Put together two open books with a beaver at the base, the Royal and Imperial Crown, and an oak tree at the top, and you’ll have the University of Toronto’s coat of arms – designed in 1857 by Daniel Wilson, who later became U of T president. The tree – originally a maple, but later changed to an oak for unknown reasons – reflects the university’s motto, “Velut arbor ævo.”
This sweater is a moment in time, with the Varsity Blues and Canadian stamps on either side of the arms. The coat of arms is elevated in small weave, and looks striking against a stark white sweater. One small mark on the bottom side as shown in photos.
Grab this beautiful, rare and vintage crewneck sweater for your academic heart.