This vintage cardigan sweater was made in the 1920s. It is made of heavy Shaker Knit wool, with a shawl collar and a six button front. The buttons are corozo. The label reads, “The All Weather All Wool Coat”. At the time this was made, coat referred to any garment with full buttoning, hence coat sweaters and coat shirts. It has a finely knit red and white striped wool lining inside the chunky wool exterior.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29″
This vintage sweater was made in the late 1960s-1970s. It is green with a polar bear and “Alaska” on the back. It does not have a zipper or buttons, though one could easily be added, and is fully lined, though the lining is not sewn down at the cuffs or hem.
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Cuff to center of collar: 30″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″
This sweater was made by Ralph Lauren under the high end RRL label, and is influenced heavily by the two tone, zip front, raglan shoulder cardigans popular in the late 1930s-1940s. It is made of cotton and has RiRi zippers.
Tagged size: L
Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 43″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″
This vintage sweater was made by Valley Stream under the Suprina’s Sportland label (service by sportsmen). It is two tone green and cream, with white buttons and a felt Theta Gamma Chi patch, from the now defunct fraternity. The Right sleeve has been rolled under and stitched to shorten it for some reason.
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched):18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Left Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Right Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″