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Ski suit ensemble

Ski suit ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, uk (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1929 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burberry (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wool, woven cloth and knitted yarn

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll and worn by her while she was Mrs. Charles Sweeny

  • Museum number:

    T.308&A to F-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Red wool ski suit, comprising a belted ski jacket, stirrup trousers, mittens and cap in red wool, and a cream knitted wool turtleneck jumper with bands at cuffs, neck and waist of vertical red stripes.
[Ski jacket] Below hip-length, double-breasted, belted jacket with two button-down front pockets. Red worsted twill with checked woollen lining. Has Burberry's label (woven in yellow and white)
[Ski trousers] Tapered trousers, flap front, button and strap fastening at sides. Trouser bottoms have side-laced gussets. Elastic foot straps secure trousers. Red worsted twill with checked woollen lining throughout.
[Ski hat] Peaked, flat-top cap with front bow. Ear flaps fasten under the chin with strap and press studs. Has Burberry's label.
[Ski jumper] Turtleneck long-sleeved wool jumper. Machine-knitted stocking stitch with two-and-two rib neck, bottom and cuffs, patterned in red. Two small pockets located above bottom welt.
[Ski mitten] Red worsted mitten with protective gauntlet and waterproof interlining. Secured at wrist with strap and press stud.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, uk (made)


ca. 1929 (made)


Burberry (designer)

Materials and Techniques

wool, woven cloth and knitted yarn

Descriptive line

Ski outfit; red wool cap, jacket, trousers and mittens, and white knitted wool jumper; Great Britain, Burberry, ca.1929


Wool; Worsted


Knitting; Tailoring


Sport; Fashion; Clothing; Accessories; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection code


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