Jacket, Men's Tweed; Cambridge Clothing Company; 1960-1970; WY.2008.14

Name/Title

Jacket, Men's Tweed

About this object

This is a man's jacket labelled 'Cambridge clothes for men. Made in New Zealand'.

In 1844 the Scots-Irish Macky family arrived in New Zealand. Two of the brothers set up a trading business soon after arriving that dealt in the manufacture and wholesale of men’s clothing, outfitting fellow pioneers with hard-wearing denims, coarse woollen jackets, trousers and coats necessary for the tough days ahead. Prior to the Great Depression, the firm was the largest wholesaler of general products in the country, with branches in London and the Pacific. However, the company changed course and a rejuvenated firm looked to the growing urban market, specializing in tailoring and distributing through the growing number of independent men’s outfitters spread throughout the country. By the 1960’s Cambridge was a market leader.

We believe that this jacket may have belonged to Sam Dunn, a carpenter who worked for Stephen's Builders of Edendale.

Maker

Cambridge Clothing Company

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1960-1970

Period

1960s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, animal, hair, wool
inorganic, processed material, synthetic, textile

Inscription and Marks

Label inside proper left chest: 'CAMBRIDGE CLOTHES FOR MEN'
'MADE IN NEW ZEALAND'

Measurements

h 740 mm x w 470 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

clothing

Object number

WY.2008.14

Copyright Licence  

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