You don’t see many boys in dungarees any more. Toddlers wear them for sure but there was a time in the late 70s and early 80s when they were the height of fashion for boys in Britain. ‘The Waltons’ was a big hit on BBC television at the time and, for a brief moment, many boys walked around looking as if they were just off the Waltons’ set.
I had a pair myself. I bought them in Oxford and wore them once back at college. Too many of my friends laughed for me to wear them again and they were relegated to the back of the wardrobe and then on to the charity shop. By the time they reached the shop, though, fashions had changed and dungarees returned to toddler and girl wear only.