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Boy in dungarees in the Fall River , Massachusetts textile industry

A Latzhose is a special form of the trousers , to which a front Vorderlatz is attached. At the back of the dungarees there are adjustable suspenders that run over the shoulders and are attached to the bib.

The dungarees are very common as work clothing in trade and industry , and continue to be used by rescue services such as the fire brigade . It serves here as protective clothing, for example against oil , dust , paint , dirt or flying sparks . Dungarees can be used as protective clothing in accordance with DIN EN 510, which describes the "Specifications for protective clothing for areas in which there is a risk of being caught in moving parts".

Execution as work and protective clothing

Dungarees, which are used as work and protective clothing, usually have two slanted welt pockets, attached thigh pockets and an adjustable side slit in the left side seam. The trouser leg end is adjustable and has a silver reflective stripe all around, the front bib has an attached bib pocket, the elastic straps with key lock buckles and the raised back with kidney protection. This version is available for men, women and children.

Concept history

Today, dungarees are generally understood to mean trousers with a bib and braces. In the first third of the 20th century. it meant trousers with a flap on the front trousers that went from crease to crease. Their fly was sewn shut, and so that the dungarees did not fall off the wearer when the flap was unbuttoned, the trousers were provided with a bib at the top. The flap was buttoned onto the bib, and the side pockets were also attached to the bib. Dungarees as short traditional trousers were available for 21 goods procurement points on a Reich clothing card from 1940.

Fashionable appearance

During World War II, attractive uniforms were a means of recruiting women into the US and UK Army and Navy. Women on duty tried to combine the uniforms, dungarees and overalls in a fashionable way.

In the 1970s and 1980s, dungarees were fashionable and especially seen in the eco scene and the women's movement, but they proved impractical when going to the toilet.

Individual evidence

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