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Suit

Suit

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (retailed)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Take Six (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mohair

  • Museum number:

    T.563:1, 2-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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This distinctive suit with its long frock coat and tall 'highwayman' collar was worn for public appearances by the cabaret group 'The International Minipops' who toured their musical puppet show on luxury cruise-liners.It is typical of the more flamboyant menswear available from Carnaby Street boutiques in the 1960s. Retailers such as Take Six's owner, Sidney Brent, carefully courted show-business personalities as clients in order to generate useful publicity.

Physical description

Man's suit consisting of a black mohair double-breasted jacket and trousers.

Place of Origin

London, England (retailed)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Take Six (retailer)

Materials and Techniques

Mohair

Dimensions

Weight: 1.24 kg

Object history note

Part of a man's ensemble T.563:1 to 16-1997.

Descriptive line

Man's suit consisting of a mohair double-breasted jacket and trousers, retailed by Take Six, London, 1967

Exhibition History

Sixties Fashion (Victoria and Albert Museum 06/06/2006-25/02/2007)

Materials

Mohair

Categories

Fashion; Men's clothes

Collection code

T&F

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