Suit, mens

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Manufacturer: Lynx
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New Zealand
Black mens three piece morning suit including trousers, waistcoat and tail coat. Worn by Sir Keith Holyoake. Trousers made of black serge wool fabric. One back welt pocket and two side front pockets in seam. Two front pleats on each side. Cream satin lined waistband. Front and back brace buttons and button fly opening. Side seams have a decorative black tape from the waist to the hem. There is heel tape on the inner back of the bottom edge of the leg. The waistcoat is made of black serge wool on the front with black satin on the back. The front lapels are narrow at the shoulders and wider at the button opening at the centre front. It has four black plastic buttons at the opening and two welt pockets, one on each side. The back has a black satin waistband belt with a metal buckle. There are two small side slits, one on each side. The inside is lined with cream satin. The tail coat is made of black serge wool with grosgrain fabric on facing and lapels, black satin lining and cream satin lining on inside of the sleeves. It has long sleeves, three black buttons on the opening of the back side of the sleeve. Cut away style at the front with tail cut on the back which has a centre split pleat from the waist to the hem with two buttons at top of the pleat. Six buttons. Princess line shaping at the back. It has a welt pocket at the upper left side and a pocket inside at the proper right of the lining. The upper part of the lining has many rows of black stitching which gives it small bit of padding. One satin hanging band sewn into the centre back inside the neckline.
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Media/materials description
Black serge wool fabric, black and cream satin, plastic buttons, grosgrain fabric facing
.1 - Trousers = Length (mm) = 1120mm
.1 - Trousers = Width (mm) = 510mm
.1 - Trousers = Width (mm) = 284mm
.1 - Trousers = Circumference = 1040mm
.2 - Waistcoat = Length (mm) = 550mm
.2 - Waistcoat = Width (mm) = 490mm
.3 - Tail Coat = Length (mm) = 514mm
.3 - Tail Coat = Length (mm) = 1143mm
.3 - Tail Coat = Width (mm) = 510mm
Sir Keith Holyoake
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Morning suit, worn by Sir Keith Holyoake. Gift of the Holyoake Family and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2012. Nelson Provincial Museum, Holyoake Memorial Trust Collection: NPM2012.115.12

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