By Cory Doctorow at 8:37 am Sun, Feb 7, 2010
Been to Oshkosh and it’s the kind of old, bricky industrial town that looks good to a Midwesterner. You can drive there & back from Detroit in a day, but I won’t make that 1000 mile trip alone again.
I’m not sure if I’m manly enough to look him in the eyes.
..and now they make kids clothes, not Osh, Kosh or B’Gosh :(
Just look at it.
Some days Sign Painter must be an awesome job.
ah Oshkosh, WI. probably more known these days for their big military vehicle contract and Experimental Air Show.
I wear overalls at work sometimes, as a pipefitter, they keep me from getting so dirty, plus you can shed them if you get too hot or for the drive home and keep you car cleaner. Mostly I wear Carhaarts they seem to hold up better. It’s too bad Oshkosh doesn’t make men’s clothing anymore. When I do wear them I feel like it’s going back in time, but there’s lots of construction workers who still wear them. Functional work clothing is always in fashion.
Arkizzle: I understand your dismay. If it makes you feel any better, there exists a manly-man manufacturing concern in Oshkosh, WI: http://www.oshkoshcorporation.com/
To be honest, I do enjoy Oshkosh clothing for my daughter.
Wooo big trucks!
I was clothed in Osh Kosh my entire young childhood. My mom swore by those tiny overalls.
Heh heh… heh… “Big Jobs!” heh heh heh!
My dad wears overalls everyday. I thought that privilege was reserved for farmers? Anyways, love the pic.
I’m glad you enjoyed my Live Journal “vintage ads” post! I was amused by the origins of the Osh Kosk products. However, probably a good idea to mention somewhere that the picture from the Powerhouse Museum in Australia, and is of a painted wall in Sydney.
Yeah google finds a 34 York street in Sydney but not in Oshkosh.
I can’t look at it without seeing Mek-quake. Big Jobs!!!
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