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    vintage letterman jackets and collegiate sweaters

    Anybody collect vintage letterman jackets, or collegiate sweaters?

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    I have a couple of college sweaters, no patches on them, i pull over and two cardigans.
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    Buzz Rickson has a very cool letterman looking jacket that I want real bad. It's a kind of OD green wool body with black sleeves and brown&tan wool knits, has a leather patch on the left breast with wings and propeller, and naming an airfield in Kansas. I tell you it's vintage cool, IMHO!

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    I appreciate them but can't get too into them. Firstly, they are not so vintage. Most peole would see them a their modern equivilants, secondly, they don't fit me that well. But most importantly, my image of myself as I turn 40 jsut does not jive with a college or high school look. I know friends who will do a kind of collegiat look. Wildroot, when i met him years ago was a high school kid and I loved to see him dress as a high school or college kid. It looked great

    I do have a cool club jacket and would love to have one of those vintage moto guzzi sweaters the race team members would wear back in the twenties and thirties.

    But definitely appreciate whe nI see one.

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    Just picked this up on ebay made by Skookum Sportswear - Centralia Knitting Mills, Centralia Wash, listed as 1950s.




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    I have a super heavyweight one from the 30's I used to wear, I'll snap a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanC
    Just picked this up on ebay made by Skookum Sportswear - Centralia Knitting Mills, Centralia Wash, listed as 1950s.
    for the sake of trivia. Centralia Knitting Mills is still in operation. The name Skookum is no longer used, most likely because tribes object to having their names used as brands. My father's letter sweater (South Bend WA, 57) is also from there and has that label, so I can confirm the dating on the jacket you have. I hope that it ends up in my care but with 5 sisters I regrettably can't get everything. But I do have a key...

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    ^Thanks for the information. I got that one for less than $20 delivered, so let's hope it's in as good a shape as described. I'm thinking of picking up a pair of the new Bob Cousy PF Flyers to go with it.

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    Ah, so there is an earlier letter jacket thread.


    Just picked this up, wool with leather sleeves. I think it's pretty cool.







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