Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Work pants

The preferred work clothes were Sweet-Orr, no longer made. They had to be starched (Linit) and ironed. That was for summer. Greenies were for winter and were so heavy that it took really strong suspenders to bear their weight. Greenies are still made, by the Johnson Woolen Mills in Vermont. The company's 158 years old, and the trousers have been made for over a century. Long-johns and hunting socks are two other proper accompaniments. Roger Angell mentions Sweet-Orr in recent book (Let Me Finish).


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