Man's Suit: Jacket and Trousers

Designed by Francis Toscani, American, 1915 - 1973

Made in United States, North and Central America

c. 1969

Olive green/brown wool twill tweed

Jacket (Center Back Length): 31 1/2 inches (80 cm) Trousers (Length): 42 inches (106.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis Toscani, 1974

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The contrasting top-stitching of this suit accentuates Toscani's masterful and innovative seaming. Buttoned-back, wing-shaped lapels are paired with a stand-up collar; angular side front seams incorporate welt pockets at the chest and waist; zippers close both the center front and the back vent; and the trousers are cuffed in the front only. In February 1969, Gentlemen's Quarterly (GQ) called attention to the suit's lines and also noted its emphasis on broad shoulders and a trim waist.