Manufacturer Goodall-Sanford, Inc. American
Department Store Roger Peet American

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In 1908, Goodall Worsted Co., of Sanford, Maine, purchased the patent for a tropical weight mohair-cotton blend fabric developed by William S. Nutter. Goodall called the fabric Palm Beach cloth and sold it directly to tailors and manufacturers. In 1931, the company also began to produce suits from the cloth. The washable suit was comfortable to wear and the Palm Beach suit became the staple of the well-dressed man's summer wardrobe. In 1944, Goodall merged with Sanford Mills; the label on this suit indicates that it was produced after the merger. Sanford-Goodall would continue to produce the Palm Beach suit into the 1950s.

Suit, Goodall-Sanford, Inc. (American, founded 1944), wool, synthetic, American

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