late 20th century
Retailed by The Andover Shops (American, founded 1953), Samuelsohn (Canadian, founded in 1923)


Center back (Jacket): 81.3 cm (32 in.) Length (Pants): 927.1 mm (36 1/2 in.) Length (Bowtie): 876.3 mm (34 1/2 in.) Length (Bowtie): 838.2 mm (33 in.) Length (Necktie): 1485.9 mm (58 1/2 in.) Length x width (Hankerchief): 39.4 x 39.4 cm (15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, silk lining, plastic buttons

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Blue/green searsucker suit with lavender interior. Two front pockets and one smaller pocket at upper left breast near collar. Interior pockets on left. Searsucker pants. Zipper-fly and tab with button and hook/eye closure on front waistband. Measurements/client info sewn into back of pants. Pant legs cuffed at bottom. English pleats.

Bowtie with navy blue/fuscia/royal blue/green parallel vertical stripes, black plastic clips adjust length of bowtie.

Chartreuse bowtie with orange and purple geometric design, four white plastic buttons adjust length of bowtie.

Knit teal necktie with orange polka dots.

Square hankerchief with white square border. “STEVER LERNER” embroidered into upper left corner in navy blue thread.


Labeled "The Andover Shop," and "Made in Canada" Interior labels: "FABRIQUE: MADE IN CANADA" on collar; "THE ANDOVER SHOP" insignia sewn onto bottom. Measurements/client information in left breastpocket.


By 2011, acquired by Nancy T. Lerner; 2012, gift of Lerner to the MFA. (Accession date: April 25, 2012)

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Gift of Nancy T. Lerner in memory of Steven L. Lerner