Wool check coat & hat

Pauline and Errol Boyd were the proprietors of the Queens Ferry Hotel in Vulcan Lane (1961–1970). The hotel was known for its colourful history and as a watering hole for the literary crowd. Pauline shopped at El Jay and at the Tarantella Boutique and bought her shoes from David Elman who was across the lane from the hotel. Read more about Gus Fisher and the El Jay label in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Looking Terrific: The story of El Jay.


Credit: The daughters of the late Pauline Boyd, Dargaville
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Maker: El Jay
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Coat
Material: Open weave wool check
Features: The coat features leather-effect buttons.
Colour: Butter yellow, turquoise
Purchase location: El Jay Boutique, 246 Queen St, Auckland
Label: El Jay
Date: 1966