Amazingly enough, the makers of my Grandpa’s favorite brand of overalls Round House now have a website. I didn’t know until recently that that are made right here in Shawnee, Oklahoma since 1903. After reading their website I’m even proud to own and wear a pari of them, since the company gives 10% of their profits to the Lord.
Here’s something else interesting from their site:
- FACTS ABOUT SHAWNEE GARMENT
1. Shawnee Garment Manufacturing Company is the oldest manufacturing company in Oklahoma still operating.
2. Americans continue to grow. Over the last 20 years, the best selling waist size has grown from 34 waist to 40 waist.
3. The Santa Fe and Rock Island railroads had roundhouses in Shawnee. In 1907, an average of 42 passenger trains and 65 freight trains passed through Shawnee daily.
4. Our factory uses 10.8 million feet of thread a month.
5. Blue denim overalls were the traditional work overall while the stripe overalls were reserved for dress or church occasions (thus the name, “The Oklahoma Tuxedo”).
6. Biggest pair ever made here – 80″ waist for a funeral in Texas.
7. About 40% of the work force at Shawnee Garment is part American Indian.
8. The paternal grandparents of the owner, Jim Antosh, were both Polish immigrants and were married with the help of a matchmaker in the U.S. Their last name, Antosz, was “Americanized” to Antosh.
If you’ve never worn a pair of Roundhouse Overalls, you should give them a try. They are the most comfortable clothes I own. You can buy them at Wal-mart and lots of other clothing stores in Oklahoma and in some parts of Texas, and you can also get them on their website too.