All Black blazer with embroidered pocket
Bruce McLeod wore this black woollen blazer to his debut All Black test match against the Wallabies in 1964. This fully tailored jacket was made to encompass Bruce’s burly frame, which stood at just under 6 feet and weighed in at 14 1⁄2 stone.
The blazer is a very simple cut and the only embellishments are the embroidery on the breast pocket and the New Zealand fern embossed silver buttons. A similar style of jacket can be seen in the Olympic blazer worn 12 years earlier by Yvette Williams, which also has the embroidered pocket and the same silver fern embossed buttons.
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