"Iconic" sweaters from the 1940s!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by lindapoirier, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. lindapoirier

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  2. Linda, thank you for sharing your wonderful sweaters, and your knowledge with us. It's all entirely new information for me, and I appreciate it.

    I definitely agree that you should write a book (oh, and if you need an editor ... here I am ; ).

    Maybe you could talk with one or more of the VFG authors about how to go about it? Find them and their work, here: http://vintagefashionguild.org/vfg-member-books/
     
  3. amandainvermont

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    There's a sweater company near me in Stowe, Dia North of Boston, which is doing plays on these great vintage designs.

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  4. Jen S

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    OK, so my husband's sweater is not very exciting compared to the ones you've posted... But I have always wondered if it's 40s or 50s. It's from Simpson's and is made in Austria, and has wonderful colors and is super well-made and thick. What do you think?

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  5. Rue_de_la_Paix

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    I am LOVING this thread! I wanted to chime in earlier but kept putting it off. These sweaters are fabulous. And to learn about the designers is priceless...who knew that the great Travis Banton (and the others) did sweaters for Catalina? Well, not me! Just wonderful.

    I do agree a book is in order. I also agree that having the resources to write one is daunting and damn near impossible for us working girls.....takes years and years and money helps! But we would all love to see you write one about those sweaters. Yum!

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  7. Pinkcoke

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    I love that sweater Linda! I'd wear that in a heartbeat :wub: what do you do with all your sweaters? surely you have too many to display at once?
     
  8. Jen S

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    Wow, you scored for $14.99! I love that.

    My husband's sweater is actually coral/orange and chartreuse! Not really bright, but definitely green. The kind of color combo many people call ugly but I think is fabulous. :) It is all-wool, very thick, and very smooth and not itchy. I'm away from home but will try to snap a pic of the label later.
     
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  11. Pinkcoke

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    That's really interesting you've noticed that Linda, I wonder if you could take a look at this altered sweater I have? which seems to have both the fine knit and high waistband you speak of, but nobody was really sure of it's original date: http://forums.vintagefashionguild.o...nstarsia-knitted-sweater-vest-tank-top.49592/
     
  12. Midge

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    More fabulous sweaters - great! And to have the corresponding ad too! That Mary Maxim and your Catalina collection look great too - so colorful! Saarinen tulip table and chairs? Oh how great is that! I'm getting a serious case of furniture envy here :hysterical:.

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  18. Retro Ruth

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    I've never heard a specific term for a short sleeved sweater. A sleeveless sweater, I call a tanktop, but I think that's a British term? not sure.

    Sweater terms seem vary a lot between countries. In the UK we generally use jumper, more than sweater. I think in the US a jumper means what I would call a pinafore dress? In the UK, pullover is synonymous with sweater or jumper. I used to hear jersey for sweater as well, though you don't hear that much anymore. That came about from a specific style of sweater from island of Jersey, but became a more generic term.
     
  19. applesandarsenic

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    Even Bob Hope was a fan!

    I'm lucky enough to own one of these fantastic totem sweaters and anytime I wear it I can't keep the compliments away!!
    The one Im wearing in my profile picture has bulldozers or snowplows on it! Love them!

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