Sunday, February 02, 2014
Various things, including FASHION REVIEWS
Speaking of underwear (ha!): I once blogged about Cliff's underwear, which some of his lady cousins found great fodder for discussion when we gathered at the next reunion. He never, ever, wore any brand of T-shirts and whitie-tighties except Penny's Stafford brand, because that's how him mom raised him. However, in the past three or four years the quality of Penny's clothing has deteriorated badly. So we began searching for something else. We went through all the brands you see advertised, but they were very thin: Around home, Cliff's uniform is white t-shirt and overalls or jeans, and he likes a heavier shirt.
And then there's the problem with bib overalls. Cliff prefers Big Smith brand, but the quality of those has been sliding downhill for a long time while the prices climbed higher ($35). The stitching is uneven, ravels hang here and there... but no other brands had a fit that appealed to him. I searched the Internet, but found nothing that seemed to fill the bill until a Google search led me to Carhartt. We are both familiar with their tan, lined coveralls, but I had not realized that Carhartt made blue, unlined overalls. The price is higher, a little over $50. But we know Carhartt quality and believe this is a case of "you get what you pay for". I gritted my teeth and ordered a pair from Sears, and hallelujah, we scored again! He likes them.
The old weight still refuses to leave our bodies: