A Cambridge, MA auction will see the legendary Beatle's suit go up for sale
A custom-made suit of John Lennon‘s is set to be featured in a live auction next week.
Boston-based RR Auction are hosting an event next week in Cambridge, MA that will feature the late Beatle’s tweed grey and black two-piece suit, as well as other Beatles memorabilia.
Made by the band’s tailor, Douglas Millings – who was introduced to The Beatles by their manager Brian Epstein in 1962 after Epstein decided that the band would appeal to the pop audience if they were “visually palatable” – the suit in question was just one of Millings’ many sartorial creations for The Beatles, as he went on to make many of the band’s stage costumes between 1962 and 1966.
The interior breast pocket of the suit jacket contains a white D.A. Millings & Sons tag with “John” handwritten on the label, while the trousers have “John” handwritten twice on the interior lining below the zipper. The suit was later donated by Lennon to Madame Tussauds, with the permission for the waxwork museum to use it on a future exhibit.
The suit is expected to be sold at $65,000 (£50,000) when the auction takes place – bids from the internet are already being accepted – on September 26 at 1pm (EST, approx. 6pm GMT) at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.
More information on the suit and the other items up for sale, as well as the bidding process, can be found on RR Auction’s website.
See photos of Lennon wearing the suit in question, as well as the auctioned item, below.
Elsewhere in the auction, a signed Beatles postcard – which includes the rare signature of fill-in drummer Jimmie Nicol – and signed receipts (by George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Pete Best) from the Star Club are also up for sale.