We’re going to assume you weren’t alive in the 1700's, but if you were, you would have seen the birth of the great, utilitarian overalls. Also called coveralls by old-timey weirdos, overalls have evolved from their status as a symbol for the rising farmer class during The Great Depression, to the favored style of skaters, glam rockers and Tupac alike.
We may no longer be in a peak overall era—that would have most recently been in the 1990's. But considering how much that decade has influenced a new generation of tastemakers, you don't have to go to Oshkosh B'Gosh to catch overalls in action right now. Interested? Here’s what you need to know about how to wear overalls today.