Monday, September 10, 2012

Goldworm Sweater - 1955

There's a nip in the air this morning, and this sweater looks like the perfect thing right now.

The Goldworm company was known for their high quality and fashionable knits starting in the 1940s.  Their garments were designed in New York, but made in Italy with the finest old-world craftsmanship.  This sweater, from 1955, is a bit ingenious in it's design.  The little hood attaches to the collar with buttons.  When you don't need it, simply unbutton it and the collar lies square and flat with the pretty buttonhole detail all the way around.  Sold in 1955 for $20 (about $171 in today's dollar.)