Who was wearing them?
The Mysterious Trunks.
Curiously, although we know the illustrator (Jack Crowe), no author has stepped forward to take responsibility for this exotic juvenile pot-boiler. (Raphael Tuck — fine art publishers to Their Majesties the King and Queen and to Her Majesty Queen Mary — Toronto, circa 1920s)
I don’t know why it makes me giggle like an idiot every time I look at it. It shouldn’t be in the least amusing. But it is.