The SALT & PEPPER CHAMBRAY BIB OVERALL is a light-weight dungaree with crossover braces, constructed in a distinctive Yarn-Twisted Black/Gray Chambray fabric, popular with Steam Locomotive crews in the early 20th Century. Its light weight and relative breathability meant it could be used to cover undergarments in hot conditions, such as those found while driving & firing a Steam Train without overheating.

The black and gray fabric had a distinct visual quality that made stains less noticeable, the forgiving nature of the fabric led to its use as workwear in various industries. This type of fabric was particularly popular among car mechanics and other professions until the 1960s.

The buttons used in this garment, on both the front placket and cuff, are referred to as "Economy Riveted Buttons," which were commonly seen in the 1930s and were custom-made. The fine lines and thinness of the button top, as well as the curvature of the stem, are a testament to the level of craftsmanship that went into their creation.

The garment benefits from slanted pockets at the waist and left thigh and a single patch pocket to the rear.

  • This garment is unwashed and will shrink when washed. The shrinkage is approximately one size jump in length.
  • Yarn Twisted Chambray Fabric
  • Crossover Braces
  • Black Oxide Treated Buttons
  • Cotton Sewing Thread Construction
  • Made in Japan