Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving, Pilgrims!

This pair of boy’s long johns, sporting a neutral oatmeal color, is a great fit for a Shaker Peg Rack especially for the fall and winter months. This ribbed union suit is a cotton / wool blend has “mother of Pearl” buttons as well as attractive detailed stitching.

The brand name “Pilgrim” was used by Sears and Roebuck, Inc. to advertise and mark boys' clothing articles back in the day. It was first introduced in their 1905 Catalog for socks and underwear advertising. During the 1920's and 30’s, union suits became very popular especially in the winter months because central heating was uncommon. This union suit or “long john’s” made for boys was added to the Pilgrim line during this time-frame and the one-piece underwear had buttons all the way up the front and a one button rear flap. Other items under this name were also incorporated and included long and BVD style underwear, shirts, hats, pajamas, ties and socks. 


Boy's Vintage Union Suit




Sunday, November 13, 2022

So How Do You Assessorize Your Union Suit?  


With Overalls?


With Shorts and a Guitar?


With Trousers and Braces?


With Pants and Shoes
for a  Stroll Down the Highway?


With Exercise Equipment?


How about with a Cowboy Hat
and Spiffy Socks?

Perhaps With a Pillow
for a Good Night's Sleep?



With Pants and Boots
  for a Photo Shoot?  
                                                                                         
                                                                                             
                                                                                               

  

Or Mainly, Just to Look Really Cool?!


Send me your "assessorized" 
union suit photos
and I will post 
with these cutting edge dudes:

cayersnd@gmail.com


Added November 15, 2022:



Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Take a Look at my Companion Blog for a Review of the 1954 MGM Classic Musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.


Monday, October 31, 2022

Friday, October 28, 2022

 Get Your Game On! 


For most of the U.S. and Canada, it's time to unpack those union suits you put away for the summer and pull them on for the cold weather! Get moving!

A big thanks to Clem of the Bronx 

for sending the above photo of these boys playing lacrosse and 

the following vintage ads featuring men in union suits who have their game on!