Tailored red cape

This garment was purchased originally at Ballantynes in 1967. It has been shortened later by two inches so that it could continue to be worn with good grace as fashion lengths changed. 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: Gaye Sellers, Christchurch
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Cape
Material: Loose weave wool
Features: There are two labels sewn in, one from El Jay and one from the stockist, Ballantynes
Colour: Red
Purchase location: Ballantynes
Label: El Jay
Date: 1967