Robe worn by Floyd Patterson for World Heavyweight Title against Sonny Liston

Image for Robe worn by Floyd Patterson for World Heavyweight Title against Sonny Liston
Manufactured by
Skinner, American
Worn by
Patterson, Floyd, American, 1935 - 2006
Medium
rayon, satin, cotton (textile)
Dimensions
H x W x D (On form): 51 × 28 × 12 in. (129.5 × 71.1 × 30.5 cm)
Type
robes
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Place used
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date
1962
Description
A blue and orange satin boxing robe worn by Floyd Patterson. The body of the robe is blue with orange accents around at the cuffs, pocket, and lapel that continues down the front opening. The robe fastens with an orange satin sash and has three pockets on the front, one on either side of the waist and one on the proper left breast. The breast pocket has [NY] sewn to it in stylized orange letters. The upper back of the robe reads: [FLOYD / PATTERSON], also in stitched orange letters. A manufacturer's tag is sewn to the interior at the nape of the neck.
Topic
Athletes
Boxing
Clothing and dress
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.89.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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