Walter Louchheim Man's Suit (Three-Piece)

This three-piece suit is labeled "Meyer & Mortimer Ltd." and comes from a shop that was established in London's historic Savile Row. Starting out as military outfitters, Meyer and Mortimer hold a Royal Warrant for tailoring from Elizabeth II.
The suit is gray with lighter gray pinstripes and the jacket has long, set-in sleeves that are closed with three gray buttons at the wrist. The notch collar has a buttonhole on each lower lapel, and the jacket is double- breasted with six gray buttons. The lining is gray fabric, and the jacket features three pockets: two slit pockets at the lower front, and a stand pocket at the upper left front.
The trousers are cuffed with slash pockets in the upper side seams and slit pockets at the upper back. The slit pockets have button closures. A set-in waistband has eight loops and six white buttons on the inside waistband.
A sleeveless vest completes the ensemble. Stand pockets are located on the upper and lower fronts, and the center front opening can be closed with six curved, gray buttons. The back is gray fabric with a lower belt, and the vest is lined with white fabric with red and blue pinstripes.
Object Name
suit, 3-piece
Object Type
Entire Body
Main Dress
date made
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
jacket, center back length: 31 in; 78.74 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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