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86/1740 Suit, evening, men's, (3 pieces), wool & silk, "Hordern Bros", Sydney, Australia, c. 1925. Click to enlarge.

Suit, evening, men’s, (3 pieces), wool & silk, “Hordern Bros”, Sydney, Australia, c. 1925

Made by Anthony Hordern & Sons in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1925.

This evening suit was made in Australia by Hordern Bros. The shirt was made by Anthony Hordern & Sons at it factory in Dixon Street, Sydney. The Hordern family owned two department stores in Sydney, Hordern Bros and Anthony Hordern & Sons. Reflecting the spirit of nationalism in the 1900s, this company prided itself on its local factories and huge mail-order network.

Summary

Object No.

86/1740

Object Statement

Suit, evening, men's, (3 pieces), wool & silk, "Hordern Bros", Sydney, Australia, c. 1925

Physical Description

Suit, evening, men's, (3 pieces), wool & silk, "Hordern Bros", Sydney, Australia, c. 1925.

Three piece evening suit consisting of jacket, waistcoat and trousers. Made of black wool, the lapels of the jacket and waistcoat are of basket weave silk. Manufacturer's label inside jacket.

Marks

The jacket has two fabric labels with machine embroidered lettering inside the neck "MADE / Hordern Bros. Ltd. / SYDNEY" and "Quality Clothes / Hordern Bros Ltd / MENS & BOYS STORE / 42C GEORGE ST SYDNEY"

Production

Notes

The suit was made by Anthony Hordern & Sons, Sydney

The suit was made c. 1925

Source

Credit Line

Gift of HS Holt, 1986

Acquisition Date

9 December 1986

Cite this Object

Harvard

Suit, evening, men's, (3 pieces), wool & silk, "Hordern Bros", Sydney, Australia, c. 1925 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 August 2019, <https://ma.as/60014>

Wikipedia

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