One more thing I thought of when Linus wears his striped outfit is the old fashioned strongmen from the circus. Though they often wear leopard prints and other colors as well.
Contrast with Linus the Strongman with dumbbell.
Here Linus is doing some lifts with his dumbbell rattle.
Though not as deadly as the other rattle, this one is still a little to heavy for him so he usually puts it down after a lift or two.
Some strongman he is. We are not likely to increase his regiment until he is ready. There are other strongman babies as well.