Fashion Plates Adopt Armor Plate (Feb, 1940)
Fashion Plates Adopt Armor Plate
MEN’S shops in London are now stocking a new line of merchandise for sale to customers who want special protection during possible enemy air raids. In their clothing departments, the stores are offering bulletproof waistcoats, or vests, in all sizes and in a wide variety of styles. Hat departments are keeping pace by supplying the traditional English bowler, or derby, specially fitted with a steel lining that makes it as protective against flying fragments as the metal helmets issued to soldiers.