Property of Alan Herring
JOHN CRITTLE--APPLE TAILORING
Four tailor-made suits for Alan Herring:
Three-piece black wool suit, jacket with red silk lining; Three-piece slate blue wool suit with black pinstripes, jacket with blue silk lining; dinner-jacket and trousers, wool, jacket with brocade and black silk lining; two-piece white linen suit, jacket with white silk lining and label ("John Crittle | & Co, | Your Friendly | Tailor and Outfitter"); 1968-69
Alan Herring notes that "Ringo Starr gave me these four bespoke suits which were made for me by the Apple tailor John Crittle in 1968-1969". Ringo told Herring to "Go and get yourself a suit" when the pair were with Marijke of the Fool, who provided the address of John Crittle. The result was the black three-piece suit with a red lining, which pre-dates Apple Tailoring. Photos exist of Herring wearing the suit on board the QE2, when he accompanied Ringo and Peter Sellers to New York in May 1969 (see lot 188). The blue suit was the second to be made and Herring was photographed wearing it outside Apple on Savile Row, standing beside a car in which John and Yoko are passengers. The dinner jacket was third in date, and the white linen suit, from September 1969, was the last to be made.
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