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#1 2015-01-19 15:20:34

SanchoPanza
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V-neck shetland sweater or vest

I'm looking for a v-neck sweater or vest. I've been kinda getting on the road of maybe buying a vest instead. I think that the v-necks looks great under a tweed jacket, but a sweater can be devilishly warm. Are there any good ones out there?

These ones looks great, even without a button-down:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-obQPVNyV4Mo/Uh3R1F8dqRI/AAAAAAAAL0w/XvfxhUQR86M/s1600/New+York+in+The+1960%27s+-+70%27s+(48).jpg

 

#2 2015-01-19 15:25:39

Armchaired
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Probably not what you are looking for but i have a couple of Peter Scott geelongs that have held up really well for a couple of years.

I do fancy getting a V neck Shetland .


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#3 2015-01-19 15:31:47

Bop
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Keep an eye out for the vintage brooks ones and the ll bean made in scotland ones..
http://m.ebay.com/itm/271745669599?nav=SEARCH

Last edited by Bop (2015-01-19 15:32:11)

 

#4 2015-01-19 15:36:45

SanchoPanza
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

I will do so! I don't know about the vintage ones, but how "deep" can the acutal v-shape go? Modern shirts have v-neck waaaaay down, but I don't remember seeing any vintage one that is THAT deep.

Just to give an example:

http://www.manolo.se/bilder/imagecreate.php?id=316495&w=530&h=1600&c=YTowOnt9&s=0&k=cbd96f80a4ad31801ab3eed2531e1d753a18944d

 

#5 2015-01-19 15:39:09

Jivy
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Can't go wrong with these. Worth the price imo.

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/home.php?cat=416

 

#6 2015-01-19 15:50:26

Jivy
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

They have vests too, but I prefer the long sleeves, since they're more versatile I think. I'm not a fan of vests, unless they're worn under a jacket.

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/home.php?cat=417

 

#7 2015-01-19 18:08:51

Uncle Ian
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

The current Brooks Bros. cashmere v-necks are great - they're in the sale at the moment for £150 - half price - which is a steal for a Scottish made cashmere. (I paid full price in November for a lovely fawn one, and I haven't even worn it yet!)

 

#8 2015-01-19 19:06:11

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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Jivy wrote:

Can't go wrong with these. Worth the price imo.

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/home.php?cat=416

Totally agree! I have a sky blue vest that gets worn fairly heavily.

 

#9 2015-01-19 20:08:59

Joey
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From: Jazztown, USA
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

I have a super old Brooks v-neck sweater which is really nice even though I usually prefer a crewneck. I do have a few sweater vests, which I enjoy. I don't like to wear any sort of v-neck without a jacket so for me a v-neck sweater is exactly as useful as a sweater vest; it just depends on how warm I want to be.

If I remember correctly, I got the BB v-neck (in pristine condition) for a song on Ebay a few years back. I'd recommend keeping an eye there because you never know what kind of deal you may find. Like a desk chair thrift store!

 

#10 2015-01-19 22:17:10

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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Jivy wrote:

They have vests too, but I prefer the long sleeves, since they're more versatile I think. I'm not a fan of vests, unless they're worn under a jacket.

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/home.php?cat=417

You mean like this? Can't say it does anything for me - but I guess each to their own ....... smile

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#11 2015-01-22 16:37:41

SanchoPanza
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

I will keep an eye out for the V-neck shetlands! The LL Beans seems to be on eBay quite often.

 

#12 2015-01-22 17:20:43

Oliver
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Vtg Brooks and Allen Payne lambswool on Etsy also.

 

#13 2015-01-23 00:42:42

SanchoPanza
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Yeah...forgot about etsy. Too many options sad

 

#14 2015-01-23 16:45:53

Oliver
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Sancho, looks like your size... grab this before someone else does man!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Arrow-L … 577232743?

 

#15 2015-01-24 00:27:30

woofboxer
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Several colours with 60% off in the J Press sale

http://www.jpressonline.com/cardigan-vest-navy/


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#16 2015-01-24 01:29:09

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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

The secret with v-necks and jumpers in general, is don't waste money on 'em. The expensive ones are as prone to moth attacks and wearing out on elbows as much as the cheap ones. But then you have to contend with often odd and gigantic sizing.

The J.Press sale looks ideal.


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#17 2016-09-07 11:01:21

SanchoPanza
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Is Alan Paines' current ones equal to the vintage ones? I saw them in a store here in Sweden, but never tried them on though.

 

#18 2016-09-07 11:18:19

Chief Brody
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Cordings are selling shetlands, is this news? I hadn't noticed them before;

https://www.cordings.co.uk/menswear/kni … wneck.html

I think the cordings V-necks are PIMP.

https://www.cordings.co.uk/charcoal-lam … umper.html

And I am also a fan of their button through vests;

https://www.cordings.co.uk/menswear/kni … tcoat.html

Last edited by Chief Brody (2016-09-07 11:18:47)

 

#19 2016-09-07 12:08:24

Yuca
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

I got a NWOT Pringle merino v neck sweater recently. A recent vintage I believe but the quality is superb, the style is classic and it works perfectly with classic ivy, with or without a tweed sack in the mix. Whether or not merino wool existed back in the day I have no idea, but I do know Shetland wool was not the only game in town back on the boom years ivy knitwear scene.

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#20 2016-09-07 12:09:35

Yuca
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

And I have read (on here naturally) that JS used to stock Pringle.


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#21 2016-09-07 12:15:39

Bop
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

SanchoPanza wrote:

Is Alan Paines' current ones equal to the vintage ones? I saw them in a store here in Sweden, but never tried them on though.

Unfortunately they're not the product they were, saying that..i bought a lambswool one a few years ago and its decent..but a lot of places mark them up..gontonan old mans outfitters and theyll be 20 odd quid less

 

#22 2016-09-07 13:57:54

woofboxer
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Let's face it few modern products are as good as their vintage equivalents, but Alan Paine is one of the better knitwear brands out there, I was sad when their factory shop in Godalming closed.

I'm not keen on the look of those Cordings button through vests, no button on the bottom (to leave undone of course) and they look too 'tailored in' for my taste. The other stuff looks promising though.


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#23 2016-09-07 14:42:04

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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

/\  assuming the sizes are on point and the cut is decent the blue lovat and navy Shetlands look great, Chief and Sancho, and so do nearly all of the v-necks ....

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#24 2016-09-07 16:06:23

Chief Brody
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

woofboxer wrote:

I'm not keen on the look of those Cordings button through vests, no button on the bottom (to leave undone of course) and they look too 'tailored in' for my taste. The other stuff looks promising though.

They look much nicer in the flesh. They do look nipped-in like the hacking jackets and I wouldn't wear a hacking jacketing if you paid me… but I like these wooly waistcoats!

 

#25 2016-09-07 22:41:24

Leer R.
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Re: V-neck shetland sweater or vest

Yuca wrote:

I got a NWOT Pringle merino v neck sweater recently. A recent vintage I believe but the quality is superb, the style is classic and it works perfectly with classic ivy, with or without a tweed sack in the mix. Whether or not merino wool existed back in the day I have no idea, but I do know Shetland wool was not the only game in town back in the boom years ivy knitwear scene.

Of course merino was there, think of all the vintage cycling tops!

To me it is mostly modern stuff. Except some thrift store items and ebay findings... you just have to look around, especially in some 'old man stores' as they often stock Peter Scott, März, Pringle, Burlington... All of this is decent quality and it mostly has a classic look that works with Ivy.


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