Vintage Jantzen Knit Sweater Wwii P-38 Lightning Design Rare Rockabilly Airplane
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Vintage Jantzen Knit Sweater Wwii P-38 Lightning Design Rare Rockabilly Airplane:
Rare Jantzen knit wool sweater with amazing WWII P-38 Lightning fighter plane design. I'm not sure if this dates to the war or shortly after. Sweater features the war plane on both sides surrounded by stylized parachutists -- extremely uncommon design. Retains Jantzen tag which notes "Bremer's Department Store Bremerton (WA)" . There's a small tag on inside shoulder that reads "100% Wool Jantzen Knitting Mills Portland OR". Sweater is marked size "40", actual measurements are (laying flat, unstretched):
19"- armpit to armpit24" - top of collar to bottom edge20" inside arm (with cuff unrolled)25" outside arm (cuff unrolled)
Condition: Good/as-is. Sweater presents well and is wearable. The armpits show heavy wear/pilling and the color has run in both, see photos. Looking over the sweater carefully I notice a dime size hole on the right shoulder,one small hole on each arm, an area on the waist-ribbing that is splitting and numerous small pulls and thin spots here and there. Likely I've missed a small hole or two, there's no major losses and the areas around the airplane are in good shape on both sides. The bottom edge and collar edge is fraying a bit. The sweater has a faint odor of perfume or cologne--I haven't cleaned it.
Please enlarge the photos and let me know if you have any questions--offered at . Thanks for looking and good luck!