Tuxedo

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
GenreClothing, Jewellery & Textiles
Object ID2015.005.002 a-c
DescriptionTuxedo consisting of jacket, trousers and waistcoast. Custom made from black wool and lined with black silk and white cotton. 

a: Single breasted dinner jacket with grosgrain peaked lapel, single linked button closure, and padded shoulders. 1 welt breast pocket and 2 welt hip pockets. 3 buttons on each cuff.

b: Single breasted waistcoat with shawl collar and four buttons. 2 welt breast pockets and 2 welt waist pockets. Back is black satin with buckled back stay. Lined with white cotton

c: Trousers with straight leg, zipper fly, and brace buttons. 2 buttoned flap pockets on rear, 2 slit pockets at hips and 1 watch pocket. Belt loops at waist
Materials/Techniqueswool with silk and cotton lining; plastic and metal fasteners
Measurementsjacket: 74 x 42 cm; waistcoat: 60 x 41 cm; trousers: 102 x 38 cm
InscriptionsInside collar: PM
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2015 by Claus Jahnke.

The donor acquired the tuxedo from the estate of the original owner, Paul Meyer
Classificationtuxedoes
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Claus Jahnke
NoteSmall leather luggage tag with Paul Meyer's name, home address, and telephone number found in jacket pocket