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Pneumo-Slacks  
  Pants that make you look beefier.  

The door opened, revealing a tired-looking man in pneumo-slacks, which failed in their purpose of building up his skinny figure.
From The Proud Robot, by Lewis Padgett.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1943
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Compare to the plastirobe from Philip K. Dick's 1954 story Sales Pitch. Also, the transparent overalls from The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge (1970) by Harry Harrison.

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