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"Iconic" sweaters from the 1940s!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by lindapoirier, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Guest

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  2. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

    Those are pretty amazing, thank you for sharing!
  3. catseyevintage

    catseyevintage VFG Member

    Wonderful ad and sweaters - I love the one with the cherries!
  4. cmpollack

    cmpollack VFG Member

    Oh my, those are wonderful--the pink strawberries one has an identical silhouette to the one in the ad!

    I had a lovely Catalina jacquard, but it was a couple of decades later...

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  5. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth VFG Member Staff Member

    Truly wonderful, I don't think I've ever seen such lovely sweaters from this era. I love the man's sweater in that ad with the deer!
  6. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth VFG Member Staff Member

    Wow thanks so much for sharing these. Love that deer sweater!
  7. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont VFG Member

    I have never seen one of these earlier sweaters, but they look fabulous.

    My parents always had gobs of mothballs in cheese cloth dangling from hangers and also in their drawers. This is from a 1943 advertisement for Catalina.

  8. TangerineBoutique

    TangerineBoutique VFG Member

    Your sweaters are beautiful and I love your passion for learning! Thank you for sharing.
  9. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont VFG Member

    If you read Lizzie's wonderful blog, I assume you saw this piece about Jantzen?
  10. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    To answer your question about the repairs, yes, it can be done. They match the yarn and reconstruct the structure of the knit. It's called Swiss Darning.

    You collection is simply incredible!
  11. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Alumni

    A lot of dry cleaners will have someone who can do it. Call around and ask to see examples of their work. I'm not familiar with the Chicago company. If you are handy with a needle, maybe you ought to try it yourself, or find someone who can teach you. There are all kinds of tutorials on the internet.
  12. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

  13. cmpollack

    cmpollack VFG Member

    Absolutely--thanks for sharing it!
  14. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth VFG Member Staff Member

    Fabulous pictures, yum yum! (I'm talking about the sweaters of course)
  15. I am just about in love with that cherries sweater. Too bad wool makes me break out in hives or I'd be offering you big money, LOL...
  16. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth VFG Member Staff Member

  17. sarah-jane

    sarah-jane VFG Member

    Linda, that is some amazing collection you have. The Love Bird is my favourite I think. Or maybe one of those gents' ones...so long as they come with the gent!
  18. melanostalgia

    melanostalgia Registered Guest

    That is awesome! The sweaters switched colors though ! Haha
  19. retro_threadz

    retro_threadz Registered Guest

    I'm not sure, but that cherry sweater is darling
  20. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

    Great collection, Linda. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I had never heard of these Welgrume Day Glo sweaters before!
    That photo of the girls in their dragon mascot sweaters is wonderful!

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