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'Rohan' salopettes

Accession Number

815.2010.3

Object Name

'Rohan' salopettes

Created

18/01/2010

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

18/01/2010

Brief Description

Pair of grey 'Rohan' salopettes with blue patches and blue bottoms. Zippered front opening and four zipped pockets on front and 2 zipped pockets on rear. Black elasticated braces with black plastic buckles.

Materials

polyester, cotton, metal

Dimensions

120(l) x 52(w) cms

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

White label inside reads " ROHAN MULTIFLEX GARMENT" and washing instructions.

Colour

grey, blue, black

Maker

Rohan

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'
This particular pair of salopettes belonged to Mick Tighe,who,never a great fan of breeches/salopettes that stopped below the knee, got his pal Mary Gillespie to add the blue gore-tex bottoms and patches which were a great success. Professional photographer, Murdo Mcleod, took the photo opposite for a magazine article back in the 1980's.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Mick Tighe

Acquisition Date

18/01/2010

Condition Check Date

18/01/2010

Normal Location

Bohuntin

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

18/01/2010

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