Dressing Up, Dressing Down

Back to item narrative

1972-1974 wool brocade jacket (2002.29)

Object Name: evening jacket

Artist/Maker: Mr Fish
Role in production: maker & design
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Date: 1972-1974

Accession Number: 2002.29
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • wool
  • lurex
  • brocade
  • woven

Evening jacket to be worn with plain black evening trousers; tan and blue wool brocade woven with bronze metallic lurex in a stylised floral design in imitation of a "bizarre" silk from about 1710. Double breasted with a single low set pair of buttons; narrow shawl collar; sleeves cut with slightly flaring cuffs (no buttons); breast pocket; side pockets without flaps; lined acetate; inner pocket with woven label, orange on white "Mr Fish, 17 Clifford St, London W1". The wearer was a Captain M Clark from Newcastle. The jacket was purchased at a charity shop in Heaton Moor; hence knowledge of wearer's name as other clothes from his wardrobe were donated.


Type: Length
Height: 77.5 cm

Type: Chest
Width: 100