As we all know, Bungle goes round naked most of the time. But sometimes he makes an effort and covers his genitals with a fetching outfit. I’m not just talking about when he wears a dress, which is every other day. Sometimes he wears actual clothes. Consider the following examples:
Outfit for breakdowns
Let’s start with a favourite. In this story from the 1992 Rainbow annual, Geoffrey makes Bungle wear a shirt and tie when they all go to visit Geoffrey’s friends. The existence of any trousers is not known.
Sadly, the story is about the car having a breakdown, not Bungle having a breakdown. I’m having a breakdown, if that helps.
Of course, everyone knows you can’t do any exercise without wearing special magic clothes, or you will explode and die. That’s what those Fabletics adverts keep trying to tell me anyway. Bungle knows this, and has donned his vest and pants for a Rainbow sports day. I’m not sure why Bungle and Geoffrey are stood having a fag afterwards.
You wouldn’t think it, but Bungle is a bastard for exercise. He’s always jogging or lifting weights or dancing about like a twat. As such, he has a charming collection of activewear. As well as the vest/pants/cigarette combo above, he has this outfit for when he channels the Happy Mondays.
No wonder Bungle never wears trousers – look what happens when he does.
Fancy dining wear
Here we have Bungle dressed as a snooker player/your dad for a swish evening in a restaurant.
It wouldn’t do for Bungle to get wet, so he has various raincoats. Above you see Bungle dressed entirely appropriately for the weather, with a raincoat, wellies, and no trousers.
Here he is in a natty purple number. Those pigs really hate George.
This is Bungle’s ensemble for his big song ‘n’ dance number during the gang’s impromptu ‘seaside show’. Note the complete failure to wear trousers again.
Bungle also has windsurfing and golfing outfits, if these Rainbow Comic covers are to be believed:
Bungle needs a sturdy outfit to wear while camping, as he spends the entire time getting bullied by the others and needing a wee. As such, he’s chosen to wear big shorts, a vest that he appears to be absorbing, and a hat that needs stapling on.
Here he is dressed in a too-small fireman’s outfit, for no apparent reason.
And finally, we have Bungle’s sunbathing getup:
Which consists of an enormous pair of novelty glasses and a wicker hat thing. Things take a turn for the worse when their friend Jo visits. Bungle feels the need to hide his nudity (badly) by donning the kind of dressing gown normally worn by Tom Selleck: