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    George Harrison's Beatles Suit Coat, Circa 1963. Between late-1962 and roughly the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, D.A. "Dougie" Millings and his son Gordon made numerous suits for the Beatles for stage, screen, photo, and personal use. One such item was this jacket, part of a series of "Chesterfield" suits that were made in various colors for the band following the famous "collarless" design worn up to that point. In the process, they changed men's fashion and the physical appearance of Rock and Roll as we know it. This particular light grey mohair and worsted wool jacket with black velvet top collar and orange diamond acetate lining was custom tailored for George Harrison in 1963. Gordon Millings notes: "This design they wore not only at stage appearances and the 'Royal Command Performance,' but had made for their own street wear." He adds: "The black velvet trim on the pockets and the narrow collar are very significant of that year, and the four-button front fastening was very popular. It is also very unique in the fact of the sleeve detail - a black velvet strap sewn into the bottom of the front with a pearl button applied." The jacket is in Excellent condition with virtually no wear, is signed by Gordon Millings on the lining of the inside pocket, and has outer pockets that are sewn shut - indicating that it was primarily stage worn as opposed to personal use. Included with it are two handwritten letters of authenticity providing a detailed history of the garment by Gordon, three color snapshots of him inspecting the coat and signing the inside pocket, and the paper patterns used to make the garment. A fabulous item.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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