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1968 Olympic warm-up suit pants worn by Tommie Smith

A pair of warm up track suit pants worn by Tommie Smith at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

The pants are navy blue and have a 1 1/2" thick elastic waistband. There is a 1/2" thick red stripe starting under the waistband and going down the side of the proper right and the proper left leg. There is a thin white stripe going down each side of the red stripes.

There is a 1 1/2" thick hem at the bottom of each pant leg. On the inside of each pant leg there is a zipper that starts from the bottom and goes up 11 3/4".

There is a seam going down the front center of each pant leg. There are several pulled threads along each seam. There is also a 3 1/2" long seam on the back of each leg, starting un...

Synthetic fiber, elastic, and metal
112.4 x 52.1 x 22.9 cm
Image and text © National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2020