shell suit

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shell +‎ suit, from the outer nylon shell of each part.


shell suit (plural shell suits)

  1. (chiefly UK) A lightweight tracksuit consisting of a zip-front jacket and matching elasticated trousers, each having an outer nylon shell, often bearing panels and flashes of different colours, and inner cotton lining; popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s both as sportswear and as general leisurewear.