These red pants were worn by Fats Domino and have straight legs and an adjustable waist. The pants are made from a red synthetic fabric and close at the center front waist with a metal zipper, one (1) flat metal hook-and-eye, and two (2) round plastic buttons, one gray and one red. There are two (2) diagonally inset pockets, one at each front side waist, and two (2) welted pockets, one at each back side below the waistband. The proper left back pocket closes with one (1) round plastic red button. Adjustable self-fabric straps on each side of the waistband fasten with silver-colored metal buckles above each front side pocket. The pants are lined only at the waistband with an off-white synthetic fiber, which is also used as pocket lining. A label with printed information regarding care is sewn on the interior proper right back side of the waistband.
This pair of men's burgundy and tan leather loafers, left shoe (2013.59.3a) and right shoe (2013.59.3b), were worn by Fats Domino. The uppers of the shoes are made from leather, with the wingtip toe caps, heel counters, a panel over the tongue, and the trim around the foot opening all in burgundy. The rest of the uppers and the tongues are cream leather. A decorative design is punched into the burgundy leather at the center of each toe cap and along the edges of the wingtip and the counter. A piece of wide brown elastic is sewn behind each tongue for an adjustable fit. The shoes have leather soles and stacked wooden heels that are painted black with a black rubber heel cap. The Pierre Cardin logo and name are incised onto the heel caps. A square metal "p" logo is attached at the outer side of only the right heel. The insides of the shoes are lined in light brown leather, including the inner soles. A blue label with cream text having the "p" logo at the left reads: "pierre cardin / PARIS / MADE IN SPAIN". The style and size are stamped in black ink on the interior proper left side of each shoe.
Phi Beta Sigma fraternity pin from the Epsilon Alpha Chapter at Dillard Univerisity, New Orleans. This gold-colored metal pin has a two-tiered design, with the Greek letter Phi (F) centered atop the letters Beta (B) and Sigma (S). Phi is set with twelve round, white pearls. The back has lettering inscribed across the top reads "E.M. - E.A." Lettering inscribed across the bottom reads "10K" and "12-10-53." This piece has a diagonal bar pin across the back.
This ivory silk ruffled necktie was worn by Fats Domino. The tie is thin with square tips on the blade and tail, and is made from silk satin. The satin is turned with the wrong side facing and then box-pleated and sewn to the blade, with a thin piece of ivory velvet bisecting the ruffled pleats. A label is sewn onto the back of the blade with red embroidered text reading: "IMPORTED SILK / by / Serrano / LOS ANGELES".