Objects Database

Salopettes

Accession Number

184.2008.1

Object Name

Salopettes

Created

20/10/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

20/10/2008

Brief Description

Gent's black salopettes. Four zipped pockets on front and one zipped pocket on back. Double zip on front. Braces with white plastic buckles. Tying straps with buckles on each leg.

Materials

wool, polyamide, elastin

Dimensions

Size 102 cms. At waist 45(w). Inside leg 42 cms.

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Blue label inside front reads "ROHAN SKIPTON GT. BRITAIN" Size label reads "102 CMS/40" " Label down side reads "AUSTRIA SKI TEAM AUSTRIATTER DRY CLEANING RECOMMENDED" On other side of label "52% WOOL 43% POLYAMID 5% ELASTHAN" On front left pocket blue label reads "ROHAN "

Colour

black

Maker

Rohan

Object Production Place

Skipton Gt. Britain

Provenance

Paul and Sarah Howcroft set the mountaineering clothing world alight when they launched their innovative designs under the tradename Rohan in 1975. British mountaineers who had been wearing ex war department anoraks and itchy breeches for decades did not take kindly to this 'gucci' gear, looking smart in the mountains was surely for the French and Italians, not the Brits!!
Fashion shows at trade fairs, innovative catalogues, creative marketing, but above all, stylish, functional, and fashionable clothing eventually won the day with Rohan almost becoming a cult. Paul Howcroft died in a car crash in 1993 and the Rohan name has passed to various 'holding' companies over the years. Still going strong in 2010 however, there is even a community web-site for friends of Rohan called 'Rohantime'
Not quite sure where this pair came from, but think our old friend Alex Gillespie might have donated them. They look to be a fairly early pair and probably date from the late 1970's or early 80's.

Acquisition Date

20/10/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Normal Location

Bohuntin

Current Location

Bohuntin

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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