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Cuddle Coat

Experimentation with a coat for two leaves couples with really no escape.

News 1979 2 mins Silent

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A pantomime horse of a fashion idea sees a new design for a coat for couples tried out and tried on in Plymouth. Alison Holloway tests its wearability and saleability to the bemusement of onlookers. The doubleheader single-sleeved item has the locals caught in a dilemma more akin to a game of Twister than changing-room fashion passion and one from which there is just no easy escape. Good for a hug, huggle or cuddle, the cuddle coat is a poncho with a difference.

The patent is still pending.