Clothing which will keep fire from scorching the WeakMortalFlesh of the wearer, without melting or catching fire itself and compounding the problem. Note that these don't confer FireImmunity - the heat of a flame will get through the suit eventually.
Occasionally donned in conversation, when anticipating flame?s. This version is about as helpful against verbal flames as its physical counterpart is against incandescent gas.
Should be noted that whilst such a suit may keep the flames out for a bit, it won't stop the wearer from cooking eventually. It is also a happy coincidence that the first six letters of 'retardant' are what they are. --Vitenka