Burgundy wool "B" 1950s-60s letterman sweater M-L

1950s Clothing



This circa late 1950s letterman’s sweater is a dark burgundy red, heavyweight knit wool, adorned with an off-white letter “B”. The intense color is a bit hard to capture, but it is definitely more cool-toned than warm-toned, a very dark red. The pullover V-neck letter sweater has thick ribbed trim at the long sleeve cuffs and the hem. It is perfectly unisex style sweater that was originally styled for a man, and falls to below hip-length on my lady mannequin. This late 1950s-early 1960s burgundy red wool letter sweater is a classic piece of true vintage sportswear in excellent condition, with no issues to note.

Size: modern M to L unisex
Chest: 42” flat/unstretched, stretching up to 46” easily. Best for approx. 40-44”
Width at hem: 34” flat/unstretched, stretching up to 40” easily
Length: 29” from back of neck to hem, when laid flat.
Underarm to hem: 18.5”
Sleeve: 23.5” from shoulder seam when cuffed, or 25.5” uncuffed
(men’s sleeve size 33.5-35.5)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18” flat/unstretched, stretching up to 20” easily
Label: Whiting Los Angeles, 100% Virgin Wool