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Man's suit ensemble

Man's suit ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    New York (designed)

  • Date:

    early 2007 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thom Browne (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    white dotted Swiss organdie, grosgrain, muslin, cotton, and elastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Thom Browne

  • Museum number:

    T.64:1 to 8-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Man's jacket, trousers and shirt tailored from white, sheer Swiss-dot organdie and trimmed with white grosgrain, the jacket with a detachable ruffled muslin bustle. Worn over white cotton boxer shorts, with charcoal cotton sateen necktie and charcoal grey elastic sleeve garters.

The jacket single-breasted, with three buttons centre front and four button cuffs, breast pocket, two front pockets. A detachable bustle of sixteen layers of cream muslin applied with meandering ruffles is buttoned under the back flap. The tuxedo shirt is made from the same fabric as the jacket, with elongated stiffened French cuffs and stiffened collar. The trousers have cuffed hems and front button fly, two back pockets and a cinch in the back.

Place of Origin

New York (designed)


early 2007 (made)


Thom Browne (designer)

Materials and Techniques

white dotted Swiss organdie, grosgrain, muslin, cotton, and elastic


Length: 46.5 cm jacket, Circumference: 86 cm jacket chest, Width: 32.5 cm bustle, Length: 27 cm bustle, Length: 73 cm shirt, Circumference: 90 cm shirt chest, Length: 96 cm trousers, Length: 70 cm inseam of trousers, Circumference: 70 cm waist of trousers, Length: 38 cm boxer shorts, Circumference: 68 cm waist of boxer shorts, Length: 88 cm necktie, Width: 3.5 cm necktie at widest point, Width: 2 cm necktie at narrowest point, Width: 2.5 cm garters, Circumference: 32 cm garters, total

Descriptive line

Thom Browne. White sheer Swiss-dot organdie suit and shirt; the jacket with detachable ruffled muslin bustle. Cotton boxer shorts, sateen neck tie and elastic sleeve garters. New York, Spring-Summer 2007.


Organdie; Grosgrain; Muslin; Cotton; Elastic




Men's clothes; Fashion; Clothing; Underwear


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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