Rivendell wooly warm sweater
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From the archives: Made in the UK LL Bean knitwear

Thanks to an Archival follower who conjectured that that Rivendell’s Wooly Warm sweaters might be coming from the same knitting mill as vintage, UK-made LL Bean sweaters from the mid-1980s. Both come in a a similar shade of sea foam green and resemble each other in terms of overall styling (heavy of the rib knit). If you missed out on a Rivendell, generate a saved ebay search for vintage, “made in England” LL Bean sweaters from the 1980s. Here are few of my most recent finds. My fave are the ones the come in a pixelated camouflage plaid:

LL Bean Commando Sweater (circa 1980s)
LL Bean Commando Sweater (circa 1980s)
LL Bean Commando Sweater (circa 1980s)

LL Bean Commando Sweater (circa 1980s)

LL Bean Commando Sweater (circa 1980s)
LL Bean Made in England Full Zip Cardigan
LL Bean Made in England Full Zip Cardigan
Bonus: Made in UK hiking shorts
Rivendell Wooly Warm Sweater
Rivendell Wooly Warm Sweater
Rivendell Wooly Warm Sweater
Rivendell Wooly Warm Sweater sported by a friend of Archival on a Rivendell Mixte
Archival blogger sporting a Wooly Warm cycling vest

Archival blogger sporting a Wooly Warm cycling vest
Wooly Warm label (XS, please!)
Close up detail of Wooly Warm wool weave
Current Rivendell Wooly Warm sweater vest

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