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Suit

Suit

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gilbey, Tom, born 1939 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool tweed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Kenneth Swift

  • Museum number:

    T.642:1, 2-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Worn with a silk rollneck shirt , this suit exemplifies the informal dress codes of the later 1960s. The revolutionary idea of replacing the shirt and tie reached even to Savile Row establishments. Gilbey uses a traditional tweed for a futuristic design, incoroporating zipped front and pocket fastenings.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Gilbey, Tom, born 1939 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Wool tweed

Dimensions

Weight: 1.66 kg

Object history note

Registered File number 1995/1099.

Descriptive line

Grey wool tweed suit with zip detail, by Tom Gilbey, London, England, ca. 1968.

Materials

Tweed

Techniques

Woven

Categories

Fashion; Men's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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