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#1 2017-08-08 10:56:03

mhalat
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Where to purchase a decent sweater?

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?

 

#2 2017-08-08 12:04:55

woofboxer
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Re: Where to purchase 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.


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#3 2017-08-08 14:32:13

Yuca
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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

Ebay for Pringle and Smedley, if you want a cheaper alternative to a Shetland. If not then check one of the Shetland threads.


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#4 2017-08-08 16:28:25

Uncle Ian
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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

I'm actually selling a couple of beautiful cashmere sweaters at a bargain price over on eBay if you're interested?

 

#5 2017-08-08 16:38:58

Yuca
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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

Depends on the size.


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#6 2017-08-08 19:21:31

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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

O'Connell's?


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#7 2017-08-08 19:27:11

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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

Chipper wrote:

O'Connell's?

Would have been my go-to recommendation.


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#8 2017-08-08 20:42:45

stanshall
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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

you might try Bahle's, they have Harley of Scotland Shetlands for decent prices, on sale at the moment ..........

https://www.bahles.net/brand.php?brand_id=98


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#9 2017-08-09 05:25:14

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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

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..


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#10 2017-08-09 07:20:03

Yuca
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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

I occasionally find a (relatively) cheap Smedley somewhere, ime they're the same as ever, however as always we have to remain vigilant.


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#11 2017-08-09 08:49:10

Uncle Ian
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From: North London
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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

I'm also selling a few of my Harley Shetlands.....what size are you after?

 

#12 2017-08-09 11:55:04

mhalat
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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

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)

 

#13 2017-08-09 12:01:21

Yuca
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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

I'm a 40 / medium.


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#14 2017-08-09 15:48:15

Uncle Ian
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Re: Where to purchase a decent sweater?

Yuca wrote:

I'm a 40 / medium.

That's my size too...let me know if you're interested - I need to make some room!

 

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