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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1980s (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton jersey

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Vest of light burgundy cotton jersey.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1980s (made)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton jersey

Object history note

Registered File number 1994/274, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995, in the exhibition it was part of an outfit called 'Traveller UK 1986-94' (includes the jumper T.312-1994, the jeans T.500-1994, the T-shirt T.502-1994, the belt T.503-1994, the T-shirt T.504-1994, the socks T.505-1994, the boots T.506-1994, the whistle T.507-1994, the licorice T.508-1994, the toggle T.509-1994 and the friendship band T.510-1994).

Part of New Age Traveller Costume. 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.

Descriptive line

Vest, light burgundy cotton jersey, Great Britain, 1980s

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

Described in the exhibition publication, part of an outfit called 'Traveller UK 1986-94'.
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties


Cotton jersey


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


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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