Man's Suit (Three-Piece)

This three-piece suit is made of gray herringbone tweed wool woven with fine dark and light brown vertical threads. The jacket is single-breasted with three buttons and a hacking pocket on the left breast. Two flap pockets are on the lower front, and there are four gray buttons on the cuffs of each arm. Dove-colored striped silk lines most of the jacket, with piped pockets inside the right breast and gray and white striped silk lining the sleeves.
The trousers are cuffed, with a button-down fly opening and belt loops. The right front has a fob pocket, intended for use with a pocket watch. There are seam pockets in the front and piped pockets in the back with ivory twill weave silk lining.
The single-breasted vest has four hacking pockets in front and a dove-colored stripe weave silk back. The lining is white twill weave silk, and the V-neck is bound in wool dress fabric. Six gray buttons are on the center front, and the back is self-belted.
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Object Name
suit, 3-piece
date made
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accession number
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Clothing & Accessories
American Enterprise
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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