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  • A youth in a bum-freezer absently sloshed a pail of soapy water across the pavement, forming a black bloodstain.

    Black Butterfly

  • Even the Eton collar and the bum-freezer jacket was familiar to me!

    Brave and True Short stories for children by G. M. Fenn and Others

  • In practical terms, we often barely get it right - barely being the operative word, considering the number of 'bum-freezer' jackets worn with skinny jeans with the knees ripped out, I have spotted tottering through the snow in the last few days. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • From the immaculately pressed bum-freezer suit to the greasy quiff and richly lacquered Gretsch guitars he seems to be from a different, less complex, time.

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  • (an appalling monocled child in Etonian bum-freezer and pin-striped trousers) and cloth -- capped, scuffkneed Bert -- and the dastardly foe, Hawful Hadolf and the Nastiparts (a bunch of thuggish fiends, each of whom had one extremely nasty part, e.g. a steel hook instead of a hand, feet like claws, teeth that could bite through your arm).

    The Satanic Verses


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  • "The current fashion for jeans and bum-freezer jackets is a return to long-vanished kinds of display. Flared trousers were worn by the Incroyables of the Empire, and the purpose is now, as it was then, to make the thighs seem more lissom and the buttocks perter. Tight, high-waisted trousers are almost as revealing as the delicately coloured Inexpressibles which were hauled taught over the genitals by the first suspenders."

    - 'What turns women on', Germaine Greer in Esquire, 1973.

    April 14, 2008