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cotton (corduroy), plastic, synthetic fabric (lining)
(a) 88.0 cm (centre back) 61.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 103.5 cm (outside leg) 37.0 cm (waist, flat) (trousers)
(c) 81.0 cm (outer circumference) 6.5 cm (height) 31.0 cm (width) (cap)
Place/s of Execution
London, England
(a) label, centre back neckline, woven in yellow on black synthetic: BIBA.
label, inside back pocket, woven in yellow on black synthetic: BIBA.
(b) label, centre back waist, woven in yellow on black synthetic: BIBA.
(c) none
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Rodney DeSoos, 1995
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
A men's suit of deep purple corduroy in an Edwardian style. The tailored frockcoat with large lapels, single breasted, with four purple plastic buttons for fastening, and three pockets is lined with purple satin. The matching pants with a lowered waist and zip fly have slightly flared legs. The hems on the cuffs and the trousers are slightly altered but this is reversible as no original fabric is cut. Worn with a black velvet peak cap.