Deadstock Wigwam Award Sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281130733154
This vintage sweater was made by the Wigwam Hand Knit Hosiery Company of Sheboygan, Wisconsin for Marvin Goetsch. It has his name chain-stitched on a felt patch under the hem. Despite this, it is still neatly folded in the original store box, and appears to have never been worn. The sweater is a rich blue wool.

Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff, cuffed): 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff, uncuffed): 25″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Length: 29″

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Flosmore sweater twin set

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281081144060

This vintage men’s twin set was made in the 1940s by “Flosmore”. It’s an unusual material, with a knitted texture on one side and a fleece texture on the other. The original tag states that it is made with a 100% wool pile and a 100% cotton back, treated to give it a fur like finish. The box is stamped that the set is a size Medium. It also comes with the original guarantee ticket. The set consists of a matching pullover sweatervest and five-button front cardigan. They are both in excellent condition and have never been worn. I would say the set would best fit someone in the size 38-40 range.

Vest
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 18″
Chest (pit to pit, stretched) : 22″
Length: 20″

Cardigan
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 21″
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 25″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Shoulder to Cuff: 23″

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