Panama Cloth Safari Jacket
Northern Territory, Australia.
March 7, 1974, was a pivotal day for male politicians. Speaker of the House Les MacFarlane granted a request by the Leader of the Opposition to wear safari suits during sittings of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly.
Honourable members, I have received a further request that the standard of male dress be relaxed to include safari jackets. I have been in touch with the federal parliament and I find that the Speaker, Sir Billy Snedden, is allowing safari jackets with shirt and tie. He also allows one member to wear a safari jacket over an open-necked shirt. Therefore, I have decided to accept safari jackets as suitable dress in the Assembly. I must say that I do this very reluctantly because I feel that we have relaxed our standards too far. However, the precedent has been set. I might add that I will not allow T-shirts.
I call that progress.
Panama Cloth Safari Jacket (No. 6616). Light in weight and weave. Ideal for combatting tropical heat or purely for its rugged good looks. Mid-century tropical safari fabric recreated on vintage looms. Two pleated chest pockets. Brown belt buckle and button holes. Horn button closure. Lapel collar. Button cuffs. Double back vent. Waist belt with brown buckle. Unlined body; lined sleeves. Two flap pockets at waist. Imported.