This is an excellent quality unused 100% pure cashmere sweater vest or sleeveless cardigan made in Scotland for Holt Renfrew of Canada, still with its hang tag and price tag affixed. I believe that it dates to the 1970s. It is made in an off-white colour and has a V shaped neckline that is decorated with red butterflies detailed in brown and black. It is made in a longer style with a five button front closure. It is unlined and the cashmere is of a medium weight.
Label: 100% Pure Cashmere Made in Scotland - the cashmere is very soft, as you would expect with older Scottish cashmere
Tags: The hang tag describes the piece as “Ladies Cardn. S.” and has the Canadian textile identification number of CA00985, which belongs to Holt Renfrew of Canada. The price tag reads “Holt Renfrew” and has a price of $239, marked down from $365. I accidentally tore the price tag off the barb, but have taped it back. A lot of money during the 1970s…..
Sizing: 36” chest is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 15 1/2” across
Bust: 38” around, taken under the arms
Bottom: 30” around, unstretched - it has an elasticized ribbed bottom
Overall length: 24”, measured flat
Condition: It is in excellent condition as it was never used and well stored over the years.
This is a hard to find 70s era unused cashmere sweater vest - very pretty with the butterflies!