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  • Good question. Maybe by analogy to the tin hats they wore?

    July 13, 2007

  • Funny! I wonder where that nickname came from?

    July 13, 2007

  • I think the ones I was aware of were made of neoprene. According to d.com, they were also made of parafin soaked canvas. The idea was that they were tough and water replellant.

    Nothing romantic about them, I'm afraid.

    July 13, 2007

  • Are you serious, that's hysterical! What are they made of then? (Picturing silvery parachute pants a la MC Hammer (though his were gold).)

    July 13, 2007

  • Loggers in these parts did (perhaps do) wear tin hats and tin pants, neither of which were made of tin. The plot thickens. (see tinfoil)

    July 13, 2007