Vintage nautical cotton sweatshirt, 1989

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"On a deep blue cotton sea
Spelled out in flags and embroidery
Stitched in time in twine and line
A love affair of ensigns entwine."

Vintage nautical cotton sweatshirt, 1989

From the Spring Summer 1989 collection, a blue cotton sweatshirt with an embroidered nautical motif. The interior label is embroidered with the Gucci crest and "Gucci Made in Italy." This sweatshirt was selected by the Creative Director and Vault archivists for its particularity, character and exceptional vintage condition, and it was reconditioned to the highest standard by in-house artisans. It has been given the number 53 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

A blue cotton sweatshirt with an embroidered anchor, rope and flag motif speaks to the nautical feel that permeates Gucci's collections. Notes of travel and faraway places have always been integrated into the Gucci identity, beginning with Gucci Guccio working at the Savoy Hotel in London—an experience that inspired him to start the luxury goods brand.

As soon as you hold a piece of the Vault, you begin to write a new chapter of its story—instituting a relationship, rather than an ownership, that will forever connect one owner to the next. As the years accumulate, every mark or crease is collected onto the surface, continuously altering the item’s appearance and making it completely unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.

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Product Details

Product code: 679153 XVABD 4278

Blue cotton with embroidered nautical motif
Length: 65cm/25.6", Shoulder: 53cm/21", Chest: 118cm/46.5"
The size shown on the label is medium, which corresponds to a current size medium
Originally Released: Spring Summer 1989
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.