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Union Suit: A Fresh Look At An Old Garment

Updated on November 20, 2013

What Do You Think Of When You Hear Union Suit?

When you hear the word "union suit", does it bring up images of Beverly Hillbillies? Do you think about frumpy undies with the trap door hangin' open?? (see photo)

Think again! Union suits are wonderful if you live in cold climates. Union suits serve double duty as a warm layer under your clothes and as nightwear. Since union suits are one piece, there is never the need to tuck them in. Union suits are great for lounging in the winter and a terrific was to save money on high heating bills.

(photo by wigwam jones)

Union Suit Party

Looking for an alternative to a lingerie party? Try a Union Suit Party.

Dress up yer MOOSE in a Union Suit! (Photo By Wigwam Jones)

Dress up yer MOOSE in a Union Suit! (Photo By Wigwam Jones)
Dress up yer MOOSE in a Union Suit! (Photo By Wigwam Jones)

Don't Have A Moose? Get a Union Suit Fer Yer Pup! - Get A Union Suit For The Whole Family This Christmas! Even The Family Dog!

Your Dog will be a puppy forever! Keep your best friend warm in a doggy union suit!

Footed Pajamas: A New Fashion Trend

Footed Pajamas : Union Suits with FEET!

Did you know that footed pajamas are becoming WILDLY popular these days? I know, I have several lenses about footed pajamas. People are buying footed pajamas like CRAZY. I even have a website about footed pajamas. The website features footed pajamas for everyone in the family. We have adult footed pajamas up to size XXXL, matching footed pajamas so that the entire family can dress in the same style footed pajamas and discounted footed pajamas. That is right, footed pajamas for under $25! Click below to check out the footed pajamas shop:

Dog In A Union Suit

Watch This cute YOUTUBE video of Harvey the Dog in a Union Suit!!!

Where Does The Name Union Suit Come From???

Probably Not Where You Thought!

The first Union Suit was patented in 1868 as the "emancipation union under flannel" because it combined a knit flannel waist (shirt) and pants (drawers) in one. So it was a union of a shirt and underwear in one garment.

What Do You Think About Union Suits?

To some, Union Suits are old-fashioned. To others, Union Suits are a cozy way to be comfortable in the winter. Where do you stand on this highly controversial issue? Are you Pro-Union? Or Anti-Union?

Would You Wear a Union Suit?

Vintage Sears Ad

Vintage Sears Ad
Vintage Sears Ad

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Would You Wear a Union Suit?

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Plus Size Union Suits - Union Suits Are Also Available in XL sizes and up

Union Suit, So Warm It is Made for KAYAKERS!!

The IR Union Suit is a unique one-piece cold weather base layer made with soft, plush 29% Greenplus environmentally friendly polyester.

This suit is so comfortable and warm it's like paddling your KAYAK in your pajamas. No zippers or velcro, easy entry through the stretchable neck gasket. Great for other outdoor activities or just watching TV on those very cold days.

IR Sizing:

S 26-28"waist 5'-5'6" ht. 100-135lbs

M 29-33"waist 5'-6"-5'9" ht. 140-170lbs

L 33-35"waist 5'9"-6'2" ht. 170-210lbs

XL 36-39"waist 5'9"- 6'4" ht. 210-240lbs

Sleeveless Union Suit

Guide Gear 10-oz. Poly-Fleece Underwear It's THICK, it's wicking, it's soft... it's warm, it's WOW! Bitter coldness is exactly why we developed this Guide Gear Poly-Fleece Underwear. And my factory-direct pricing makes it the best value. In fact, we started with the U.S. Military's original E.C.W.C.S. Thermal Underwear and improved the fit and fabric for civilian-approved comfort. This amazing 10-oz. polyester fabric insulates incredibly AND it's hydrophobic ("water hating") to suck moisture off your skin when you work up a sweat. Even better, this fabric does NOT retain odor. Brushed-fleece finish inside. Crewneck has cuffs with stretch Lycra and Mock Turtleneck Top offers a little more neck protection. Zip Neck Top for easy venting. Bottoms have a flapped fly. Balaclava extends all the way down your neck for warmth. Union Suit comes complete with a zip-front and drop back. Machine wash / dry. Imported. State Size. Choose your style and order ONLINE now! AVAILABLE SEPARATELY: Guide Gear Crewneck Tops, Poly Zip Turtlenecks, Pants, Mock Turtlenecks and Balaclava (Available in Tall sizes too!) - word search in our Store for 'Guide Gear Poly-Fleece Underwear'. Guide Gear Union Suit

Duofold Men's Mid-Weight Union Suit

Since 1906, Duofold has been providing consumers with quality high performance products. Duofold created two-layer thermals for the U.S. Army and their extreme Cold Weather Clothing System. Varitherm Expedition weight was developed specifically for the U.S. Special Forces. And many more. Firemen, policemen and U.S. military forces around the world wear Duofold on a daily basis. Whatever challenging activity you choose and whatever the weather-Duofold has you covered. Duofold provides thermals for boys, girls, women, and men. Besides thermals, Duofold also provides undershirts, underwear, lingerie, warmwear, long or short sleeves. You will find what you are looking for at Duofold. Just to mention a couple of products. The Duofold Women's Authentic Cotton Turtleneck is soft and warm. The Duofold Mens Duo-Dri Poly/Cotton Short Sleeve Tee has high breathability. The Duofold Women's VariTEC Performance Polypropylene Thermal Pant is perfect for wearing under pants as it is a single layer jersey knit fabric.

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Have You Ever Worn a Union Suit?

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      guitarstring67 2 years ago

      Unionsuits provide me with the comfort of a t-shirt that doesn't climb back up when I sit down, and underwear that stays in place. I love the looseness that boxers provide, but they can't keep me warm, and unionsuits do. If you never have tried them do, as it is nice to have underwear coverage all the time without having to make adjustments. Long live long johns!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I am a retired teacher who wears only Unionsuits like yourself, but I never take a break from this Great Suit of Long Underwear having worn it daily for the past 30 years. Wearing Only Long Underwear is the World's Greatest Underwear

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Bill again,

      Looking for a Spring/Summer Unionsuit other than a Long Sleeve Suit, take a pair of Scissors and cut short the Sleeves and the legs around Mid Thigh. This will definitely serve your purpose. I have never done this because I enjoy wearing only Long Sleeve Unionsuits and Long Underwear Year Round. I hope this will be some help to you because I like being a Long Underwear Friend and helping anyone who Loves wearing Long Underwear as much as I do.

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      SquidooMBA 5 years ago

      I wanted one of these in high school. I live in Florida now and it just doesn't get cold enough. Great lens. Keep up the great work!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I also wear union suits until well into spring. I've found a number of different wrights available in Canada. But I haven't found any models with knee length for summer. ANy ideas?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: I couldn't agree more. Hope your collection carries you through the milder times. Have you found any with knee length for wummer?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I wear union suits about ten months a year. I have several different weights that allow comfortable wearing in spring and fall as well as in the long Canadian winter. Unfortunately, summer union suits no longer seem to be available, although one producer has attempted a version that has no buttons, nor does it have any functional flaps, either in front or rear, so that its usefulness is limited to one's house. It still is one of the most practical types of underwear available. I am sure that clothing companies couls sell more with determined publicity.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have worn unionsuits for years ever since Grandma bought me one at Sears when I was a 16 year old boy. Now I wear them here in Colorado from late September into May. They are the best long underwear made...for camping, skiing, and working outdoors. Unionsuits rule! Don't know why everyone doesn't wear them.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Great lens and now I see they are what we call Long Johns. Have to look around to see if I can get one as Amazon hates Australians. They will sell to us but it is difficult to use their modules as they don't pay us commissions on sales so I don't buy from them either.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wear them all the time during winter. More practical than the two piece thermals.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Yes, I wear them almost every day from mid October to Mid April. I am a teacher and I like the warmth they provide from the weather in the Northwest.