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Man's Suit

ca. 1968 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This suit was made in 'The Sixties', when psychedelic colours were very popular. The corduroy is an American furnishing fabric by Hexter. The donor, Mr David Mlinaric, purchased the fabric while on a visit to the USA so that he could have a suit made from it on his return home.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Jacket
  • Trousers
Materials and Techniques
Printed cotton velvet, lined with silk, metal, padded
Brief Description
Suit consisting of a jacket and trousers of printed cotton velvet, fabric made by Hexter, United States, suit designed by Mr Fish, London, ca. 1968
Physical Description
Man's suit consisting of a jacket and trousers made of striped voided cotton velvet corduroy. The coloured stripes are printed in green, orange, red and yellow which are overprinted to get brown and beige well as darker reds and greens giving a rainbow effect to the colours.

Credit line
Given by David Mlinaric
Object history
The suit was made during the period when psychedelic colours were at their most popular. The corduroy is an American furnishing fabric by Hexter, purchased by the owner with the intention of having a suit made from it.



Both the jacket and trousers have been let out at least one inch at the centre back.
Summary
This suit was made in 'The Sixties', when psychedelic colours were very popular. The corduroy is an American furnishing fabric by Hexter. The donor, Mr David Mlinaric, purchased the fabric while on a visit to the USA so that he could have a suit made from it on his return home.
Collection
Accession Number
T.310&A-1979

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record createdJune 9, 1998
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