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Cowichan Sweaters

Cowichan sweaters have been made by the indigenous Salish women of southern Vancouver Island, Canada for centuries.  The sweaters take their namesake from the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.

Each sweater is made from 2 kilograms of raw, pure wool which retains the lanolin and waterproofs the sweater.  Because of the lanolin content, the sweater should not be washed too often and can last for up to 80 years.

Cowichan sweaters are a distinctive Salish ethnic art form. The motifs include eagles, deer, birds, trees, bears, whales, salmon, snowflakes, waves and stripes which are prominent symbols in the culture of the Salish people.

Cowichan sweaters are especially favored by curling sport enthusiasts.  The Cowichan sweater was also made popular by Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski in the Coen brothers’ film The Big Lebowski.  They were also seen at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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AMERICANA Classic Vintage has a massive selection of Cowichan & other handmade thick-knit sweaters at our store on Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm. 

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Throw an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

It’s always a good time to have a dress up party, isn’t it? Why not bring some silliness into the holiday season with an Ugly Sweater Party?!

via TheBerry.com

 

Here’s how:

  • Invite everyone for a casual cocktail party. No need to worry about entertainment, everyone will have lots of fun admiring each others’ sweaters.
  • As the host, you must make sure your ugly sweater is the absolute ugliest. Scour all sorts of vintage and second-hand shops (By the way, AMERICANA has a BIG selection of the most outrageous Christmas sweaters at our store on Gamla Brogatan!)
  • While you’re shopping, pick up tacky Christmas accessories you find to give as gifts to the guests who’ve come in the evening’s ugliest.
  • Take pictures so that you can embarrass your friends.
  • Have fun!

via TheBerry.com

___________________________________________________________________________AMERICANA Classic Vintage is Santa’s Official Ugly Christmas Sweater Workshop with the biggest selection and best prices in town on all that knitted glitter & folly! 

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The Christmas Sweater

Folks Being Ironic at Chrismas

Recently, the “ugly Christmas sweater” phenomenon has caught on in America, where people are ironically wearing their merry knitted confections around the holidays.

Some people have even been known to host “ugly Christmas sweater” parties.  No matter who wears them out in public during the holiday season, coolness is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

An Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

A Christmas sweater is decorated with glittery snowmen, Santa Claus, trees, Rudolph and just about anything else that shows the world that you’re ready to celebrate the holiday.

In the U.S., Christmas sweaters have long been the preferred seasonal attire for grandmothers, school teachers and just about anyone else who is willing to pay for a sweater that can only be worn two weeks out of the year.

___________________________________________________________________________Santa’s dumped a sleigh-load of ugly Christmas sweaters at our store on Gamla Brogatan. Come by for some fun fashion this holiday season!

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Champion Reverse Weave Sweatshirts at AMERICANA

AMERICANA Classic Vintage has acres of Champion Reverse Weave Sweatshirts.

These sweatshirts are sought after by collectors all over the world, including American vintage collectors in Japan.  Back in the day, the only place you could buy Champion Reverse Weave Sweatshirts were at college bookstores.

Today, everyone from Gant to H&M are making copies which have been manufactured to look old.  But as always, at AMERICANA you get the real thing!

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Visit our store at Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm for authentic Champion Reverse Weave Sweatshirts.

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Champion

Founded in 1919, Champion is a sportswear company who gave the world mesh fabric, sports bras and reversible t-shirts. The brand is produced today by Hanes, which is an underwear and t-shirt manufacturer, based in North Carolina.

The Champion brand is a cornerstone of urban hip-hop fashion.  One of the staples of American rappers since the 1990s has been a Champion oversized hooded sweatshirt, or “hoodie.”  The company has also produced uniforms for college sports teams and for the National Basketball Association (NBA).

___________________________________________________________________________Be a Champion every time at AMERICANA!

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The Christmas Sweater

 

An "Ugly" Christmas Sweater Party in America - Photo via Kables

A Christmas sweater is a sweater decorated in glittery snowmen, Santa Claus, trees, Rudolph and just about anything else that shows the world that you’re ready to celebrate the holiday.  In the U.S., Christmas sweaters have long been the preferred seasonal attire for grandmothers, school teachers and just about anyone else who is willing to pay for a sweater that can only be worn two weeks out of the year.

via UglyChristmasSweaters.info

Recently, the “ugly Christmas sweater” phenomenon has caught on in America, where young hipsters are ironically wearing their merry knitted confections around the holidays.  Some people have even been known to host “ugly Christmas sweater” parties around the holidays.  No matter who wears them out in public during the holiday season, coolness is indeed in the eye of the beholder.

Ho! Ho! Ho!



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Baja or Jerga Pullover

Spicoli Sporting a Baja in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

A Baja or Jerga pullover is a two or three-tone woven Mexican hooded pullover made of a mix of cotton, acrylic & polyester with a large pocket on the front.  Hippies, surfers, skateboarders, Rastafarians, extreme sports enthusiasts and metal rockers often wear them.

Bajas are a favorite of comedy film “dudes” named Jeff; namely Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Jeffrey Lebowski in The Big Lebowski.

Baja a.k.a. Jerga Pullover

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