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suit & shirt 1980.370 & 1985.204

Object Name: lounge suit

Artist/Maker: Stanley Adams
Role in production: Manufacture
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Date: 1971-1972

Accession Number: 1980.370
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • denim
Support
 
Technique
  • woven
Description

Blue brushed denim cotton suit.
Jacket; single breasted, fastening with one small blue plastic button; made with six body panels, underarm seams projecting towards centre front; two long vertical darts at front; wide rounded lapels made without button holes; breast pocket headed by 1 inch band of self fabric, lined black cotton, deep rectangular patch pockets with flaps at hips lined black cotton; pockets and collar topstitched; back has 14 inch slits at sides, now ripped at the top; sleeves made in two pieces; two small mottled blue plastic buttons sewn at each cuff; coat lined throughout in nay acetate; lining ripped in places; extensively padded with foam plastic at shoulder and chest; navy ribbon hanger, inside pocket at right breast; black artificial silk label sewn beneath with the following woven in white "Stanley Adams, London".
Trousers; flared style; 2 inch waistband, with 3 inch extension at centre front, fastening with flat chromium plated hook and loop; interior fastening mottled blue plastic button at top of zip fastening fly (zip corroded). Two horizontal pockets inserted just beneath waistband at front lined with black cotton and white nylon; back plain except for two small darts; waistband fly and croch lined white nylon (now dyed blue).

Dimensions

Type: Length (jacket)
Height: 83 cm
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