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Author Topic: Bib Front Western Shirt?  (Read 1224 times)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Bib Front Western Shirt?
« on: May 11, 2017, 06:26:12 PM »
No such thing as a daft question... but this'll come pretty close!
Anywhere in Blighty where I might glean a Bib Front Western Shirt in fat bastard size?
 
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Offline bulldogger2000

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Re: Bib Front Western Shirt?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 02:27:20 AM »
https://www.historicalemporium.com/store/002758.php?gclid=CNrF6tam6dMCFZ2KswodLowEbA


I've ordered several from here.  Good quality clothe although the buttons stitching will need to be strengthened.

Offline mweaver

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Re: Bib Front Western Shirt?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2017, 03:31:34 PM »
"...although the buttons stitching will need to be strengthened."

That seems true of pretty much any shirts I buy these days.

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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Bib Front Western Shirt?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2017, 05:19:28 PM »
What was the original purpose of such a shirt, I wonder?


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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Bib Front Western Shirt?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2017, 05:48:46 PM »
What was the original purpose of such a shirt, I wonder?

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Offline Plynkes

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Re: Bib Front Western Shirt?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 06:00:38 PM »
What was the original purpose of such a shirt, I wonder?

Extra warmth against the wind, I believe. Probably caught on more because it was a military style, though (it's like the reversible plastron-front of a lancer's jacket), and people thought it made them look cool. I've often seen them referred to as "fireman shirts" too, implying they were a popular uniform for early fire departments. Again, probably because they were military-looking.
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Offline bulldogger2000

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Re: Bib Front Western Shirt?
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2017, 02:41:24 AM »
Originally worn as a fire service uniform shirt in the UK, it caught on in the USA with various fire departments.

 

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