Manufacturer Goodall Worsted Company American
Department Store Burkhardt Bros. Company 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 began producing suits from that fabric as well. The Palm Beach suit became a summer classic, washable and comfortable to wear, the legendary suit became the staple of the well-dressed man's summer wardrobe.

Suit, Goodall Worsted Company (American, 1824–1944), wool, cotton, synthetic, American

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