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Thursday, July 28, 2011

1940's Vintage Sweatshirt

This is the stuff that RRL dreams of recreating, but only time can produce. It was up on eBay and for life me I can't find the closed auction. I think it ended in the $250 - $350 range if my memory serves me correctly. The double V and flocked lettering make this one especially nice in my opinion. In case you were wondering (I did at one point) the stitched V is put into the sweatshirt so it can be cut or notched out. An old timer told me they did this and I'm sure he new!




3 comments:

The San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co. said...

Hey Matt, I could be totally wrong but I believe the V neck detail is an expansion gusset placed in that location to allow the neck to stretch. That's why it is the same type of material used for the neck, cuffs & waist and runs in the same vertical direction.

Rivet Head said...

I think it could make sense either way, but the feature will definitely help keep the shirt from unraveling if the notch is cut/cut out. This geezer told me everyone on his football team did it.

Devon Hanofski said...

I have read that it acts like a sponge to absorb sweat.

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