Gingham suit & lemon sorbet shirt

This is the first of many suits made by Mandatory for Joe Lindsay, trombone player for Wellington band Fat Freddy's Drop. The jacket features a clever underarm invisible zip adaptation in the style of jackets made for orchestra. These release Joe's pits for arm lift enabling playing the trombone while staying suited! Joe modeled this suit for Mandatory's 10th Anniversary fashion show in 2007, which featured a number of fabulous luminaries. The suit was purchased by Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in 2010.


Photographer: Pat Shepherd
Model Joe Lindsay
Copyright: Photo © Mandatory Ltd
Designer: Clare Bowden and Fiona Edwards
Manufacturing location: Cambridge Clothing, Avondale, Auckland
Garment type: Suit, tie, shirt
Material: Cotton Poly Viscose/ cotton waffle tie and stretch cotton sateen
Features: Underarm invisible zips adaptation
Colour: Lime/chalk white with lemon shirt
Label: Mandatory
Date: 2007