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Men's Paula Stafford beach jacket

Date: 1950s
Overall: 770 x 510 mm
Medium: Cotton
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Jacket
Object No: 00006149
Place Manufactured:Surfers Paradise

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    On Queensland's Gold Coast Paula Stafford produced fashionable and daring swimwear for both men and women. This man's cabana set, lined in grey cotton fabric, was designed to be reversible, with button and pocket detailing repeated on both sides.

    SignificanceThis cabana set, with its loud abstract print, is representative of men's beachwear fashions from the 1950s.
    HistoryBy the 1950s men's swimwear mirrored women's trends in fabric and detailing. The cabana set, consisting shorts and matching over shirts or jackets in geometric patterns, was hugely popular.
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