Wow. What a sweater. So, if you’re like me, you love yourself some amazing vintage shawl collar cardigan sweaters! This one is no exception. No doubt it would have sold for a better price in the autumn season – it’s a strange time to be selling such a great winter item. Selling this item in the early fall would have raised that price to $800+ I’ve gotta believe. Looks to be in terrific shape – all it’s buttons exist and there doesn’t appear to be any holes or snags.
Check out some examples of great vintage shawl collar cardigan sweaters worn by Major League Baseball players here.
Here are the auction details:
VINTAGE 40S WOOL SHAWL COLLAR CARTIGAN LETTERMAN SWEATER MENS 36
Seller: ohhh_yeah! / Portland, OR
Label: Roper / sz. 36
Condition: “Great condition – no holes, stains or ordos”
A really stellar vintage Harley Davidson Sweater sold on eBay this weekend. It’s condition was pristine – it looked as though it had never been worn. The seller “hydra-glide” put it up to the auction block along with several other vintage Harley Davidson items. No doubt this sweater had been well cared for. This was the “U-V Neck Sweater” from 1934 and was one of the first items from Harley Davidson to feature the new “Silver Wings” patch. The ad from the 1934 Accessories Catalog calls it “the best buy of the year!” These sweaters were first sold for $2.95 with the “special colors” going for $3.25. From the seller’s auction listing:
“Locating a wool sweater of ANY type from the 1930’s in this condition is rare in itself, the fact that it is an artifact from the Harley-Davidson Motor Company makes this sweater even more valuable. Add to that that this color combination was a “special order” from the factory featuring Harley Davidson’s famous black and orange colors, and you have an item that I don’t think you will find again, much less in better condition, perhaps ever. This is a stunning sweater and one of my “gems” from my collection.”
Here are the details of the auction:
RARE VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1930’S HARLEY DAVIDSON WOOL V NECK SWEATER ORIGINAL NICE!
Seller: hydra-glide / Woodbridge, IL
Label: Harley Davidson “The Mark of Quality” tag
Condition: Deadstock – looks unworn.
RARE Vintage Antique 1930’s Harley Davidson Wool V Neck Sweater Original Nice | eBay.
As fall settles in across the midwest, I’ve been looking for a top quality, vintage shawl sweater – not only to keep myself warm, but also to keep this long torso of mine incredibly stylish. I’ve always found that vintage sportswear from the 1920’s and 30’s peaked my interest. There’s nothing classier than the thick shawl collars, the slim fit and the warmth of high quality materials. I also don’t forsee spending the $1,000+ to buy up a vintage shawl sweater that I would feel very uncomfortable with rotating into my usual daily wardrobe. So I’ve been on a quest to find something similar, made more recently and made well enough to withstand my every day wear and tear. If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them in the comments section below.
This afternoon I went looking for some vintage photos of classic shawl sweaters. I came across this amazing gallery of Major League Baseball players sporting their team’s vintage shawl sweaters. I had to share them because they are beautiful.