Jacket, Men's Tweed; Cambridge Clothing Company; 1960-1970; WY.2008.14
Jacket, Men's TweedAbout 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.
organic, processed material, animal, hair, wool
inorganic, processed material, synthetic, textile
Label inside proper left chest: 'CAMBRIDGE CLOTHES FOR MEN'
'MADE IN NEW ZEALAND'
h 740 mm x w 470 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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