Wool & camel hair overcoat

This coat was bought from Milne & Choyce in 1956. Diane Stitchbury put it on layby and paid if off. When she travelled to London with her new husband the coat came too. Originally it was the ‘New Look’ long length but has been shortened to extend its fashionable life. 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: Diane Stichbury, Auckland
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Coat
Material: Wool with camel hair and metalic thread, crepe de chine lining
Features: This heavy full-backed edge to edge overcoat has a shawl collar.
Colour: Black
Purchase location: Milne and Choyce, Auckland
Label: El Jay
Date: 1956