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Overalls in the Work Place

Overalls are a cheap and inexpensive way of protecting your clothes while you’re at work. Your job may involve coming into contact with grease, oil, or spillages and so it’s important to invest in a good quality overall. Many overalls are made with thick, hard wearing, durable cotton and so can last for a very long time, even when being worn every day for work.

Overalls can be traced back to 1792 as “overall trousers”, the word boilersuit, which is interchangeable with overalls did not come into usage until 1928 and was first used by the Sunday Express Newspaper. Boilersuits are so called because they were first worn by men maintaining coal-fired boilers. Boilersuits are similar to jumpsuits, but looser, they often have thick pockets for tools, bolts, screws etc.

Our workwear range includes many overalls, for different heights and sizes from companies such as Dickies, Panoply and UCC. Browse our range here.

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