Three pairs of Fletcher Jones pants was all you needed, says Warrnambool's Gary Ryan.
One pair for work, one for everyday wear and one for going out.
"You bought FJs because you knew they would last," Mr Ryan said.
This will be just one of the memories shared at the Fletcher Jones Living Museum event, being run as part of the F Project FJ Garden Party and Christmas Market on Sunday.
Mr Ryan recalled one of his father's milk carts being used as entertainment for children at the factory's famous Christmas parties in the late 1950s.
"Don Oakley had been driving the cart for a while, and someone asked him if he could do it," Mr Ryan said.
"Dad gave permission for him to take the cart and he did that for several years.
"He was driving our cart, but he took it to FJs for the Christmas parties. It was a big deal.
"Fletcher's was a big part of the community.
"A car salesman once told me if he could sell one car to one of the FJ employees it was as good as getting another three or four. One would get a new car and then others would all want one."
FJ Living Museum organiser Julie Eagles said the event was an opportunity to collect stories about Fletcher Jones 'the man and the business' from anyone who was an employee, supplier, or just enjoyed the gardens.
"We are interested to provide an opportunity for people to come and look at some memorabilia and meet other people who have stories to tell," she said.
"If the stories are interesting we would like to follow up and add them to our (FJ Stories) website."
Mrs Eagles said collecting the stories through the Living Museum would help expand the interpretative material on the Fletcher Jones site in the future.
"We are still in the process of collecting material," she said.
"We still have lots of people who have living memories of Fletcher Jones and the Fletcher Jones business and we are wanting to capture those great stories.
"It might just be a paragraph or an anecdote but it builds up a picture that this man and this company were very special."
The FJ Living Museum will run across three one-hour sessions on Sunday December 8, at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. The F Project FJ garden party and Christmas market starts at 11am.
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