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Shirt - Gloweave, Breeze, Dark Blue, 1960s Object Reg. No: SH 980217

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Glo-Weave Gaylife Breeze
Men's shirt manufactured in the 1960s by Gloweave Consolidated P/L located in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.

The Melbourne-based company was established in 1944 under the name Comfort Shirt and Underclothing Manufacturing Company and originally made military shirts and undergarmets. In 1950 Saul Same changed the organisation's focus by designing shirts that were more stylish and fashionable and the business soon became a well-respected menswear retailer. Four years later the company changed its name to Gloweave, the nylon fabric name of its most popular and best selling shirt. Gloweave is still in operation today and has expanded its range to include a wide variety of men's and women's clothing.

Manufactured for an eight year period during the 1960s this sports shirt featured a long, round collar and came in 21 different colours. It was made from a knitted open weave fabric and came in both short and long sleeved versions. The short sleeved version retailed for £49/11 and was very popular in Queensland.
Description:
Dark blue long sleeved shirt with paper tag attached. Includes cardboard packaging.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Gloweave Consolidated Pty.Ltd., 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 350 mm (Height), 220 mm (Width), 60 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: clothing, manufacturing, men s clothing, clothing trade, shirts, family businesses
Themes this item is part of: Gloweave, Clothing Manufacturers, Fitzroy, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CLOTHING
Secondary Classification: Male
Tertiary Classification: outerwear
Manufacturer: Gloweave Consolidated Pty.Ltd., Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

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