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Seinfeld's "Puffy Shirt"

Seinfeld's "Puffy Shirt"

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Description
On a memorable episode of Seinfeld (NBC, 1989-98), comedian Jerry Seinfeld unwittingly agreed to wear this frilly "pirate shirt" during an appearance on the Today show.
The popular series, famously described as a show "about nothing," reveled in the absurd situations that emerged from the everyday lives of its four main characters: Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer. The "puffy shirt" episode, originally broadcast September 23, 1993, was written by Seinfeld cocreator Larry David.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
shirt
date made
1993
user
Seinfeld, Jerry
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 35 in x 20 in; 88.9 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
2004.0245.01
accession number
2004.0245
catalog number
2004.0245.01
Credit Line
Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc.
subject
Television
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
National Treasures exhibit
Clothing & Accessories
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

I love this shirt! My high school football team are the Myrtle Beach Seahawks (SC). I graduated in '71 but I will ALWAYS be a pirate!
The "Puffy Shirt " history. It was originally made by a downtown LA clothing company called H2O. It was a copy of Prince's shirt from "Purple Rain " movie. The shirts were made exclusively for a Hollywood Blvd clothing store named Antenna. I sold the shirt to the show stylist for the episode.
I have one of these shirts and love it. I wear it to certain events and people LOVE it. I never heard of the places you mention but I bought mine directly from International Male. I thought it was made exclusively for them.
Thank you for passing on this information--this is great to have for the research files and . I appreciate you taking the time to share this information with us.

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