"A knit to treasure-and to wear and wear! Marvelously textured tweed with a button down jacket, brass buttons and posh self-facing on the lapels and pockets, Slim skirt. Flat knit overblouse with short sleeves. Double knit wool in ruby red (as shown), royal blue, green olive. Sizes 8 to 20. About $40.
At B. ALTMAN & CO., New York; BURDINE'S, Miami; DAYTON'S, Minneapolis & St. Paul; FREDERICK & NELSON, Seattle; J. W. ROBINSON, Los Angeles; MARSHALL FIELD, Chicago; SANGER-HARRIS, Dallas; WOODWARD & LOTHROP, Washington, D, C.; and all their branches ... and all fine stores everywhere. Or write Butte Knit, 1407 Broadway, New York 18."
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I admit not knowing the name Butte Knit, but I should. According to the Vintage Fashion Guild they were, as part of Jonathan Logan the largest producers of women's clothing in the world during the sixties. And while information was hard to come by for Neuma Agins there is this article that was published in Money magazine talking about some pretty amazing things she did after making a name for herself in the sixties designing wonderful things like this.