I remember in the early ’90s, overalls were the biggest fashion favorite for everyone. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone! From men to women to punkers to hippies and everyone in between, overalls played an integral part of our wardrobes.
The pictures above from 1993 to 1996 speak for themselves. Our very first customer was this curly-haired guy named Cheyenne. He came to our Orange store before we opened and became an instant Roadkill fan and life-long friend. We love his patchwork shirt paired with his overalls.
The second pic is our good friend Robert Goodwin who played (and still does) in a punk band called Head Noise. He paired his overalls with Doc Martins and wife beater tanks.
The third pic is my husband Robert working on the sign for our Fullerton store along with our faithful friend Cheyenne. Rob would throw his overalls on with Durango boots, a white T-shirt and a mix of silver and leather jewelry.
The fourth pic is our family picture. Yes, I had to represent the coolest fashion item of the season, my overalls. We wore matching gingham shirts and I tried adding a little femininity to my look with a vintage head scarf.
My son wasn’t even a year old at the time of this picture, and shortly after that on a Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., overalls were done ! The trend was over and no one has seen them since. Until now!
We just celebrated my son’s 17th birthday yesterday and it’s fun to look back on all of these great pics. The last two pics are what’s happening now. Overalls are back! They’re on the runways, in the stores, and are making their way back into the closets of everyone. I’m not sure if I can relive this fashion craze, but at least I have proof that I (and everyone else around me at the time) embraced the look.
This time around it’s not going to be your original Oshkosh work clothes, it will be tapered and studded and embellished with the latest trinkets. Designers are making high-end overalls in leather and other luxe materials so get ready for the new (or not so new) thing.