Vintage 1960s Ski Doo Snowmobile Pantsuit Sweater w Pants Canada Ladies Size L
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a vintage 1960s or early 70s Ski Doo 2 piece “pantsuit” featuring a knit sweater jacket top with matching pants. This was an official Ski Doo outfit and has a Ski Doo label that reads “® Ski Doo Modes/Fashions Made in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong”. The absence of French on the label indicates that it dates prior to 1973, and given its overall appearance, I would think that the outfit dates to around 1969-1970, although it is difficult to date with certainty as I couldn’t find another similar piece anywhere. The ensemble has an amazingly modern line to it, very sleek in black ribbed wool with red striping. A ski-doo logo appears under the left faux pocket of the jacket. The jacket does up the front with a zipper and a button at the neckline. Both pieces are form fitting and the pant legs have a slight flare to the bottom, a little like bell bottoms.
Material: Knit, probably wool or wool blend
Sizing: Size 44 is indicated, which is a French equivalent to a US size 14 - this being a vintage sizing, please note the following measurements for fit, taking the cut of the garment into account:
Shoulders: 16” across, estimated due to the raglan cut of the sleeve
Sleeves: 28” long from the neck seam, not including the collar
Sleeve inseam: 16 1/2”
Bust: 38” around, unstretched, taken under the arms, can stretch out further
Bottom: 32” around, unstretched
Length: 27 1/2”
Waist: 20” unstretched, 30” fully stretched - comfortable fit would be 28”/29” around
Hips: can stretch out to 40” - comfortable fit would be a little less
Leg inseam: 30”
Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors. This outfit looks like it saw little use and was very well cared for over the years. The only issue is that the label is detached on one side, easily repaired.
This is a fabulous piece of Canadian history - the Ski Doo was voted one of the most innovative Canadian inventions and launched a great sports vehicle and aircraft manufacturer. What can be more Canadian than winter sports wear?