Washington Huskies Letter Sweater - S / M Tall

Hello Dawg Fans!


Here's a vintage Washington Huskies heavy wool knit varsity letterman v-neck sweater made in USA by Seattle company Octonek Knitting Mills, about size S / M tall (see measurements). Check out the elegant classic felt letter. The sweater was custom made for UW baseball player Bob Dignon. He was a student from 1926-31, and had the sweater made in the '50s. Octonek was known for custom tailoring pieces. Octonek's decades of specialization had them claim they were the largest manufacturer of school award sweaters in the west. This is from a 1946 catalog:  "Today the many machines in Octonek's knitting department produce quality sweaters for those who will accept nothing but the best. In the finishing department experienced hands carefully cut, tailor, and sew each garment which is to become a mark of distinction for the Athlete who receives it."
Get ready for some big "Boys in the Boat" styling!

This baby is in good condition. No rips or stains. Use is quite light. Due to storage age, there's a hole on top left, and smudge at the bottom right of the felt letter. See last photo.

Size - about S / M tall

Pit to pit:  18.5"

Collar seam to bottom:  27.5"

Condition - Good vintage condition. 

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