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Shirt - Gloweave, Royal Suede, Orange with Brass Button, circa 1959 Object Reg. No: SH 980601

Alternative Name(s): Gloweave Royal Suede
Men's shirt manufactured circa 1959 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company was established in 1944 under the name Comfort Shirt and Underclothing Manufacturing Company and originally made military shirts and undergarmets.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.

First manufactured in 1959 this shirt featured either a jacket styling or a sports styling with a V-front. It was made from a non-directional suede treated with a new fabric process, Terlinden. The shirt retailed for £79/11 and was stocked by Myer.
Orange corduroy shirt with brass buttons. It has long sleeves and a pocket on the left side of the chest. There is a white tag attached to the shirt's label. The shirt is currently hanging on a black plastic coat-hanger.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Gloweave Consolidated Pty.Ltd., 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 69.00 cm (Height), 44.00 cm (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
Inscriptions: On tag inside collar: Glo-Weave/ROYAL/SUEDE/M/Bri-Nylon On tag attached to shirt: Presentation No. 26/Style No. 82155/Glo-Weave/Hip length jacket. Bonded corduroy in a proven best selling hip length jacket.
Manufacturer: Gloweave Consolidated Pty.Ltd., Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, circa 1959

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