This is a vintage pure wool The Californian Official 50s era varsity cardigan with ribbed turn up cuffs, button fastening front and blue striped detailing on the arm. Made in the USA.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition considering its age with general signs of wear, abrasion and repairs. There have been some darn repairs to the collar of the cardigan as well as to the lower left pocket (as worn). A great bit of kit with bags of character. Freshly steamed and ready for its new owner.
All our vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
SIZE: No size label and this fits like an XS (UK Sizing) with a 37in full external chest and the overall fit - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Virgin Wool
- Button fastening front
- 2 small lower jetted pockets
- Striped arm detail
- Rib turn up cuffs
- Grandad collar
- Made in the USA
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 18.5in (47cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 20in (50.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 16in (40.5cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 23in (58cm)