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Attributed to:
Ortiz's Art Clothing and Ace Tailors, American  Search this
Worn by:
Charley Pride, American, 1934 - 2020  Search this
jacket: cotton denim, suede, and metal;
pants: cotton denim, suede, and metal
H x W (jacket): 30 1/2 x 20 in. (77.5 x 50.8 cm)
Inseam (pants): 34 1/2 in. (87.6 cm)
Jacket on Form: 30 1/2 x 25 x 14 1/2 in. (77.5 x 63.5 x 36.8 cm)
jean jackets
Place made:
Galveston, Texas, United States, North and Central America
This denim jean jacket (a) and bell-bottom jeans (b) with suede patchwork details were worn by Charley Pride. The blue jean jacket (a) is cut straight with full-length sleeves and a fold-over collar with exaggerated pointed lapels. It closes at the center front with four (4) round metal buttons that have the text "KEMINGTON / 20 / GA / EXPRESS" engraved around them. Rectangular patches of tan, brown, and ochre suede with blue denim are sewn on the front and back yoke. There are two (2) patch pockets, one at each front chest, with pointed flaps that close using one (1) button each, though the button on the proper right pocket is missing. The cuff of each sleeve closes with two (2) buttons each. The jacket is not lined. There is a size tag at the interior center back neck.
The bell-bottom blue jeans have side panels on each leg made from rectangular patches of tan, brown, and ochre suede with blue denim, matching the yoke decoration on the jacket (a). The pants close at the center front waist with a metal zipper, one (1) metal snap, and one (1) metal hook-and-eye. There is one (1) inset pocket at the proper right front waist. The pants are not lined.
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Country (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charley Pride
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture