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 I am looking for a particular girls cardigan from the '60s. Light grey wool with dark grey trim, dark grey suede elbow patches and silver buttons with thistle design. Don't know whether it was made by MacGregor, Pendleton, but the thistle buttons and elbow patches are distinctive. Please help, if you can! Thanks much


  I know exactly what you're looking for! It was made in the early 60s by Pringle of Scotland I believe. The cashmere or lamb's wool sweaters had metal butons with a thistle design- a Scottish emblem- that were used by cashmere sweater manufacturers in the 60s and were a take-off on military buttons. We wore the sweaters with knee-length blue or green heathered a-line wool skirts and matching knee-socks. And let's not forget the cordovan penny loafers that completed the look. Of course this was all just before the British Invasion!

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Answered On:
11/14/2003 6:29:43 AM


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Janet Pytowski Janet Pytowski is a freelance fashion and beauty writer. She is the President of VIDCAT Productions, a company specializing in runway and archival fashion footage. Her company produced the documentary "Fashion Flashbacks!" that highlights fashion newsreels from the 1950s-1960s. Janet is a Press member of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and a Co-Founder of FASHIONDIG.

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