Collegiate Silk | Columbia

$ 125.00
During the early 20th century, American tobacco companies produced a... Read more

During the early 20th century, American tobacco companies produced a wealth of Tobacco Premiums that were included free with their products. Around 1910, there was a four year "window" when the focus of the material was on American Colleges and Universities. The Richmond Straight tobacco company in Richmond, Virginia, (now Phillip Morris) produced a series of 50 known printed silks in a series that contained the banner, seal, mascot (or appropriate symbol), yell and song. In addition, colleges and universities were included in several series of tobacco felts.

Today, we are offering a small assortment of these popular Tobacco Silks. They are framed in plexiglass which allows them to be displayed standing up. These make the perfect gift for recent graduates or proud alumni. A brief description of the history of the silk is included.

$ 125.00
  • 4.5"H x 3"W
  • Tobacco Silk comes in plexiglass display case
  • Designed in the late 1960’s for Nantucket Looms, our classic boatneck sweater never goes out of style. Originally designed to be worn without a shirt underneath, the boatneck can be worn in a more fitted fashion or select the next size up for a looser fit. The saddle stitch shoulders and high boatneck collar are distinctive to this sweater. Unisex sizing.

    Adult Sweater Measurements

    Chest Body Length (shoulder to hem) Sleeve Length
    XS
    17" 23" 29"
    S 18" 24" 30"
    M 20.5" 26" 33"
    L 22" 27" 34"
    XL 24" 28" 35"

    Children's Sweater Measurements

    Chest Sleeve Length
    XS 4/5
    16" 21.5"
    S 6/7
    17" 22.5"
    M 8/10
    18" 23.5"
    L 10/12
    19" 24.5"
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