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Suit pants for Ain't Misbehavin' costume worn by André De Shields

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Created by:
Brooks-Van Horn Costume Company, Inc., American, 1962 - 1981  Search this
Worn by:
André De Shields, American, born 1946  Search this
polyester and satin with metal, plastic and Velcro™
H x W (pants flat): 43 × 18 1/4 in. (109.2 × 46.4 cm)
Inseam: 31 1/2 in. (80 cm)
Waist: 31 7/8 in. (81 cm)
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Suit pants from Ain't Misbehavin' costume ensemble for Act II worn by André De Shields during the 1982 NBC TV special. The suit is comprised of a jacket (2018., pants, (.2), and a waistcoat (.3). The trousers are emerald green and have a zipper fly, hidden internal hook-and-eye closure, with a strip of Velcro to hold the zipper flap in place. The zipper has the manufacture's name printed down the tab that reads, [TALON]. The pants are hem sewn at seam line by machine and have a distinct crease in the front of each leg. The trousers have a flat front, with two slant pockets. They are straight-legged with a strong center crease down the front of the legs. The pants are hemmed by hand and have a fold over at the bottom of each leg. There is some loss of thread at the hem.
The waistband, interior pockets, and crotch are lined with black fabric. The interior waistband of the pants have six black plastic buttons. On the proper right front waistband a piece of twill tape is hand sewn to the lining. Handwritten in black marker on the twill tape is the inscription, [DE SHIELDS / PERSONAL].
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of André De Shields
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