Siren suit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The siren suit is a one-piece garment for the whole body which is easily put on or taken off, originally designed for use on the way to and in air-raid shelters.[1] The suit solved the problems of warmth and modesty encountered when seeking shelter during nighttime air raids in the United Kingdom during World War II. It was roomy and could be put on over night clothes quickly when an imminent air raid was announced by the sirens." ‎- Eivind
"Similar in style to boilersuits worn by many workers including mechanics, brick layers and tank crews to protect their standard clothing, the siren suit was invented by Churchill[4] as an original leisure suit in the 1930s. He played a large part in popularizing it as an item of clothing during World War II, wearing it regularly, including when meeting other important people such as U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, General Dwight Eisenhower[5] and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.[6]" ‎- Eivind
Thanks! I just heard a mention of this in a podcast (don't remember which one). They referred to it as a onesie that Churchill designed and wore in the war room. By the time I got home, I'd forgotten to look it up. (And Google gives me lots of results to Churchill Onesie. Ha!) ‎- bentley
I don't understand why there's not more focus on him being the inventor of the onesie whenever his name comes up? ‎- Eivind
was the gentleman wearing the beret with two badges also the inventor of his costume? :) ‎- ‌ ‌ma∟ıĸ
The internet suggests "sort of," MQ. It seems Monty made up his own little outfits, but from existing military garments and accessories :) ‎- Eivind
Thank you, Eivind. it was a nice piece of information. really glad to know that Monty liked the creativity. :)) ‎- ‌ ‌ma∟ıĸ
The fashionistas that saved the free world :) ‎- Eivind
.......and were among our very 'beloved' British rulers during British Raj in Indian subcontinent from 1858 to 1947! :) ‎- ‌ ‌ma∟ıĸ
Are you planning your summer wardrobe early this year, love? ‎- Jenny H.
Several pictures of Churchill wearing his siren suits. ‎- bentley
@taoofcoffee: It's not that early. I can feel the spring in the air :) ‎- Eivind