Jacket and pants worn by MC Hammer in music video for "They Put Me in the Mix"

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Created by
Unidentified
Worn by
MC Hammer, American, born 1962
Medium
Jacket: synthetic fiber, foam, and metal button
Pants: synthetic fiber and elastic
Dimensions
H x W x D (2011.153.7.1-.2 on form): 61 × 25 × 16 1/2 in. (154.9 × 63.5 × 41.9 cm)
H x W x D (2011.153.7.1 jacket on form): 23 1/2 × 25 × 16 1/2 in. (59.7 × 63.5 × 41.9 cm)
H x W (2011.153.7.1 jacket flat): 23 1/2 × 21 1/2 in. (59.7 × 54.6 cm)
H x W x D (2011.153.7.2 pants on form): 46 × 17 × 13 in. (116.8 × 43.2 × 33 cm)
H x W (2011.153.7.2 pants flat): 44 × 17 1/2 in. (111.8 × 44.5 cm)
Type
ensembles (costume)
jackets
trousers
Place used
California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1988
Description
This blue jacket (.1) and Hammer pants (.2) were worn by the rapper and dancer MC Hammer in the 1988 music video for his song "They Put Me in the Mix."
(.1): Blue cropped jacket with full-length sleeves. The jacket is made of a bright blue synthetic fabric and has a notched collar. The front of the jacket has an open front style with a single button closure at the bottom center front. The large circular gold button has a raised design of an eagle holding an anchor surrounded by stars, and is attached with the eagle upside down. The button closes around a loop on the proper left front made from the blue fabric. The sleeves are wide at the shoulder and taper toward the wrist. The jacket is fully lined with a white synthetic fabric. There are thick shoulder pads attached between the facing and lining fabric.
(.2): Blue Hammer style pants with black waistband. The pants are made of the same blue synthetic fabric as the jacket. The legs are wide-legged with a slight taper toward the hem, ending at the ankle. A gusset is sewn between the legs to make the crotch loose and baggy. The blue fabric is gathered at the top and joined to a wide black elastic waistband, which is seamed at the center back. The pant legs are hemmed with black thread. The pants are not lined.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Costume
Dance
Fashion
Hip hop (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.153.7.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Costume
Clothing-Fashion
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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