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Suit

Suit

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1940-1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Utility (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tweed lined with sateen

  • Museum number:

    T.241&A-1981

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A more casual look pervaded men's fashions during the 1930s and 40s. The lounge suit with its generous cut and wide trousers was the most popular form of daywear. Tweeds were suited to everyday, weekend and country wear and dark jackets were appropriate for professional use. During the Second World War waistcoats were often omitted due to rationing.

Physical description

Man's suit consisting of a jacket and trousers in brown herringbone tweed lined with sateen.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1940-1949 (made)

Artist/maker

Utility (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tweed lined with sateen

Descriptive line

Man's suit consisting of a jacket and trousers in herringbone tweed lined with sateen, Utility, Great Britain, 1940-1949.

Categories

Men's clothes; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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