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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1980s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Geordie (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Jeans of patched black denim.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1980s (made)


Geordie (retailer)

Materials and Techniques


Object history note

Part of New Age Traveller Costume (T.500 to 510-1994). This outfit combines second-hand and found clothing with army surplus and handmade garments. The numerous layers were worn for warmth and protection. The hat is unique to the traveller's tribe, in this case, the Dongas. Traveller clothing is normally worn until it falls apart, hence the condition of this outfit, and the unwashed appearance reflects the Traveller's itinerant life which is spent largely outdoors.

Purchased. Registered File number 1994/274.

Descriptive line

Jeans, patched black denim, Geordie, Great Britain, 1980s; part of male Traveller outfit.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De La Haye, Amy and Cathie Dingwall, eds. Surfers Soulies Skinheads & Skaters: Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties. London: Victoria and Albert Publications, 1996.




Men's clothes; Day wear; Fashion; Sport; Informal wear; Streetstyle exhibition 1994


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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