A blog featuring men's and boys' long one-piece underwear aka union suits. Considered old-fashion by some but known to be warm, comfortable, and fun by those who wear 'em! ............ To check out my new companion blog, UNION SUIT FANS IN THE LIMELIGHT, go to the dancing long johns below and click or tap on "Union Suit Fan." At the top of the next page under "My Blogs" click or tap on "Union Suit Fans in the Limelight"
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Union Suits - YesterYear
World War II Poster of Long Red Underwear urging U.S. Citizens to dress warmly and turn down the heat!
and Energy Conservation Office
of War Information 1943
shows long red underwear ("union suit") in position of a
man lounging advocating everyone to wear their Long Johns for the war effort. This Entry Added March 7, 2017: Richard of Traverse City, MI sent me this 1946 political cartoon drawn by John Collins. It is about the same era as the Long Underwear Poster above. It is entitled "Uncle Sam's Union Suit." Thanks Richard.
Added December 22, 2016: Ty of Odessa, Texas, a retired oil field worker and a Union Suit Fan, saw my recent post of button down long johns on a World War II poster urging U.S. citizens to pull on their long winter underwear and turn down the heat. He remembered his copy of an old 1974 Petroleum Independent magazine featuring this very poster on its front cover. Ty said that he was so inspired after receiving this issue of the magazine, he immediately went out and purchased a couple of red Union Suits for himself to wear! He reports that he has been wearing them ever since. His two boys and a grandson wear them too. Thanks Ty for forwarding this photo of your magazine's cover.