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Author Topic: Which century?  (Read 1983 times)
Hez
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« on: September 18, 2014, 02:10:48 am »

I guessed this as nearly a hundred years after it's actual date.
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Atterton
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 10:22:42 am »

Could you say more about what this is first?
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Inflatable Friend
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 12:06:05 pm »

It's a rather nice sweater at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I guessed 5 years to early  Sad
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Hez
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2014, 08:56:42 am »

Thank you to our InflatableFriend.  Yes, it is a sweater that could as easily fit in the 1980's as the 1890's.
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Herbert West
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2014, 01:36:24 pm »

It certainly looks modern. But obviously inspired by designs from the 1890's.
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Hez
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2014, 08:28:00 pm »

Not inspired by the 1890's.  It is actually an extant sweater from 1895
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Herbert West
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2014, 10:01:54 pm »

Not inspired by the 1890's.  It is actually an extant sweater from 1895

Well obviously it was inspired by what everyone else was wearing in 1895. Wink

It is amazing how modern it looks though, despite its age.
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barb dwyer
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2014, 04:05:05 am »

I *did* have a sweater like that in the late 80's LOL

black cashmere w/black jet button/beads.

My son (somewhere around six at the time) 'washed it for mommy'.

It came out - slightly larger than your average ... toddler.

ah... memories.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2014, 05:27:26 am »

I had a grey angora version  at some stage.
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Crescat Scientia
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2015, 03:37:41 am »

I would have guessed 1895 or 6, given those sleeves.
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Miranda.T
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2015, 01:42:46 pm »

I think it's the material rather than the style that throws one; if it had been in say silk, it could quickly be assigned to late Victorian/early Edwardian era, but the knitwear makes it look like it could be straight out of the (19)70s/80s. Interesting piece. Aside from the high neck-line*, I wonder where I could get a modern variant...?

Yours,
Miranda.

* I'm sure I was a very bad person in a previous life and hanged for it, as I cannot abide things high around my neck-line.
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2015, 06:34:13 pm »

Yes, I'd have said 1970/80's too.
It just goes to show you should never throw any article of clothing away, as if you wait long enough it's bound to come back into fashion.
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Hez
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2015, 01:51:42 am »

chuckle
Yes, tucking it away to wear 80 or 90 years later would seem to show above average thrift.
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2015, 08:26:26 pm »

chuckle
Yes, tucking it away to wear 80 or 90 years later would seem to show above average thrift.

I could leave it to my descendants ... (I intend to spend the rest of the inheritance on gin and wild living).
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frances
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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2015, 12:58:39 am »

I love this jumper.  I have a book of 1890's knitting patterns with vests and knickers and socks and such-like.  I'll have a look and see if this jumper is in it.  Hang on.
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Crescat Scientia
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 04:31:56 am »

But of course it was the actress Lillie Langtry, the "Jersey Lily", who popularized the snug-fitting knitted garment so popular for sports and exercise, called the "jersey" after her.

It is rather odd to see Victorian ladies wearing knit sweaters stretched tight over rigid corsets as a sort of casualwear for tennis and the like.
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