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Shirt - Gloweave, Great Shape, Cream, Embroidered, 1960s Reg. No: SH 980225
- Alternative Name(s): Glo-Weave Great Shape
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company was established in 1944 under the name Comfort Shirt and Underclothing Manufacturing Company and originally made military shirts and undergarmets.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.
This tapered business shirt was manufactured during the 1960s and was made from 100% cotton woven fabric with a stretch weave.
- Cream Gloweave with embroidered vertical lines. It has a wide collar with rounded tips. The buttons are opaque cream buttons. It is folded on a piece of cardboard and the collar is kept in shape with plastic and cardboard supports. It is packaged in a black box with a transparent lid and has green, blue and purple writing around the sides. The way in which the shirt is folded, and the packaging, are subject to change.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Gloweave Consolidated Pty.Ltd., 1998
|Dimensions:||6.50 cm (Height), 33.00 cm (Width), 21.50 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||This is while the shirt is still in the box and, thus, is subject to change.|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||On tag inside collar: GLOWEAVE/Great/Shape/POLYESTER-COTTON/ 14 1/2-37CM|
|Manufacturer:||Gloweave Consolidated Pty.Ltd., Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1960s|