This is a vintage circa 19
40s/50s Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Dugout Overalls. There is a faint WPL number on the back neck lower label and these were issued between 1941 and 1959, which along withe the Robin aluminium zipper is how we have dated these. The overalls would have usually been worn to keep players warm during cold days or even to keep players warm after warming up before heading onto the pitch.
Used and in good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion, discolouration and creasing throughout. There is a small hole to the back neck of the collar as well as there being bobbling to both the collar and cuffs. One of the dual zips on the left leg is missing the puller but the zip itself is still in good working order. The right leg elasticated hem has come away on one side. Not quite perfect but still a great bit of kit and a cracking piece of sporting memorabilia. Steamed and ready for a new owner.
All our vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
SIZE: No size label and these fit like an XL (UK Sizing) with a 58in full external chest and the overall fit - but it depends how loose you like to wear and these were designed as an over garment (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: Nylon blend
- Robin aluminium dual front zip closure
- 1 chest patch pocket with popper flap entry
- 2 welt pockets with popper flap entry
- 1 waist adjustable belt
- Elasticated cuffs
- Robin aluminium dual zip leg closures
- Synthetic quilt lining
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up on a flat surface.
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit seam seam (double for full chest): 29in (73.5cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 26.5in (67cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 22.5in (57cm)
D - WAIST - straight across the waistband (double for full waist): 23in (58.5cm)
E - THIGH WIDTH - point where the legs meet at the crotch straight across: 16in (40.5cm)
F - HEM - width of leg opening (double for full circumference): 7.5in (19cm)
G - INSIDE LEG - point where the legs meet at the crotch to the hem: 29in (74cm)