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Forstmann was a maker of woolen yarns and fabrics, but they did not actually produce finished clothing. The company was formed in 1904 by the Forstmann family, German immigrants with a long history of fabric-making. Forstmann products were very high quality, and their label was proudly displayed alongside that of the garment maker’s.
In 1957 the company was purchased by textile giant J.P. Stevens. The company was acquired by a Quebec based company, Victor Woolens, in 1999. Today the company is known as Victor Forstmann.
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from an early 1950s dress
from a 1950s wool coat
from a 1950s swing coat
from a 1950s sweater
from an early 1960s wool coat
from a 1960s coat
from a 1960s cashmere sweater
from a late 1960s coat