Catsuits, Boilersuits, and Racing Suits

A certain magic is generated when a separate shirt and trousers are united in a one-piece oufit...why else would generations of artists, thinkers, comic book fans, and perverts find such inspiration in a relatively simple clothing modification? The story of the 'boilersuit' and its (super)heroic descendants is a curious tale; a purely functional clothing item historically laden with a mix of Utopian hopes, fantasies of superhuman power, and sexual desire. 19 year old racing sensation Mike Hailwood in 1959 One-piece utility outfits first...

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