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Ensemble

ca. 1929 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

City suit. Black double-breasted coat and striped trousers, beige hopsacking waistcoat, cream silk shirt, with tie, bowler hat and shoes. Silk public school tie, white, dark blue, red, cream striped silk


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 9 parts.

  • Jacket
  • Waistcoat
  • Shirt
  • Tie
  • Hat
  • Shoe
  • Shoe
  • Collar (Neckwear)
  • Collar (Neckwear)
Materials and techniques
wool and cotton blend, wool flannel Mother-of-pearl (shirt buttons) made from Trochus sp., including Trochus niloticus (Caroline Cartwright, Senior Scientist, Department of Scientific Research, British Museum, 2019)
Physical description
City suit. Black double-breasted coat and striped trousers, beige hopsacking waistcoat, cream silk shirt, with tie, bowler hat and shoes. Silk public school tie, white, dark blue, red, cream striped silk
Production typeHaute couture
Credit line
Given by Aubrey Esson-Scott
Object history
Worn by Aubrey Esson-Scott (World Punting Champion 1929-34) in the City

Historical significance: Rare, complete ensemble showing a fashionable day suit of c.1929, from head to toe
Bibliographic reference
Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971 394
Collection
Accession number
T.713-1974

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Record createdJuly 16, 2007
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