:
And I strongly suspect that the Carhartts will be my overalls of choice for whenever I next get hit with pies!
As for International Overalls Weekend, it was fun as always. In honor of the event I made a photomosaic consisting of some favorite photos of mine from my adventures in overalls since the last Overalls Day:
As always, overalls rule!