Blue turn of the century suit

The last item from the last Costume Museum of Canada display in May that I will be showing is a turn of the century blue suit.

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The detail on it is wonderful!

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The chevron pattern is repeated on the back.

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there is green velvet trim on the collar…

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…and sleeve.

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The buttons are blue velvet.

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I wouldn’t put blue and green velvet together on one suit so I wonder if the buttons had been replaced at some point or there was some sort of weird fading on the collar and sleeve.  Still a nice suit.  For the display, it was paired up with a little bag.  And a broach was used to hide moth holes.

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One thought on “Blue turn of the century suit

  1. Someone commented that this suit was like a lot of mail order catalogue suits you would see from that era. As I attempted to reply, the comment got deleted. Sorry about that! My reply was that the theme of the display was Eaton’s: from mail to mall. So the suit could have been ordered from the catalogue!

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