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Suit

Suit

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bernard Weatherill (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Eric Lucking

  • Museum number:

    T.338&A-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This suit was made by Bernard Weatherill during the British fashion boom of the 1960s and is a good example of the styles of that period. The repetition of curved lines in flapped pockets, cuffs, collar and lapels, along with unusual covered buttons, show a dapper and stylish attention to detail. Bernard Weatherill was a mens' tailoring and equestrian dress-maker, established in Savile Row in 1912. Today, the company retains a host of Royal Appointments.

Physical description

Blue and black check wool suit consisting of a jacket and trousers. Displays a repetition of curved lines in flapped pockets, cuffs, collar and lapels, along with unusual covered buttons.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1966 (made)

Artist/maker

Bernard Weatherill (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wool

Object history note

Worn with self-spotted silk tie T.339-1984 (also by Bernard Weatherill) and a cotton shirt by John Michael (T.189-1978).

Descriptive line

Woollen suit, designed by Bernard Weatherill, Great Britain, 1966

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

de la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. V&A Publications, London, England, 1997, pp. 49 and 50.

Labels and date

This suit was made during the British fashion boom of the 1960s. The repetition of curved lines in flapped pockets, cuffs, collar and lapels, along with unusual covered buttons, show a dapper and stylish attention to detail. [1997]

Materials

Wool (textile)

Categories

Fashion; Textiles; Men's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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