Another beautiful knit garment by a famous vintage label. Some knits from the early 1970’s were still among the best ever made and Butte Knits could always be depended upon. This example is iconic with it’s heavy weight, elegant design and excellent tailoring. Although the label carried on during more recent decades, older items are still the best.
With a simple center back Talon zipper, well-finished seams, decorative covered button trim and deep slits on each side, this vest is very versatile and also a statement piece. And, obviously it was valued by it’s original owner because the condition is near-perfect. I will wear it forever.
This latest expedition continued to center on the 1970’s to 1980’s era, so wait to see what else turned up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Just found this casual but classic 100% cotton plaid set in a beloved style from the mid-Seventies. Mister Leonard was a popular Canadian clothing label started in 1965, making sportswear that sold in several major department stores. It prospered until the late 1980’s and finally closed in 1999, due to market pressures and the declining health of it’s founder.
For Summer and into Fall, nothing could be more comfortable and cute than an ensemble like this, which could be worn everyday at home or tricked up a bit for work. Pure cotton clothing is always desirable, but the quality of this fabric sets it apart as well as tailoring details which are uncommon today.
Just my size, too! Here’s another keeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I was so elated to discover this rare sweater knit. There are only two others in my collection so far that are similar and obviously from the same era. Possibly designed for men back in the day, but definitely unisex.
The knit is glossy and heavy and the patterns are absolutely fantastic in my others, too – very neat geometric designs – part of the atomic craze. Just look at this one! A very MOD pattern, but before that time. And, in such near-perfect condition. That ‘s one other advantage – they are quite durable.