Suit

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


Dimensions

Length (jacket): 81.2 cm (31 15/16 in.) Length (pants): 95.2 cm (37 1/2 in.) Length (shirt): 91.4 cm (36 in.) Length (necktie): 148.5 cm (58 7/16 in.) Length (bowtie (red)): 85 cm (33 7/16 in.) Length (bowtie (maroon)): 86 cm (33 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2012.179.1-6

Medium or Technique

Wool (?), silk lining, plastic buttons

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Olive green single breasted suit jacket with intersecting orange vertical lines and red/pink horizontal lines. 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 each sleeve. Double vent in back.

Charcoal gray pants with cuffs at bottom. Zipper-fly and tab closure with button and metal hook/eye. English pleat front. Pockets on front and back.

Blue/white pinstripe collared shirt with white buttons down the front.

Orange knit necktie with maroon polka dots. Maroon cloth sewn onto interior of the center of the tie to prevent slippage at the collar. Made in Italy.

Red silk bowtie with pink polka dots. Four white plastic buttons at center used for adjusting the length.

Silk tie. 1/2 is maroon with orange polka dots; other 1/2 has maroon and orange parallel diagonal lines. Four white plastic buttons at center adjust length.

Signed

Interior label (jacket): "MADE IN U.S.A." on collar, "THE ANDOVER SHOP" insignia on interior - right

Interior label (pants): No interior labels.

Interior label (shirt): "THE ANDOVER SHOP: ALL IMPORTED COTTON" "15 1/2 x 34""

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