Shirts, Sheets, and Red Long Underwear
Photo by Union Suit Fan
"In Logansport, Indiana, once a big railroad hub, my family had a house in town and the neighbors were all railroad workers. So there were always at least 5 or 6 union suits hanging on the laundry line to dry – on both sides of our house. My grandfather always kept his union suit on and pulled a night shirt on over it to sleep in their very big farm house which only seemed to have heat downstairs. Anyway, there were certainly a lot of men in Indiana who wore union suits every day – I’ll bet hundreds of those railroad dudes wore them every day – either under their railroad uniform or bib overalls. And I suspect that here where I live now, a major copper mining town with underground work, there were a lot of unions suits being worn back in the 40’s and 50’s.... Stan"
Standfield's, Canadian manufacturer of Combinations has just started a new ad campaign called Strong and Free. They adopted this from "a passionate statement from the Canadian Anthem. It represents the Canadian spirit of compassion, honesty, integrity, and our strong support of the rights and freedom of all humankind." The following is from their underwear campaign featuring long-handle combinations hanging on a clothesline up north: