Suit

American
late 20th century
Retailed by The Andover Shops (American, founded 1953)


Dimensions

Center back (Jacket): 85.1 cm (33 1/2 in.) Length (Pants): 939.8 mm (37 in.) Length (Bowtie (red)): 863.6 mm (34 in.) Length (Bowtie (green)): 838.2 mm (33 in.)

Accession Number

2012.178.1-4

Medium or Technique

Wool blend (?), silk lining, plastic buttons

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Peach single breasted suit jacket with Prince of Wales check; light blue squares and green lining. Two large pockets on front with flaps and small pocket on upper left near collar. Two white buttons down front. Four buttons on sleeves. Double vent in back.
Interior: pockets and labels: “MADE IN U.S.A. OF IMPORTED FABRIC” on collar, “THE ANDOVER SHOP” on interior - right.

Navy blue pants with cuffs at bottom. Zipper-fly and tab closure with button and metal hook/eye. Pockets on front and back. English pleat front.
Interior label: “THE ANDOVER SHOP” filled out with client information, “THE ANDOVER SHOP” insignia, “HAND TAILORED, PROFESSIONALLY DRY CLEAN ONLY, MADE IN USA.”

Red bowtie with yellow/green floral design. Black plastic clip to adjust length of bowtie.
Interior Label: “HOLIDAY D’ BROWN LONDON SPECIAL RE-EDITION,” “MADE IN ITALY 100% SILK DRY CLEAN ONLY.”

Green bowtie with concentric-circle polka dots in yellow and red. 4 white plastic buttons adjust the length of the bowtie.
Interior label: “MADE EXPRESSLY FOR: THE ANDOVER SHOP.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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