“Spring-heeled Jack was described by people who claimed to have seen him as having a terrifying and frightful appearance, with diabolical
physiognomy, clawed hands, and eyes that “resembled red balls of fire”.
One report claimed that, beneath a black cloak, he wore a helmet and a
tight-fitting white garment like an oilskin. Many stories also mention a “Devil-like” aspect. Others said he was tall and thin, with the appearance of a gentleman.
Several reports mention that he could breathe out blue and white flames
and that he wore sharp metallic claws at his fingertips.“
File under “spring fashion inspiration.”