Shelter Suit

From 1939. Something casual to throw on when the air-raid signal sounds. Plus, "the wearer is safe from mustard gas, because it will stand penetration for one hour."

Wear it in a blast-resistant house and you'd have no worries.

Derby Evening Telegraph - Oct 24, 1939

New York Daily News - Oct 2, 1939

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     Posted By: Alex - Wed Jan 04, 2023
     Category: Fashion | War | 1930s

I take it "the outside shelter" is in the Tube, or wherever non-Londoners went away from their residiences.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 01/04/23 at 07:03 AM
That would be an Anderson yard shelter. Clammy little dog houses.
Posted by ResortDog on 01/04/23 at 11:13 AM
For those (like me) who didn't know what ResortDog was talking about:
Posted by ges on 01/04/23 at 07:02 PM
In those days, the men (naturally) wore their 3-piece suits & ties in the Anderson yard shelter. Must have been a good time to have a laundry business.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 01/05/23 at 08:36 AM
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