Suit with leg-of-mutton sleeves

Joyce and her husband are longtime friends of Gus Fisher. When visiting from Wellington in the 1960s they would meet for drinks at his Shortland St apartment before going out. They later moved to Auckland. Joyce purchased this suit from the French Shop in Remuera and wore it to the races with a matching pillbox hat. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Credit: Mrs Joyce Taylor, Auckland
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Suit
Material: Wool/polyester
Features: The leg-of-mutton sleeves are trimmed with a thin bias
Purchase location: The French Shop, Remuera, Auckland
Label: El Jay
Date: 1987