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Man's Suit
about 1970
Retailer:Distributed by G. Fox and Co. , American, founded 1847
Clothing Maker:Made by Musgrave
Coat (.a): Machine-stitched polyester knit with polyester lining. Plastic buttons. Pants (.b): Machine-stitched polyester knit with a plastic button, a metal zipper, and a metal trouser hook. The pockets and waistband are lined with a twill-woven fabric.
Component (coat length x width across shoulders): 33 1/2 x 18 1/2in. (85.1 x 47cm) Component (pants length x width): 46 1/2 x 19 1/2in. (118.1 x 49.5cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Rosemary Castonguay
Description: Man's single-breasted suit coat (.a) of dark blue polyester knit with dark blue plastic buttons. Half-lined. The single-breasted front closure has two buttons on the proper right with corresponding buttonholes on the proper left The single-notched collar and lapels are long and 4 1/4 inches at the widest point. The buttons are a very dark blue (or black) plastic. The coat is constructed with a long front dart on each side front, extending from the chest and covered by the hip pocket. The underarm seam at each side is also covered by this pocket. The center back seam has a 12 3/8 inch long vent. Each side back has one slightly curved side back seam. The sleeves are constructed of two pieces, with a faux vent (4 1/4 inches long) at the cuff. Each cuff has three smaller plastic buttons. Each side front has a large patch pocket with a flap at the hip. The proper right side has a smaller pocket inside. A third slash pocket with an upturned flap is located on the proper left side at the breast. There are double welt breast pockets in the lining of each side front. The jacket is half-lined with a blue polyester that covers each side front, the back shoulders, and the center back vent. The sleeves are lined with white polyester with fine multi-colored stripes. The seams are finished by being turned under and stitched. There is a tape stitched to the inside of the neck for hanging. Suit pants (.b) of dark blue polyester knit with a metal zipper fly front. The fly front has a black metal zipper with a metal trouser hook at the waistband. A black plastic button is located near the zipper top on the proper left side; it buttons inwards through a buttonhole on the proper right. The waistband is 1 3/4 inches wide. A vent for ease, 7/8 inches long, is stitched into the top of the waistband. There are nine belt loops, 2 3/8 inches long and 11/16 inches wide, stitched on top. These belt loops are not evenly spaced around the waist: two are closely spaced on either side of the center back seam and two are closely placed together on the proper right side front. Each side pocket is angled at the top. There is a single welt pocket on each side back; the pocket on the proper left has a deep blue button closure. A dart is stitched into each side back for shaping. All the pockets, the waistband, and the fly are lined with a black twill-woven fabric. The legs fall straight below the knee with no shaping. The seam allowances are not finished.
Object Number: 1997.11.13a,b
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