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Mary Quant did a lot for fashion in the 60s, but she didn’t invent the onesie (Miniskirt mayhem! Nine ways Mary Quant revolutionised women’s clothes – and lives, 28 October). My second world war dressmaking book features an all-in-one called a “trousered unity suit for the house and emergencies”, with a hood and a front zip for speedy dressing in air raids. These were also known as siren suits. Winston Churchill wore a pinstripe one.
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• It is a sad day for a committed republican to say that the representative of the monarch spoke with greater conviction, incisiveness and vision than the prime minister of this country (Cop26 ‘literally the last chance saloon’ to save planet – Prince Charles, 31 October).