The April Fool Archive

The People’s Suit    (April Fool's Day - 1958)

Norway's Aftenposten newspaper reported that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry had decided to introduce a "people's suit" as a new savings policy. This would be a kind of national uniform, with everyone required to wear the same thing. Aftenposten said that the people's suit would be on display in Oslo's Herman Mehren clothes store. Reportedly the store received many inquiries about the suit as well as a number of orders.

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