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#31476 2017-09-29 09:21:58

YoungIvy
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From: Sweden
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Re: Ivy League style for today

mhalat wrote:

I know arran sweaters aren't technically Ivy, but I'm really feeling myself and this cool weather today.

https://i.imgur.com/8OabxHa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Rqjvf3W.jpg

Nice! Details?

Last edited by YoungIvy (2017-09-29 09:23:54)


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#31477 2017-09-29 09:28:42

mhalat
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Posts: 38

Re: Ivy League style for today

Arran sweater - Gift from mom & dad after a trip to Scotland, handknit
Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren
Pants - Lands End Traditional Fit Cords
Shoes - Alden x Leatherfoot (a local shoe store), Chromexcel PTB in Grant last

 

#31478 2017-09-29 11:16:22

farrago
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Posts: 1046

Re: Ivy League style for today

Good bye to summer. The last day with temps in the 80's has departed until next year. Cool and rainy today.

OC's shetland in "Earth."
Brooks  light blue check broadcloth
501's
Waxed desert boots with Vibram soles.

 

#31479 2017-09-29 11:22:41

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: 1979
Posts: 1194

Re: Ivy League style for today

farrago wrote:

Good bye to summer. The last day with temps in the 80's has departed until next year. Cool and rainy today.

OC's shetland in "Earth."
Brooks  light blue check broadcloth
501's
Waxed desert boots with Vibram soles.

Earlier this week we had temps in the mid 80s... Today it's not going above 70. Much jubilation and rejoicing in the home of Berkeley_Breathes. I'm starting to look at my corduroy sport coat with a dangerous glint in my eye...


Hands in pockets, just like Dad.

Blog: https://rehearsingtheblues.blogspot.com/

 

#31480 2017-09-29 11:27:13

McGeorge Bundyburger
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Re: Ivy League style for today

mhalat wrote:

Arran sweater - Gift from mom & dad after a trip to Scotland, handknit

That's kinda like getting a Shetland jumper as a gift from Ireland  big_smile

Nice sweater though...

 

#31481 2017-09-29 11:31:39

mhalat
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Re: Ivy League style for today

McGeorge Bundyburger wrote:

mhalat wrote:

Arran sweater - Gift from mom & dad after a trip to Scotland, handknit

That's kinda like getting a Shetland jumper as a gift from Ireland  big_smile

Nice sweater though...

LOL, I am not here to reignite a new wave of Gaelic nationalism!

 

#31482 2017-09-29 11:32:46

mhalat
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Posts: 38

Re: Ivy League style for today

Berkeley_Breathes wrote:

farrago wrote:

Good bye to summer. The last day with temps in the 80's has departed until next year. Cool and rainy today.

OC's shetland in "Earth."
Brooks  light blue check broadcloth
501's
Waxed desert boots with Vibram soles.

Earlier this week we had temps in the mid 80s... Today it's not going above 70. Much jubilation and rejoicing in the home of Berkeley_Breathes. I'm starting to look at my corduroy sport coat with a dangerous glint in my eye...

Good Lord, I'm all too familiar with that warm spell. Much madras was worn this September.

 

#31483 2017-09-29 11:41:38

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: 1979
Posts: 1194

Re: Ivy League style for today

mhalat wrote:

Arran sweater - Gift from mom & dad after a trip to Scotland, handknit
Shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren
Pants - Lands End Traditional Fit Cords
Shoes - Alden x Leatherfoot (a local shoe store), Chromexcel PTB in Grant last

Love the green cords mhalat, A+


Hands in pockets, just like Dad.

Blog: https://rehearsingtheblues.blogspot.com/

 

#31484 2017-09-29 20:39:20

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: 1979
Posts: 1194

Re: Ivy League style for today

Viyella today...

https://s26.postimg.org/6ana5k62x/IMG_1559.jpg
https://s26.postimg.org/9k1pc0u6h/IMG_1560.jpg


Hands in pockets, just like Dad.

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#31485 2017-09-30 02:07:23

Tim
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Posts: 82

Re: Ivy League style for today

That really is a stunning shirt, I've always admired Viyella but somehow they just don't seem to fit me.

As regards the Arran jumpers, I always felt they fit in with the Ivy cannon personally - it's easy to underestimate the gaelic connection/influence. Love those PTB with the wide cord too Mhalat, I'm desperate to get myself a pair in Cordovan but finances dictate otherwise at present sadly.

 

#31486 2017-10-01 07:00:56

Dopeman
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Re: Ivy League style for today

McGeorge Bundyburger wrote:

mhalat wrote:

Arran sweater - Gift from mom & dad after a trip to Scotland, handknit

That's kinda like getting a Shetland jumper as a gift from Ireland  big_smile

Nice sweater though...

Arran jumpers are from Scotland btw  , so would be an appropriate gift. As would a Shetland jumper also from Scotland 😉... Both Scottish islands famed for their wool and coldness!

 

#31487 2017-10-01 09:27:42

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 10900

Re: Ivy League style for today

Aran sweaters are from Ireland.

from Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words: A Writer's Guide to Getting It Right (2004), by Bill Bryson:

Aran Island and Aran Islands (Ireland) but Isle of Arran (Scotland).  The sweater is spelled Aran.

More reading:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/73478 … aters.html


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#31488 2017-10-01 10:11:27

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6029

Re: Ivy League style for today

^ I never knew that.


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#31489 2017-10-01 11:58:31

Armchaired
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From: Old England
Posts: 7463

Re: Ivy League style for today

Aran sweaters from Scotland !!!????

Heresy!  My aunties used to send hand knitted Arans over to me every year when i was a lad.
They are as Irish as Barry's tea,Soda bread and white pudding, lets hear no more of this Scottish tosh.


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#31490 2017-10-01 13:43:47

Tommy
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Re: Ivy League style for today

Armchaired wrote:

Aran sweaters from Scotland !!!????

Heresy!  My aunties used to send hand knitted Arans over to me every year when i was a lad.
They are as Irish as Barry's tea,Soda bread and white pudding, lets hear no more of this Scottish tosh.

Ahhh, a good cup of Barry's is a fine thing.

That and a pack of Tayto's (the orginals, not the licenced ones) sandwiched between a few slices of soda bread.

On a slightly related note the Scotti invaded Scotland from Ireland and gave then Scottish their name.

 

#31491 2017-10-01 13:52:52

Armchaired
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From: Old England
Posts: 7463

Re: Ivy League style for today

Tommy wrote:

Armchaired wrote:

Aran sweaters from Scotland !!!????

Heresy!  My aunties used to send hand knitted Arans over to me every year when i was a lad.
They are as Irish as Barry's tea,Soda bread and white pudding, lets hear no more of this Scottish tosh.

Ahhh, a good cup of Barry's is a fine thing.

That and a pack of Tayto's (the orginals, not the licenced ones) sandwiched between a few slices of soda bread.

On a slightly related note the Scotti invaded Scotland from Ireland and gave then Scottish their name.

Ha ha  don't forget a nice glass of red lemonade Tommy.

The flower of the free, the heather, the heather,
the Bretons , the Scots and Irish together,
the Manx and the Welsh and Cornish forever,
six nations are we, all Celtic and free (or not as the case may be may be ).

Last edited by Armchaired (2017-10-01 13:57:09)


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#31492 2017-10-01 16:11:51

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6029

Re: Ivy League style for today

Mmm .... we're so lucky that so many of you prefer to live in England and show us the error of our ways!


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#31493 2017-10-01 17:12:55

Armchaired
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From: Old England
Posts: 7463

Re: Ivy League style for today

I prefer to live here because its my country as its where i was born.
My view of Ireland is typical of the  irish diaspora, largely romantic and bears little to reality.

However....Aran Sweaters are Irish and i will fight anyone that disagrees..


“My therapist told me that I over-analyze everything. I explained to him that he only thinks this because of his unhappy relationship with his mother.”

 

#31494 2017-10-01 20:41:31

Pennies_and_Oxfords
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From: Singapore, Land of Heatwaves
Posts: 112

Re: Ivy League style for today

Surprised that there's so many Irish descendants here in the first place. Count me in.

Aran sweaters are Irish, surely. The Irish need a penny to their name, anyway. The Scots are stealing all the glory on the sweater market!


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#31495 2017-10-02 01:53:23

Dopeman
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Posts: 27

Re: Ivy League style for today

Maybe you lot are right... I've not checked this fact properly on the internet...
However I did spend many summers on the isle of Arran where arran jumpers were worn by most on the island (in the 70's I may add).
My family has been in the wool trade for 50+ years and some of that has been selling Arran wool along with the patterns for said Arran jumpers . I deliverd hundreds of Arran jumper patterns to small wool shops ( now almost gone sadly) all over Scotland..
The OP said ARRan jumper - you lot are talking by about ARan jumpers - similar I grant, but also different if you happen to know the isle of Arran . Hence my comment that if one was visiting the isle of Arran ( stunning and unique place to visit btw) in Scotland you could easily buy a local Arran jumper as a true Scottish gift and just as 100% Scottish as a Shetland jumper or Harris Tweed jacket .

https://www.motolegends.com/casual-clot … wheat.html

 

#31496 2017-10-02 02:39:29

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6029

Re: Ivy League style for today

There's obviously two ways of spelling this, which relate to two different places where the locals make sweaters.

If someone spoke the words 'Aran sweater' to me, or 'Arran sweater'( bearing in mind I wouldn't know how they were spelling it) then I would think of one of those cream coloured woolies like the one in Dopeman's link.

Plus Dopeman has provided compelling personal testimony of the Caledonian knitting industry.


'I'm not that keen on the Average Look .......ever'. 
John Simons

 

#31497 2017-10-02 06:53:57

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 10900

Re: Ivy League style for today

seems they make Aran-style sweaters in Arran.  this led me to guess that there would be Fair Isle knitwear produced in Ireland and there is, but to me a Fair Isle sweater is still a Scottish thing .....

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/r … d-ireland/


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#31498 2017-10-02 06:56:20

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: 1979
Posts: 1194

Re: Ivy League style for today

woofboxer wrote:

has provided compelling personal testimony of the Caledonian knitting industry.

This sounds like a Monty Python line...


Hands in pockets, just like Dad.

Blog: https://rehearsingtheblues.blogspot.com/

 

#31499 2017-10-02 07:15:45

Kingston1an
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Re: Ivy League style for today

The Aran sweater - or bawneen - is definitely Irish and is what most people think of when they hear the words ‘Aran’ in connection with knitwear. The garment was hyped up somewhat after the American documentary of the 1930s ‘Man of Aran’. Further hype in recent decades is the pretence of particular patterns belonging only to certain family names.

People in the Scottish Isle of Arran are certainly not routinely wearing such jumpers in this century. Even in Ireland the fashion probably peaked in the late 1960s/1970s - husbands abandoning the suit for Mass on Sunday etc.

Another Isle of Arran souvenir might be malt whisky. A newish distillery opened in Lochranza about 21 years ago -  the whisky is not heavily peated.

Last edited by Kingston1an (2017-10-02 07:16:37)


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#31500 2017-10-02 07:22:20

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 10900

Re: Ivy League style for today

Berkeley_Breathes wrote:

woofboxer wrote:

has provided compelling personal testimony of the Caledonian knitting industry.

This sounds like a Monty Python line...

haha this is true


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