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Boxing trunks worn and signed by Mike Tyson

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
Everlast Worldwide, Inc., founded 1910  Search this
Worn by:
Mike Tyson, American, born 1966  Search this
Medium:
velvet, elastic, silk, ink, thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On Form): 18 × 20 1/2 × 10 1/2 in. (45.7 × 52.1 × 26.7 cm)
Type:
athletic shorts
sports uniforms
Date:
1985-2005
Description:
A pair of black velvet Everlast boxing shorts worn by Mike Tyson. The shorts are solid black velvet with a black silk and elastic waistband. There is a white rectangle tag sewn onto the center front of the waistband. It reads [®/EVERLAST/MADE IN U.S.A.] in black and has a black rectangle border around it. A shield-shaped patch at the bottom of the proper left leg reads [U.S.A. with a stars and stripes graphic]. They are signed in silver with an illegible inscription on the proper left leg is illegible and [Mike Tyson] on the proper right.
There are two fabric tags sewn into the interior waistband. They are white and were sewn on with black thread. The top tag reads [Lot/Large] in blue text with a blue line underneath. The tag below reads [DRY/CLEAN/ONLY] in black text.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Sports  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Jock Michael Smith Collection
Object number:
2016.107.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Jock Michael Smith Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e282736d-7c2a-435e-9daa-93ae3bbfa8c8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.107.8