Beyond the Trend: Boilersuits

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In its early years, the boilersuit was mainly worn by railroad workers and mechanics, which is where its name is derived from as the mechanics would work on locomotive boilers. Since then, it’s become the uniform of choice for factory workers, pilots, race car drivers, rock stars, astronauts, artists, and even ghost-hunters. The utilitarian style makes it versatile for men and women and its simplicity lends itself as a blank canvas for today’s designers to reconstruct and reimagine. Here, delve into the evolution of the boilersuit throughout history, into pop culture, and onto the season’s best runways.

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