Coverall Design Studio

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June 10th, 2012 5:50pm
Hello everyone

I am a student participating in an industrial design studio. One of our projects is focused on redesigning coveralls.

I figured this would be a great place to get some feedback from anyone who wears coveralls on a daily basis or even some type of uniform.

What type of tools do you try to keep with you at all times? Are they easily stored/accessible?

Do you have any mobility issues?

If you do not wear coveralls, why not and what do you wear instead?

What is your ideal work uniform/garment?

Any kind of feedback would be greatly appreciated and may help create something everyone would benefit from.

Thank you!
June 17th, 2012 1:24pm
The lower side pocket openings, in a good pair of coveralls, should be orientated in such a way that stuff does not fall out when laying horizontally on the creeper or ground. I keep the following items in my upper coverall pockets at all times: a small flashlight, a small 3" x 5" notebook, pens and a pocket screwdriver with clip.
June 24th, 2012 2:58pm
I like both sides of my coveralls to be open so I can access my pants pockets.I like the waist to be elasticzed and I hate it when the elastic is halfway up my back.Also the sewing needs to be done really well on any reflective stripes because bad sewing results in you hooking up while trying to manuvere around.The legs need to be wide enough to get them off without removing your boots.I think I may have covered all the problems with China coveralls!Oh wait I almost forgot (and this is a big one)must have a metal zipper.
July 23rd, 2012 12:18am
I agree with the two other guys. I always keep a small flashlight in the lower side pocket on my right leg and its always falling out when i'm lying down on a creeper. I also always keep a pen a sharpie a notebook and a small screwdriver in my breast pocket and an 8" and 10" adjustable wrench in my back pocket.

The reflective stripes always come loose on mine too and the DO snag on stuff all the time! also Most definitely ZIPPERS Clasps take forever to do up, I don't see why anyone uses them.

A zippered pocket for your loose change would be handy too i'm always picking it up off the shop floor after getting off the creeper.

Finally pre-shrink the damn things! they always fit pretty good when you get sized for them but after three months they turn into floods! and sometimes to tight through the chest making it impossible to put a sweater on in the winter, really annoying!
July 23rd, 2012 5:10pm
Matthew's suggestions are the best yet!
July 25th, 2012 7:51am
Interesting. I read the articles, leaned back in my chair, and started to visualize what these coveralls might look like.

What popped into my brain is the picture of a pilot of an old war movie, wearing blue coveralls with lots of zippered pockets, and a silk scarf.

I guess the coveralls have already been invented, just have to find the supplier.

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