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”
Anyone who’s been following this blog for any length of time knows about my infatuation with these gorgeous vintage shawl collar sweaters. They were extremely well made, fit beautifully and protected torsos from the cold. All that while also making the owners look like a million bucks. It’s form and function at it’s finest.
This vintage shawl collar sweater is another terrific pick from seller ‘ozarkdrygoods’. They were also responsible for that beautiful Harley Davidson Turtle Zip Sweater that sold a few weeks back. This Iowa Letterman Sweater looks great. The fabric looks to be in amazing condition with no mothing or separations, it’s too bad some of it’s buttons are missing. Eight stacks seems like the going rate for this piece.
Here are the details:
Vintage Shawl Collar Univ. IOWA 1920s 30s Wool Varsity Sweater Cardigan MINT
Seller: ozarkdrygoods / Marina del Rey, CA
Condition: “Near mint, missing a few buttons, label coming loose, otherwise looks brand new”
An excellent 1930’s vintage shawl cardigan sweater from West Point recently sold on eBay for $1,677.99. It’s a fine example of that classic cardigan style. While I’ve been looking for one like this for my own torso this winter season, I don’t know if my wallet would be too happy about dropping the 17 bills needed to purchase this one. It is beautiful. Have a look…
Here are the details:
Vintage RARE West Point Black Wool 1930s SHAWL COLLAR SWEATER CARDIGAN Sz.M
Seller: housofvc / Silver Spring, MD
Label: Highland Sportswear . Medium
Condition: Excellent Condition.
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.