Suit, mens

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New Zealand
Beige suit, two pieces. Worn by Sir Keith Holyoake. The Jacket has long sleeves with two buttons on the lower outer sleeve and three patch pockets at the front. It has a collar and reveres and a centre front opening with three buttons. Inside the jacket is a large front facing of self fabric with satin shaped shoulder lining which used to have foam padding. The foam has now disintegrated. There is also horse hair canvas interfacing at upper front. The sleeve seams are bound in satin ribbon. The jacket has a centre back satin hanging tag. The trousers are made from the same beige synthetic material as the jacket and has a cotton lining. Trousers have permanently pressed creases at the front and back. The waistband has ten belt loops and a trouser hook fastening on the waistband tab. Inside there are brown buttons for braces and two white buttons. Four front pleats. Leather strip at lower hem. The trousers have a front fly zip with a metal tab and hook. There are side pockets in side seams, welt pocket in proper right back and the proper right front at the waist.
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Media/materials description
Polyester, plastic buttons, nylon zipper, metal tab and button hook
.1 - Jacket = Length (mm) = 830mm
.1 - Jacket = Width (mm) = 605mm
.2 - Trousers = Length (mm) = 1110mm
.2 - Trousers = Width (mm) = 580mm
.2 - Trousers = Circumference = 1110mm
Sir Keith Holyoake
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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: NPM2012.115.15

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