Thanks to RoundHouse I am a BIB-lover now!
THANKS TO ROUNDHOUS WITHIN A FEW WEEKS I AM TURNED FROM A NON-BIB-WEARER INTO A DEVOTED BIB-LOVER NOW
Hi, I'm a Dutch student and I'm also the lucky owner of a real RoundHouse BIB for men now!!! I even in no time have adopted it as my standard daily dress. Already since a few years I wanted very much to start to wear an authentic American BIB overall, those made of heavy blue denim. A big, big thank you for Sheplers answering all my questions and advising me to take one size bigger as normal, as 34 fits me like a glove. I can recommend buying one to everybody else. *** I have never worn a BIB in my life before, because they are unfortunately still completely unusual for men in an urban environment in my country, which makes wearing one here for a man a little bit a daring step. As they in Europe are mostly worn by women, a man doesn?t look quite well when dressed in most European brands of dungarees, also because they are usually rather shapeless, made of soft grubby material, and have a lot of skimpy details. It became clear that if I wanted to look in a BIB not sloppy but stylish, I would need a straight classical American one, one that is really masculine and fits tight around your body everywhere. Having seen several guys wearing those great BIBs in American movies, I knew that they look much, much better! It seemed wonderful to me to have such a BIB myself too. *** Alas you can?t get them in Holland. Searching on the Internet I came across the Round House. I immediately knew: this superb looking BIB I want to wear! So I ordered one, that arrived three weeks ago. After I had unpacked it, my first reaction when I had a look at it was: wow! It arrived just in time that afternoon to change clothes quickly before attending college. It was a real sensation to put it on, to close the side buttons one after one, to pull up the backpanel and to fasten the braces to the frontflap, and it was a great sensation too, to wear a real American BIB for the first time in my life. To button it up still is a great moment every morning again. *** I didn't know till yet that a BIB was so practical and that wearing one is so extremely comfortable! A BIB is really a very masterly invention. I always struggled with the question were to leave my glasses and cellular phone the BIB pocket offers itself very logical as the big solution for that. A second advantage of wearing a BIB is that the frontshield and the backshield keeps your torso warm enough to allow you to work without a jacket outside even when its colder. *** And when working inside behind the computer the same is true: you can store away your most important small utensils easily, those that otherwise would lie somewhere about. You don't need a jacket for that (the pocket of a shirt mostly are much to small), and as a jacket is an extra layer of clothes that to my opinion always is hindering when you're writing, this is a main advantage of wearing a BIB. In fact, with a BIB you're well prepared for every task, working inside an going outdoors; you're dressed properly for nearly every occasion. *** Although it takes a little more time to put a BIB on, as one needs to open all side buttons to get inside (and of course button up them all for a good fit), once all is in place, a RoundHouse indeed fits wonderful, even much more than I did presume on base of internetreviews. I knew that of course I had to get adjusted to the whole, as to the special feeling of the very big frontflap covering my chest and the fact that it goes really, really high up at the sides, compared to the standard jeans of today. *** I love those pairs of big golden side-buttons, which are so characteristic for a BIB and gives the Round House such a great look and fit. When buttoning up you sense that the BIB is encircling your torso more and more, and I was especially unprepared for the nice experience of this narrow fitting, high reaching up sides together with the wide backshield, that follows the contours of your body very close and thus, thanks to the stiff denim, reminds you every second that you wear one. *** It was the least I was prepared for, I mean: the form of the frontshield and backshield one can distinguish clearly on pictures, but I hadn't recognized before that a BIB also at the sides is much higher, reaching even up to your lowest rib. I was really caught by this unusual firm grip on my hips, as it has thanks to the high upper buttons a rather narrow fit indeed, preventing any slobbering of either front or back. *** The RoundHouse has a very well proportioŽned fitting frontflap covering most of your chest, without having you drowning in it. The backshield is rather elegant (I've seen much more unwieldy models on the internet) and all those gold coloured side and bib buttons give a lot of nice accents to the overallview. I think I look great in it! *** Meanwhile after three weeks I know: this BIB I want to wear henceforth as my standard daily dress, not only at home, but also when going out and attending college at the University. It's just such a great piece of clothes that I can't take it off and to exchange it for any other! So perhaps I will order in the future one extra identical RoundHouse, to be really able to wear this great BIB every day. *** However, because a BIB overall in Holland still is an unusual garment to wear as a man in public, nobody being able to overlook it as the huge frontflap intrudes itself inevitable to the spectator, I still will need some time to get used to being dressed this very showily way all days, at home and at my work, as of course I always wear my BIB indoors totally uncoŽvered. As i'm until yet the only student wearing one at the University, it makes me a real eye catcher there. ***To be honest: in the beginning it needs some courage to do that, but wearing a BIB without the bib itself being visible makes no sense. Otherwise I could put on a normal jeans as well. And I hope that also my colleagues and nearest relatives, who partly were really amazed when I turned up in my new BIB for the first time, after some weeks of uninterrupted wearing will not know otherwise, and that I just will become the guy who just always wears a real American BIB (smile).