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Vintage Coogi sweaters


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Jan 6, 2019
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"Livin better now Coogi sweater now". Probably my favorite kind of vintage sweater. The re-release Coogi sweaters on sale today are no longer even made in Australia like the vintage 80's and 90's Coogi sweaters that the late Biggie rapped about. I have two mercized cotton Coogi sweaters from the 90's. Both of them are spectacular. One is loud, bright and colorful like Biggie's trademark Coogi he wore in that iconic photo where he is counting money wearing Versace shades and a good Jesus piece. The other one is earth tones and I copped it for a cool $9 at the local thrift.

In my quest for vintage Coogi sweaters, I have come across some Coogi sweaters that are suspect in terms of authenticity. Most fake Coogi sweaters are obviously fake and have Coogi poorly stitched all over the sweater and come in ridiculously large sizes like 4XL since the last time Coogi sweaters were really popular was in the early 2000's when extreme bagginess was the standard.

But some Coogi sweaters seem authentic, but are still questionable. For instance I have come across Coogi Mohair/Polyamide/Cotton mix sweaters in my thrifting. I even found one with tags of Off Saks Fifth Ave still attached. I doubt someone would go through the trouble to attach fake Saks Fifth Ave Outlet tags to a Coogi sweater. The mohair mix sweaters aren't as impressive as the 90's era 100% mercized cotton Coogi sweaters in my opinion. The mohair often blurs out many spots where there would be immense stitching detail in an 100% mercized cotton Coogi. Are the mohair mix sweaters authentic or not? If they are, I think these sweaters were released right before Coogi was sold to Fubu in the early 2000's. The inside neck tags on the mohair mix sweaters are always black, unlike the white tags on the true blue authentic 90's era 100% mercized cotton sweaters, and feature the right color coding for the letters of the Coogi logo which the obvious fakes often lack. The mohair mix sweaters also feature an inside tag near the waist saying design is copyright of Coogi Australia as well as the exact Mohair/Cotton/Polyamide make up of the sweater. Can any Coogi fanatics help me out? I was more of an Iceberg History, Avirex leather fanatic in the early 2000's and wasn't familiar with Coogi sweater styles back then. Here is an exact example of the type of suspect mohair Coogi I'm talking about:

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