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Man's formal suit

American (Boston)
about 1974


Center back (jacket): 32 inches Length (pants): 42 inches Center back (waistcoat): 20 3/4 inches

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (crepe)

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s formal black wool suit jacket, notched collar with silk satin lapels, and silk covered buttons; lined with silk plain weave. Matching pants and waistcoat. Labelled “Milo Boston”


1970s, purchased at Milo of Boston by D. Roger Howlett, Boston, MA; gift of Howlett to MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of D. Roger Howlett