Shirt - Gloweave, Crimplene, Sky Blue, Boxed, circa 1970s Object Reg. No: SH 980640

Alternative Name(s): Glo-Weave Crimplene
Men's shirt manufactured circa 1970s 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company was established in 1944 under the name Comfort Shirt and Underclothing Manufacturing Company and originally made military shirts and undergarmets.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.
Sky blue shirt with long sleeves and a pocket on the left side of the chest. The buttons are frosted blue. The collar is quite long and pointed. There is a tag attached to one of the buttons with a picture of a man wearing blue short sleeved shirt. The shirt is currently packaged in box with no lid. This packaging is, however, subject to change.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Gloweave Consolidated Pty.Ltd., 1998
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37.00 cm (Height), 5.50 cm (Width), 23.00 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: Tag inside collar: Glo-Weave/Crimplene/M Tag attached to button: Glo-Weave/Style No. 11300/L/Sleeve 12300 On two sides of box: Glo-Weave On third side of box: Glo-Weave/style size colour price/12300 M PENNANT/BLUE
Manufacturer: Gloweave Consolidated Pty.Ltd., Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970s

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