Victory suit

Accession Number F01641
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 36 sec
Object type Short film
Physical description 35mm/b&w/sound
Maker Dearth, Harry
Smart, Ralph
Place made Australia
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A War Organisation of Industry production. Directed by Ralph Smart, commentary by Harry Dearth. Sydney, Mr Dedman arrives wearing the first victory suit made in Australia. He is interviewed in his office and asked why the victory suit has been introduced. Mr Dedman demonstrates the suit its features being: no vest, no cuffs, no double breast, no buttons on the cuffs. The idea is to save on material and labour time thus contributing to the war effort. The public is urged not to buy clothes unless absolutely necessary. Also shows victory sports coats, overcoats; cardigans are out and plain socks are in. (See also film F01551 Fashions for victory for women's clothes.)

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