In 1890, when a suit served merely as contrast to a pair of overalls
, the Martin Wades who would clothe themselves pulled their garments from the piles on long tables.
Not being entirely bereft of prudence, he had discarded boots and stockings and borrowed Tommy Cotton's overalls
His trousers were ordinary overalls
, his coat was made from a blanket.
It was a pallid-eyed youth of eighteen in overalls
who received Michael, receipted for him to the expressman, and carried his crate into a slope-floored concrete room that smelled offensively and chemically clean.
All I possessed were on me, and they were as follows: a pair of sea-boots that providentially leaked the water out as fast as it ran in, a pair of fifty-cent overalls
, a forty-cent cotton shirt, and a sou'wester.