man-o'-war suit

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man-o'-war suit (plural man-o'-war suits)

  1. A suit, especially worn in the 19th century, with long trousers and wide-brimmed straw sailor hat.
    • James Joyce, "The Dead", from Dubliners
      She had an open book on her knees and was pointing out something in it to Constantine who, dressed in a man-o'-war suit, lay at her feet.