I've been trying, for the life of me, to find a decent sweater for a while now. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any that don't pill all over the place and otherwise fall apart after a few wearings. I typically wear very basic wool, or occasionally chunky cotton sweaters through fall and winter. Solid colour, crewneck with the occasional V etc. thrown into the mix; scratchiness is less of a concern as I always wear a long sleeved shirt underneath anyhow. I'm kind of at the end of my rope, and thought J Press might be a good place to go, my budget is $100-$200 ea.
What are your thoughts on their knitwear? Could you recommend any other sources for a decent sweater?
J Press knitwear is excellent, for example their Shetlands are made by Lawrence J Odie one of the best makers in the Shetland Isles. However you will pay a premium at J Press and might Hand over less at John Simons who get theirs from Jamesons I believe (equally good maker). For lighterweight lambswool sweaters I've been pleased with Alan Paine, they wash and wear well.
Ebay for Pringle and Smedley, if you want a cheaper alternative to a Shetland. If not then check one of the Shetland threads.
I'm actually selling a couple of beautiful cashmere sweaters at a bargain price over on eBay if you're interested?
Depends on the size.
Would have been my go-to recommendation.
I've been nowhere but Drakes in recent years mainly cos you can try before you buy as you can guarantee 5 of the same item will all fit differently...
Is Smedley any cop these days?
Have a lot of old stuff but not bothered with em for yonks now..and what with "that logo" creeping onto proceedings... so miss Berk Cashmere for Smedley oddities..
I occasionally find a (relatively) cheap Smedley somewhere, ime they're the same as ever, however as always we have to remain vigilant.
I'm also selling a few of my Harley Shetlands.....what size are you after?
Many thanks for all of your responses, fellas. I only just had a chance to sift through them all now.
Uncle Ian, I'm a big boy - so 46 is the order of the day. Most XLs are in that range.
Last edited by mhalat (2017-08-09 11:55:46)
I'm a 40 / medium.