#5 Corduroy (Mostly) Suit

Warm and comfy, let the boys out to play!

Main graphic with a bright yellow background which says "#5 Corduroy Suit" and has two dolls. The first dolls is sitting inside the cardboard liner. He is bald with blue eyes and a #3 head mold. He's wearing a blue cord outfit with a teddy bear applique, a white under shirt and white knit hat. The second doll is wearing the same except his suit is beige.

Suggested reading: An explanation of the 1983 series of outfits that the swing dress belongs to. Jump to: 1983 Series – The 1st CPK Clothes

Original Name: Going Bye-Bye
Alternate Name: Teddy Suit (Ref#4, Vol. 3 Iss. 8, p.4)

Description:
Corduroy (mostly) suit which consists of a jacket and pants. The jacket buttons up the front with three buttons and has a teddy bear patch on the left breast. The matching pants have a square silk CPK patch label on the back bum. There is a white shirt underneath, either completely white or with navy-blue stitching. (see Variations.) It comes with a knit white hat with a pompom, socks, and regular shoes.

Outfit 5B, KT factory. Shows the four separate pieces of the outfit including the knit hat, corduroy suit jacket with teddy applique, white cotton shirt and corduroy pants.
Outfit 5B, KT

The outfit is generally made in a cord material but occasionally comes in a heavier felt-like material. Chinese factories made cord outfits and Taiwan factories made felt-like outfits. For a list of which factory codes based on location, visit: Info on Factories and Companies

This outfit was sold from 1983 until 1985, most likely longer. It was sold both on kids and packaged, starting in 1984. There is evidence that some stock of this outfit was still being sold off as separately packaged outfits as late as 1987. (Ref#4, Iss. 5, p.4)

Version Information

My goal is to find every version of every outfit that was produced. Below is a record of each version of this outfit that I have, up to the date indicated. To understand clothing codes and factory variations, please refer to the suggested readings below.

Suggested readings: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes, 1983 Series – The 1st CPK Clothes

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. you have a 5A P that is green, not yellow) I would appreciate hearing from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details on the pictures required, jump to Taking Clothing Tag Pics.

As far as I know, this outfit was not made by the primary factories CC or SS.

Variations

> The following are observable differences between outfits produced at various factories.

  • fabric (e.g. IC cord is of a different texture)
  • colour (shade)
  • hat knit pattern
  • look of the bear patch (Jump to Plentiful Patches Pt.2)
  • location of the patch
  • buttons

> There is some controversy around the white shirt. Jump here for details: Wonderful White Shirts, Unique Accents

> There’s a 25th Anniversary version of this outfit. It came only on girls. For more information, visit 25th Anniversary CPK Outfits.

> There are several variations of this outfit made by foreign factories; however, the Jesmar factory did not manufacture this outfit.
      Triang Pedigree, Courtesy of Jamie Osterbuhr

Other Information

> Some pants close along the inner leg seam with Velcro; some do not.
> The patch can be different. (e.g. duck) Jump to Plentiful Patches Pt.2
> Girls only wore the pink version (5D) of this outfit. (Ref #3, p. 402)

Courtesy of Samm Thompson.

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