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jacket 1986.188

Object Name: lounge suit

Artist/Maker: Hall, Malcolm
Role in production: Maker
Place of Creation: Manchester, England
Date: 1973

Accession Number: 1986.188
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • polyester
Support
 
Technique
  • printed
Description

White linen-look polyester suit printed in blue and black.
Jacket; SB fastening with two 1" (2.4cm) white plastic buttons. The back is in four panels and has a fitted waist. From just above waist level on the outer two panel there is a yoke which continues across all four panels at mid-shoulder level, and has a printed design in blue and black. This continues down the front of the jacket.
Trousers; White linen look, unlined. Curved yoke at the back, the lowest points being at the outside leg. Six 1/2" pearlised buttons inside the waistband for braces. CF zip fastening, secured at the waist by a 1/2" (1.2cm) button. 3" pocket at left waist. The circumference of the trouser legs taper to 17" (43cm) at the knee and flare out to 21" (53 1/2 cm). Label inside waist.
Worn on stage by Paul Chapman, a member of a folk band called Gypsie's Kiss

Dimensions

Type: Length (jacket)
Height:
Width:
Depth: 33 inches

Type: Length (trousers)
Height:
Width:
Depth: 40