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19th Century Style Sweaters


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There are numerous examples of 19th century men's sweaters that can be seen in period images and in some collections, but due to the work involved in reproducing such garments, they have rarely been available to the living history/museum community.  We have worked to remedy that, and are now offering men's 19th century knit sweaters, made from 100% woolen yarns.  Our reproduction is taken from an example that was featured in the "Threads of War" exhibit in Charleston, SC.  Our sweaters come with wooden dish or large mother of pearl buttons.  Due to demand, we have decided to take orders for these as well as provide them in stock, when possible.  However, please note that if you order a size/color not in stock, it may be up to 16 weeks (estimated) before you receive your order.  PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT BEFORE YOU ORDER.  I cannot answer multiple "where's my sweater" emails BEFORE the order has been placed for at least 10 weeks.  If you are wanting one for next fall/winter, please don't wait until November to place the order.  Thank you for your understanding.




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  1. Great warm sweater! 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Jan 2018

    I truly enjoy and appreciate the sweater. It looks as shown in the period photo as well as in the contemporary picture.

    I don’t know if sweaters of this period don’t typically have woven buttonholes. This sweater does not and I am still stretching the weave to make it possible to close the front with the buttons. It would be good to provide either or both description of this in the website write-up or references that show that this was the norm in the period.

    As you know, my sweater took many months to arrive. I understand the difficulty of hand-making clothing - I do it myself - but would have appreciated more communication on occasion over the long time period.

  2. Great Sweater 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Oct 2017

    This is a great sweater for those brisk Victorian days. When I ordered the sweater, the color and size for me was out of stock. There was a hiccup with the one I got when the stock arrived. The sweater had a defect. South Union Mills made that right immediately and sent me a new sweater. It’s fantastic. Very good customer service.

  3. CW Sweater 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Aug 2017

    Fantastic item soft wool looks great. All I need are some Goodyear rubber buttons. Can't wait for the cool weather at Olustee 2018. Fat & Nasty Tavern.

  4. Excellent addition to my impression 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Mar 2017

    Great piece of work. It is already a favorite of mine.

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