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Suit (jacket, waistcoat, and trousers)
- Watson, Fagerstrom & Hughes
- WATSON, FAGERSTROM & HUGHES LTD.
- Black wool flannel with white pin stripes; 8-button double-breasted jacket with side vents, peaked lapels, cuffed sleeves; 6-button single-breasted waistcoat; cuffed trousers with double pleats.
- Credit Line
- Gift of JOI'X CORPORATION
- Inventory Number(s)
- AC13674 2018-30-AC
The suit was worn by Bunny Roger (1911-1997), who played a leading role in postwar British men’s fashion as a fashion designer and dandy. It presents a neo-Edwardian look, combining a long jacket with broad shoulders and narrow waist with slender trousers. This reactionary style, modeled on the fashions of the Edwardian era at the beginning of the 20th century, was adopted by working-class youth around the middle of the 1950s, giving rise to the Teddy Boy style. (M. Is.)