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Shirt - Gloweave, Great Shape, Green Geometric, 1960s Object Reg. No: SH 980224

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Glo-Weave Great Shape
Men's shirt manufactured in the 1960s by 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company was established in 1944 under the name Comfort Shirt and Underclothing Manufacturing Company and originally made military shirts and undergarmets.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.

This tapered business shirt was manufactured during the 1960s and was made from 100% cotton woven fabric with a stretch weave.
Description:
Green long sleeved shirt with geometric pattern. Includes cardboard packaging.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Gloweave Consolidated Pty.Ltd., 1998
Discipline: History

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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, 1960s

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