Man's Suit

This 1955 suit is made of gray flannel with long, set-in sleeves on the jacket. The sleeves have three button closures at the hem edge. The jacket also features a notched collar with lapels, a buttonhole in the left only. Bound pockets with flaps over the openings are on the lower front, and a stand collar is on the upper left front. The jacket is unlined and has three gray button closures on the center front opening.
The pants have side pockets at the upper front and bound pockets at the upper rear. The left rear pocket closes with a black button. A zippered fly opening with one black button closes the front, and there is one hook-and-eye closure in the waistband. Six black buttons are on the inner waistband, and the pants are cuffed, held in place by snap closures.
Object Name
suit, 2-piece
Object Type
Entire Body
date made
center back of jacket: 31 in; 78.74 cm
inseam of pants: 29 1/2 in; 74.93 cm
United States: Wisconsin, Milwaukee
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Costume
Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
Men and Women
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Dorothea S. Miller

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