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Evening suit

Manufacturer:
Brooks Brothers (American, founded 1818)
Manufacturer:
Lee (American, founded 1889)
Date:
1947
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool, cotton, leather, silk
Dimensions:
Length at CB (a): 43 in. (109.2 cm) Length at CB (b): 45 in. (114.3 cm) Length at CB (c): 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm) Length at CB (d): 34 in. (86.4 cm) Length at CB (e): 34 in. (86.4 cm) (m): 6 1/2 x 12 in. (16.5 x 30.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Robert E. Blum, 1985
Accession Number:
2009.300.1019a–m
Not on view
This set of evening coordinates is unusual in its completeness. Made by Brooks Brothers, a well-known high-quality American menswear maker, it features an unusual piqué pattern on vest. The mock-front and real center-back-button closure of the shirts makes for cleaner, smoother look.
Marking: Customer label (a): "Brooks Brothers/ Madison Ave. cor. 44th St./New York, N.Y./R. E. Blum, Esq./ 11-24-47"
Customer label (b): "Brooks Brothers/ Madison Ave. cor. 44th St. New York, N.Y./R. E. Blum, Esq./ 11-24-47"
Stamped on buttons (b): "Brooks Bros./N.Y."
Label (d): "Brooks Brothers/Makers"
Label (e): "Brooks Brothers/Makers"
Stamped (f): "Made in England for Brooks Brothers./Est. 1818./Low Hamilton."
Stamped (g): "Made in England for Brooks Brothers./Est. 1818./Low Hamilton."
Label (h): "Brooks Brothers, est. 1818"
Label (i): "Brooks Brothers Makers"
Label (j): "Brooks Brothers Makers"
Stamped (l): "Made in England"
Stamped with griffin, shield and crown logo (m)
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