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 Post subject: Boatneck Letter sweaters in the Ivy League
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:46 pm 
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Guys' pullover sweaters come in several styles – crew neck, boatneck, turtleneck, and V neck being the most common. A cursory scan of Varsity Letter sweaters in the Ivy League shows that the obscure "boatneck" sweater dominates men's Letter Sweaters in the Ancient Eight. Boat neck letter sweaters have been common in the Ivy League since the 1930s! That boatneck letter sweaters are still common in the Ivies is surprising to the point of shocking. Most college letter pullover sweaters are either Vee necks or Crew necks.Still, the Ivy League schools change slowly... very, very slowly. The boatneck appears to be slowly fading away, but in the Ivy League, many of the Ancient Eight continue to hand out a boat neck sweater to the jocks of the Ancient Eight,

For example, here is a picture of a group of Yale jocks in the 1930s:
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The guy fourth from the Left is wearing a boatneck sweater.
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And here is a Princeton jock from 1968, wearing a boatneck Letter sweater:
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Here's a Harvard Boatneck sweater:
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Here's a Class of 2016 Yale Lacrosse player – in a boatneck Yale letter sweater. He was a four-year Letterman for the Elis:
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From the first picture in this post... to the last... for more than 80 years, Ivy League Jocks have been wearing Boat neck Letter sweaters.

What a glorious – old fashioned – wonderful tradition!

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 Post subject: Re: Boatneck Letter sweaters in the Ivy League
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:55 pm 
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Where can one purchase a boatneck sweater today?


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 Post subject: Re: Boatneck Letter sweaters in the Ivy League
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:41 pm 
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Varsity Clothing is the default standard manufacturer for wool Letter sweaters with Chenille letters.
http://www.varsityclothing.com/varsity-sweaters.html

Minimum order quantity of 48 letter sweaters.

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 Post subject: Re: Boatneck Letter sweaters in the Ivy League
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Billax wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:41 pm
Varsity Clothing is the default standard manufacturer for wool Letter sweaters with Chenille letters.
http://www.varsityclothing.com/varsity-sweaters.html

Minimum order quantity of 48 letter sweaters.
But no boatnecks, unless it was a custom order?


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 Post subject: Re: Boatneck Letter sweaters in the Ivy League
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:12 am 
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Billax wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:41 pm
Varsity Clothing is the default standard manufacturer for wool Letter sweaters with Chenille letters.
http://www.varsityclothing.com/varsity-sweaters.html

Minimum order quantity of 48 letter sweaters.
Think we have enough interested Curriculum members? We could place a bulk order for sweaters with a big "C". ;)

If you wear a size small, there's one on eBay now: http://tinyurl.com/ya82q9ee

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 Post subject: Re: Boatneck Letter sweaters in the Ivy League
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:39 am 
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Apparently, you can order a similar sweater (in cotton, although they do have wool available) here, although it's expensive at $300.

https://www.customsweaters.com/vintage- ... weater.htm

If you don't mind a black one with a white "B" on it, this prep school in Maine has them on their web site for $110.

https://store.bridgtonacademy.org/produ ... ty-sweater

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 Post subject: Re: Boatneck Letter sweaters in the Ivy League
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:30 pm 
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I think this one's been posted in another thread, but it seemed worth repeating. GHWB and (I think) W.

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