Black leather jacket worn by Gil Scott-Heron

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Description
A black leather bomber style jacket worn by Gil Scott-Heron. The jacket zips at the center front. The cuffs, hem, and neck are all made from a black ribbed double knit synthetic fiber with elasticity. There are two (2) welted inset pockets, one at each exterior waist. The jacket is fully lined with black synthetic fabric. There are two (2) interior inset pockets, one at each breast. The pocket at the interior proper left breast closes with one (1) metal snap. There is one (1) interior patch pocket made from black leather sewn at the proper left waist, with the words "Jos. A. / Bank" stamped on the leather. A black manufacturer's tag is sewn at the interior center back with white embroidered text reading "Jos. A. / BANK / ESTABLISHED 1905 / L / REG / MADE IN / CHINA". A care and fiber content tag is sewn at the interior proper left waist side seam. Two dry cleaner's paper tag are safety pinned to the interior proper right waist. A braided leather hanger loop is attached at the interior center back neck.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
late 20th century
Object number
2015.52.1
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Rumal Rackley
Manufactured by
Jos. A. Bank, founded 1905
Worn by
Gil Scott-Heron, American, 1949 - 2011
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Musicians
Spoken word (Poetry)
Medium
leather, polyester, acrylic, and wool with metal closures
Dimensions
H x W (flat): 30 1/4 × 21 in. (76.8 × 53.3 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Type
jackets