Monday, July 4, 2011

Jully 4th Wool Sweater? (...17)

We stopped in Brattleboro, VT on our way home from Jamaica, VT, because it's a cute little town that you don't want to drive though without getting a peek at the shops and the people.  At a large antiques store on Main St., Bill found a fantastic pure wool, vintage sweater for $20.  It's in perfect shape with bright, rugby-style stripes.  It's also, the perfect color sweater for the 4th of July! 


I looked up the label, "Carlo Gruber" out of curiosity.  It apparently stems from a line of 1970s ski clothing made by the Adidas company.  A blog post on "Cool Hunting" mentions the line was reintroduced in 2005 by Adidas in a limited run.  There's a number of listings on Ebay labeled "Adidas Carlo Gruber Sweaters" priced at more than 4 times as much as Bill paid.  If it weren't 82 degrees out in Boston...he'd be sporting this thing at a BBQ today.

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