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1920's Eton Collared Sports Sweater (Cream)

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SIZES CURRENTLY SOLD OUT WILL BE RESTOCKED IN APRIL 2019

New from Aero, a perfect recreation of the classic 1920s Eton Collar Sports Sweater, knitted in Scotland using Shetland Wool, reviving an early forerunner of both the polo shirt and the classic jersey tracksuit top,

Aero are merely continuing the long history of high grade knitting in The Scottish Borders and the photograph from 1920 of the local Coldstream Cricket Club showing five members wearing this classic sports sweater just goes to illustrate the fact that 100 years ago, like today, nothing beats a Scottish made sweater!

Prior to the end of WWI there was little available in the way of what we'd recognise today as sportswear. Team outfits apart, Ladies and Gentlemen tended to wear formal clothing to compete in sports, golfers wore a shirt and tie while ladies wore ankle length skirts to go cycling.


As sport became less the prerogative of the privileged classes, it became more usual for what was snobbishly known as "the working man" to take up sports such as cycling, cricket, athletics and even tennis
Stores such as Lilywhites and Gamages began to offer clothing specifically designed for the sportsman and woman and this stylish pullover was one of the first, ideal for both sports and casual wear.

Worn for  cricket, golf, tennis, athletics, cycling, the second period photograph shows two more Eton collared sweaters being worn by members of an English rowing team, showing it to be one of the most practical sporting garments of the mid 20th Century.

Available in two other colours. Dusty Blue and Nutmeg

Small 36 to 39
Medium 39 to 42
Large 42 to 45
X Large 45 to 47
XX Large 47 to 49