Informative Caption tells us that “The very latest fashion in air raid shelter wear is a slip on dressing gown complete with hood, and can be left open, (left), or zipped into trousers, (right). London, England. September 14, 1939.” And, excuse me, but — and I am not at all thrilled with this development! — but I could use a robe that I could swiftly transform into trousers right about now. Not to mention the gas mask.

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