Unpicking age old secrets behind the suit, The Anatomy of a Suit is one of the latest exhibitions at the Museum of London.

The museum’s fashion curator, Timothy Long dissects a range of historical suit jackets – revealing a “feat of engineering” underneath.

In his own words:

“Previous research into the suit has at times overlooked the fact that it is a feat of engineering, with the ability to transform the body. Since the secrets of the suit are hidden on the inside, it’s easy to see why. It’s only through deconstructing the suit jacket and turning it inside out that we can bring its technical genius to the fore.”

Previous research into the suit has at times overlooked the fact that it is a feat of engineering, with the ability to transform the body. Since the secrets of the suit are hidden on the inside, it’s easy to see why. It’s only through deconstructing the suit jacket and turning it inside out that we can bring its technical genius to the fore. – See more at: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/the-anatomy-of-suit/#sthash.nexnnkqt.dpuf

Held in the Sackler hall, The Anatomy of a Suit is a free exhibition ending on 1st June 2014.

For more information, visit the Museum of London website.