1950's British Cardigan with Vintage Athletic Badge / VINTAGE
Vintage 1950’s / 1960’s “Crest” Cardigan + Vintage Athletic Pocket Badge
Cool, chunky British cardigan sweater with a “house crest” motif in shades of foggy blue-green and gray. Large mother-of-pearl buttons. Comes with a removable vintage athletics badge (has two bar pins at the back for a secure fit).
Mel’s Notes: This is a marriage of two pieces that aren’t original to each other - I just loved the combo. The tag on the sweater has a crest with a crown over it, matching its overall motif. Although the badge looks antique, it probably dates from the late 1960’s or early 1970’s, when the Nova Scotia body governing sports renamed themselves the Nova Scotia School Athletics Federation. Who knows, though - perhaps they were pulling that name from an older organization. It certainly has the qualities of a badge from an earlier period.
Label: “Fine Quality, 100% Wool, Wickbury, Ltd. Dist.”
Condition: Excellent; one small darned area at the back of the left shoulder which isn’t visible to the naked eye.
Size: XS - S - M
Bust: 39” - 40”
Shoulder: 18.5” (dropped)
Sleeve Length: 23.5”
Badge measures: 3.25”W x 3.75”H
Model in photo is 5'9" + size XS.