I put my insulated bib overalls in the wash on June 1. I also stored my bucket with two sets of tire chains and the tub with pacs, bib overalls, wool, coat, wool cap, and insulated gloves that I keep in the pickup for more than half the year. This is a real leap of faith that I won’t need any of them for awhile. In fact, I had worn the bib overalls a few times yet in the latter part of May.
These heavy bibs are an important part of my wardrobe. I wear them regularly, and have for the last twenty years. That was a major change from the first twenty years of my cowboy life when I wore wool underwear instead. http://www.montanacowboycollege.com/woolunderwear.htm
But wool underwear are hard to find these days, and the bib overalls have the advantage of keeping your clothes clean, and of being able to add or subtract a jacket or coat to regulate temperature. When you come in the house you can peel off the bibs and be both clean and comfortable.
And thus comes progress – even to an old cowboy.