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Jacket worn by John Entwistle of The Who

Theatre Costume
ca. 1966 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Jacket worn by John Entwistle of The Who, decorated with heraldic symbols from the Royal Arms of England and Scotland. On the back, the red lion of Scotland on a yellow ground. On the front, the three yellow lions of England on a red ground. The sleeves in yellow decorated with the red fleur-de-lys border of the Scottish emblem. Fastened with three buttons covered in red fabric.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen and polyester
Brief Description
Jacket worn by John Entwistle from The Who, made by Lew Rose Tailors. Red and yellow jacket decorated with the heraldic symbols from the Royal Arms of England and Scotland. On the back, the red lion of Scotland, on the front, the yellow lions of England.
Physical Description
Jacket worn by John Entwistle of The Who, decorated with heraldic symbols from the Royal Arms of England and Scotland. On the back, the red lion of Scotland on a yellow ground. On the front, the three yellow lions of England on a red ground. The sleeves in yellow decorated with the red fleur-de-lys border of the Scottish emblem. Fastened with three buttons covered in red fabric.
Dimensions
  • Collar to hem length: 78cm
  • Across shoulders width: 47cm
  • Weight: 0.9kg
Gallery Label
Galllery rotation, 2022 HERALDRY JACKET WORN BY JOHN ENTWISTLE OF THE WHO About 1966 During the early-to-mid 1960s, The Who’s fashions placed them at the forefront of Mod subculture. Bassist John Entwistle’s jacket is emblazoned with heraldic symbols: the red lion of the banner of Scotland and the yellow lions of the Royal Arms of England. A Union Jack blazer would later become a wardrobe staple for bandmate Pete Townshend. Designed by Lew Rose Linen and polyester Given by John Entwistle Museum no. S.11-1978
Credit line
Given by John Entwistle
Collection
Accession Number
S.11-1978

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record createdJuly 1, 2009
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