Oriignally the property of Miss Cynthia Atherton-Brown, whose father had been a former National Hunt jockey, a winner of the Grand National in the early 1900's. He bought her the outfit at Beal's of Regent Street. Cynthia must have been about a size 14 and 5 ft 8 in tall. Gaberdine was invented by Mr Burbery in the 1870's.
compising a double breasted jacket, trousers and a cap,labelled H A Beal, Regent Street, London W1 of navy wool gaberdine, the jacket with high neck with button and buttonhole, another button and buttonhole underneath and then lower to the chest area three sets, buttoned pockets, the sleeves with buttoned tabs, lined with shot red man made silky fabric, the trousers with front waistband with buttonholes for fastening to back at the sides, the back waistband with two sets of buttons each side, for adjustment but also extending inside front with further buttons, the sides with openings and large poppers, large seat , the ankles slit with tape ties to both sides and elastic stirrups, the top area lined with silky grosgrain, the peaked segmented cap with earflaps, under chin fastening, lined with black rayon, the jacket length 27 in or 69 cm trouser length 42 in or 107 cm; waistband 27 in or 70 cm adjustable.
Excellent. Slight moth damage to back trousers under waistband.
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