Your Guide to Buying Mens Dungarees on eBay

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Your Guide to Buying Men's Dungarees on eBay

Buckle up because dungarees are back in. Years ago, you would be inviting ridicule if you would ever suggest wearing dungarees, but times have changed, and fashion always does. People who say that there is nothing new in the world of fashion are right because clothing styles go in and out of style constantly. Dungarees were a rave back in the 80s and early 90s but become a taboo style the following years. But now there are men and women who accept this type of clothing with open arms.

New designs for men’s dungarees are available, so you can match them with the shirts and shoes in your closet. Men today are no longer limited to loose-fitting dungarees, which is characteristic of the older styles. You can opt for regular-fit, relaxed-fit, and even slim-fit dungarees. Wearing dungarees could soon be as normal as wearing casual trousers, and it helps to know what type suits you. Also, style, outfits to pair dungarees with, and caring for them are equally important considerations. This guide discusses all of these aspects to help you make an informed decision.

Original Men’s Dungarees

Dungarees were originally workmen’s clothing, and some people call them that up to now. Dungarees began to appear in the World War II when both men and women doing mechanical or manual jobs wore this type of trousers. In John Ford’s movie, Grapes of Wrath, he depicted dungarees as classic Depression-era wear.

Even the term dungarees came from the fabric with a coarse quality; "dungaree" was the fabric exclusively used for workmen’s clothes, and the fabric dungaree is a thick, coarse twill-weave cloth that often has a blue colour. This kind of fabric is different from denim fabric because dungaree is traditionally woven from pre-coloured yarn, while denim fabric is woven from uncoloured yarn with the colour applied only after weaving.

However, since the first kind of fabric used in dungarees is uncomfortable, manufacturers now usually prefer denim fabrics. In the 1970s, dungarees were becoming common amongst young men. In Patti Smith’s autobiography, she recounts how such clothes were practically uniform in the 70s for the men of her teens. In the 1980s up to the early 1990s, dungarees became staple clothing for teenagers all over the world, worn by big celebrities like the stars from New Kids on the Block.

The dungarees craze was also the clothing’s downfall because with so many people wearing them, they started to become cliché, and in fashion that is never a good thing. But it seems that dungarees only had a long hiatus because they have returned to the world of men’s fashion. It is possible that in the years to come, dungarees will be as common as denim jeans.

Types of Men’s Dungarees

The general types of men’s dungarees are work, regular-fit, loose-fit, waterproof, and insulated dungarees. Some dungarees are different in fit, while others differ in function, and they all have the distinctive bib held by straps over the shoulders.

Work Dungarees

This type of dungarees for men is hard core; they keep you dry, warm, and protected in any type of weather. Usually, manufacturers test work dungarees under all possible weather conditions that men in work sites experience, so this type of dungarees tends to be made of more durable and flexible fabric. Men’s work dungarees come in many different colours, from brown and khaki to green and red. They are usually made of denim, cotton, or polyester.

Regular-Fit Dungarees

Regular-fit dungarees have that standard, straight look that is great for men with slim to average build. This type of dungarees has 2 to 4 of allowance around the body, in the thighs, buttocks, and crotch so that the trousers do not to constrict the wearer. They also come in different colours and fabrics.

Loose-Fit Dungarees

Loose-fit dungarees are for men who require roomier clothing. They have 4 inches of allowance around the waist and in other areas. This type of fitting also has more allowance in the back for men to make a longer stride. Loose-fit men’s dungarees are also available in an assortment of colours and fabrics.

Waterproof Dungarees

Men’s waterproof dungarees are different because of their special quality. The fabric used in waterproof dungarees is part vinyl and part polyester, and it does not allow the absorption of water. This type of dungarees can easily fit into boots and also come in a variety of colours.

Insulated Dungarees

Men’s insulated dungarees are a different beast in the categories. Insulation or the retention of heat inside the clothing happens because of the fabric or the filling, but the fabric and filling themselves do not keep you warm. What keeps you warm is the air trapped inside the clothing. Most insulated dungarees have both duck or down filling and fibre fillings that act as insulators; down fillings trap more air but become less effective when wet and thereby ineffective in damp areas like the U.K., while fibre fillings are less of an insulator compared to down fillings in a pound-to-pound ratio, but they work well even when damp. So a combination of duck/down and fibre fillings makes better insulated dungarees.

Sizing Chart for Men’s Dungarees

Just like with regular trousers, the waist and inside leg measurements are only needed for dungarees sizes. All measurements are expressed in centimetres.

Waist Size

Short

Regular

Long

Extra Long

71

74

79

84

89

76

74

79

84

89

81

74

79

84

89

86

74

79

84

89

91

74

79

84

89

96

74

79

84

89

101

74

79

84

89

The categories for inside leg measurements in the table are short, regular, long, and extra long. Because you need to stand up still during the measurement of your inside leg, you cannot measure it by yourself, so another person must do it for you.

Caring for Different Types of Men’s Dungarees

Cotton and polyester fabrics can be hand washed or machine washed. Denim dungarees are a different matter. There are men who wash their denim dungarees after every use. That is perfectly fine if they use their dungarees for work and they get really soiled, but for most denim dungarees, the less you wash them the better. Carl Chiara of Levis Strauss & Co. advises men to not wash denim garments frequently because they form to the shape of the body when worn, and washing them get rids of that shape. Chiara is also against denim being machine washed because it makes the fabric swell and bloom, which ultimately leads to shrinking. It also makes the fabric lose its original colour.

Dry cleaning is not a lesser evil as it stiffens denim, making the dungarees uncomfortable to wear. The solution? Wear your denim dungarees as many times without washing them, only spot cleaning them if needed. Hang your dungarees in the bathroom as you shower because the steam refreshes them. You can wash the dungarees after six months or when they get noticeably soiled all over. If you have time, instead of tossing the dungarees in the washing machine, soak them in a tub with liquid soap and then hang them by the belt loops to dry. For darker jeans, you may add an eighth of a cup of white vinegar to keep the colour from fading. Try slipping a sachet of potpourri into the tub as you soak them. Dungarees are very functional items of clothing, so give them proper care to extend their usability.

How to Buy Men’s Dungarees on eBay

Now that dungarees are coming back in style, many manufacturers churn them out at an incredible rate. You can buy quality dungarees on eBay. When looking for men’s dungarees, simply go to eBay to start looking. First, perform a direct search by typing “men’s dungarees” in the search bar. To make your search specific, add keywords, such as "regular-fit", "loose-fit", or "waterproof". You can also add the name of the brand, colour, type of fabric, and even size that you fancy to make it more specific.

You can find a variety of dungarees on eBay in different colours, designs, and fabrics. You can even buy used dungarees at a lower price. When on eBay, remember to transact only with trustworthy sellers. They should also provide clear shipping details and a return policy. Buying on eBay is not only convenient because you can do it wherever you are with Internet access but also fast because it only takes a few clicks to purchase an item.

Conclusion

Men’s dungarees are now making their way back into mainstream fashion. Though consider only manual labour working clothes for a long time, they are now becoming garments that anyone can wear. You can wear a round-neck shirt under the dungarees and match them with trainers of the same colour. The types of dungarees differ in fitting or function. When it comes to the dungarees' fit, you can opt for regular fit or loose fit. To get the right fit for dungarees, you only need to get the measurement of the waist and inside leg. The bib and the strap are flexible parts of the clothing, so there is no need to measure your upper body.

When it comes to their function, there are work dungarees and waterproof dungarees to choose from. Also, there are different fabrics used to make dungarees, so follow the care instructions that come with the package. Ironically, when caring for denim dungarees you should refrain from washing them frequently. The less you wash your dungarees, the better they fit and look. More men are starting to appreciate the style of dungarees again, and wearing dungarees gives you a nice break from wearing regular trousers.

 
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