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  • Place of origin:

    London (retailed)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Take Six (retailer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:

    T.563:1, 2-1997

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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 (retailed)


1967 (made)


Take Six (retailer)

Materials and Techniques



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




Fashion; Men's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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