It’s not often we ship something of this quality and rarity here at Comma Vintage. But sometimes we do, and Daniel was lucky enough to get a box with a Cowichan sweater inside. Oh and a t-shirt with an Otter on it. Read on to see more photos and read the letter.
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Cowichan Sweater: Well, here we are: A Cowichan “Thunderbird” sweater hand-made in British Columbia. It’s rare we ship out something of this quality, but sometimes we believe we have the perfect item for a given customer, and given how much you love the outdoors and love the Pacific Northwest (and, incidentally, are an extra large) I can’t imagine it going anywhere else. So here you are: an heirloom quality piece of knitwear. Based on the tag–Aurora Borealis would have contracted with the Canadian Sweater Company, much like Filson does today–and YKK zipper, I date this to sometime in the 90s or 80s, but this same pattern is used today and was used decades before, too. (And don’t let anyone call it a “Lebowski Sweater.” That’s sold by Pendleton, and I’ve found them, and it’s frankly a quarter of what this one is.)
T-Shirt: I imagine this pales in comparison to the sweater, but hey, it’s a still a US-made single-stitch t-shirt with an Otter on it.
Some Other Things: I hope you find these fun or useful or both. Don’t eat the gum.