The jumper, sweater, guernsey or pullover has existed as long as modern history can remember. A thicker, secondary layer, worn over a shirt, or shirt and vest, it delivers an extra layer of insulation to the upper torso and arms. But what of the legs? Sure, there are trousers, but extra protection from the cold? Leg warmers? Not exactly what one would picture. Luckily, engineer and inventor Wallace Peeves has the solution. The leg jumper.
Much like a jumper for the upper torso, it is worn over the primary trouser layer and gives extra warmth and protection to the lowest of the vital organs, the knees. "My knees often creak more in the colder months," claims Dr Peeves. "A series of intricate experiments involving a thermometer showed that my knees were 65% colder during December than early Autumn, and 40% colder than my chest, with jumper, in the same month. So you see, the legs are not properly catered for, until now. I call them trumpers."
Leg jumpers, or trumpers, are set to hit the shops in time for Christmas and comes in a variety of designs, including the embarrassing 'woollen Christmas' style as well as the more subtle plain cotton variant. "No longer will the discrimination against two of the most useful limbs of the body continue. There will be no fighting this Christmas. Legs, arms, you have been warmed."