Item 2018.72 - Burton Tailcoat

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2018.72

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Burton Tailcoat

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  • 1917 (Creation)

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Black wool gentleman's tailcoat from 1917 with contrast fabric peaked lapels. It has six decorative black plastic buttons in a V formation on the front of the coat and a welt breasted pocket. There are two buttons on the waistline above the back vent separating the two tails. Both cuffs have four buttons. It has distinctive shoulder padding on the shoulder blades to create a more a more structured silhouette. It is fully lined with an internal breast pocket on the right side and another pocket in the left tail. Both pockets have production labels sewn into them. It belongs to a 'Tony Dover', as handwritten in the lining along with '175 Thistles'.
Country of Design: United Kingdom
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom

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wool
Colour/Print: black
Details: tailcoat, peaked lapels
Label: 114-120 Regent St, London. Montague Burton. The Tailor of Taste. 18-19 Princes St Edinburgh. Production label: Cutting number 26790 Quality and colour: Z32black Quan: 25. Chest: 38. Colour number: 1. Rotary (blank) Cloth number: 2845715 Style 40747. Size: 5. Trousers waist: 34 Leg: 31. Price (blank) Branch s/n (blank) Date 23717 Branch no (blank)

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