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#26 2016-10-05 23:44:27

Moose Maclennan
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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Leithen/Waverley Mill a few hundred yards downstream was the one that was demolished, not the far more picturesque Caerlee.

Last time I looked, April 2016:

http://i.imgur.com/yzlu2yk.jpg


The industrial buildings in this photo are gone now:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127896242 … 001275393/

Last edited by Moose Maclennan (2016-10-06 04:06:53)

 

#27 2016-10-06 01:24:17

formby1
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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Moose Maclennan wrote:

Leithen/Waverley Mill a few hundred yards downstream was the one that was demolished, not the far more pictureseque Caerlee.

Last time I looked, April 2016:

http://i.imgur.com/yzlu2yk.jpg


The industrial buildings in this photo are gone now:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127896242 … 001275393/

I'm surprised they didn't turn them into luxury apartments. That's what they've done with a lot of the wool / cotton mill, well the 'prettier' ones anyway.


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#28 2016-10-06 06:13:27

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

I just assumed that they would demolish the white building aswell. If you look at the video you can see that there used to be more structures on the site.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xef2gc … pp=desktop

Unfortunately it seems really hard to get a good overview of all the companies still producing knitwear in Scotland. Companies are sold, sometimes closed down only to open again sometime later under another name. Another difficulty is to distinguish between brands and producers.

 

#29 2016-11-06 14:52:46

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

I have 7 sweaters, most of them in muted colours (navy, various greens, burgundy) and one barbie pink one by T&A. Yellow doesnt suit me, and so does light blue.

 

#30 2017-02-27 05:22:35

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Johnny's Lobbster wrote:

Simon Crompton reporting what Shooey posted some time ago. It still surprises me that the colour chart is the same as William Lockie's and that the models look exactly the same.

https://www.permanentstyle.com/2016/10/ … -ever.html

I bought a brand new original cashmere Ballantyne "V-neck pullover from the high-end hand-knit intarsia collection", + l also bought two vintage second hand Ballantyne v neck cashmere sweaters.  I must say l am in for a real treat this winter.


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#31 2017-03-01 15:29:04

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

nice, shooey. for me, the 70GBP Cordings ones are fine, and once in a while one from T&A in cashmere.

 

#32 2017-03-02 14:34:06

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Beestonplace wrote:

nice, shooey. for me, the 70GBP Cordings ones are fine, and once in a while one from T&A in cashmere.

what's the quality of T&A cashmere like? Looks like it is made by Johnstons...same weave and stitching. If it is then it will be very decent.


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#33 2017-03-02 15:16:35

Beestonplace
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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Could be - very fine knitting, good shape, overall a good quality

 

#34 2017-03-02 17:00:49

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

It's made by John Laing who belong to Barrie Knitwear.

 

#35 2017-03-04 06:57:58

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Do you guys still sport cashmere in spring and autumn? I notice already here that cotton jumpers are already necessary as pure wools are way too hot.


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#36 2017-03-04 07:28:15

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

1 ply always works

 

#37 2017-03-04 12:30:26

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

4F Hepcat wrote:

Do you guys still sport cashmere in spring and autumn? I notice already here that cotton jumpers are already necessary as pure wools are way too hot.

In my part of Oz it is reasonably cold 7 months of the year, and my body gets very cold so cashmere is perfect.

I have scottish cashmeres for when l get extra cold (much of the time), scottish wools for when it is not so cold, and Australian thin wool jumpers just to keep the chill off my body.   Soon l plan to add a forth variety of jumpers in my collection, l plan to add the extra warm highend chunky cashmeres.

Cashmere all winter and much of Spring and at the end of autumn.

Woolens are like shoos, only the best available should be purchased. Money is well spend IF done wisely.


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#38 2017-03-05 05:28:35

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Shooman your inbox is full.


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#39 2017-03-05 12:57:55

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

it should be right now, l cleaned two out.


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#40 2017-03-05 13:07:45

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Still says inbox is full.


"Florid, smug, middle-aged golf club bore in this country I'd say. Propping up the 19th hole in deepest Surrey bemoaning the perils of immigration."

 

#41 2017-03-05 13:18:06

The_Shooman
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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

it should be right now, four more were deleted.


btw, l am going to try and find a Hermes' made-in-scotland cashmere jumper in my size. I wanna see how good it is and if it is made to a higher standard. Too expensive in Oz at $2,500 so l will search ebay for a better price.

Last edited by The_Shooman (2017-03-05 13:37:01)


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#42 2017-03-05 15:15:12

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Still not working - either messaging function is not working, or you have a lot of stuff in the inbox.


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#43 2017-03-05 20:40:14

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Here is a very good article on cashmere:

All You Need to Know About Cashmere: A Guide for the ‘Connoisseur’
https://lucafaloni.com/blogs/news/89408 … onnoisseur


I emptied my inbox some more.


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#44 2017-03-06 03:01:46

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

No luck this morning. Users inbox is full, you can not send you message to the user.


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#45 2017-03-06 16:04:46

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

fixed


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#46 2017-03-07 01:50:41

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

The_Shooman wrote:

fixed

I am still getting the full message.


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#47 2017-03-21 15:48:01

The_Shooman
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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

One of these 4 ply bad boys is seriously something l want to get. Why not have the best. Will hurt paying about 1k (including postage), but will be worth it. Made by the old Ballantyne kniters.
https://www.berkcashmere.co.uk/product. … Neck+4+Ply

btw, l got a dark grey vintage ballantyne cashmere jumper yesterday and a nice bone one this morning. Amazing. Got some more coming including a stunning vintage Pringle burgundy cardigan.

Knitwear is like shoos, you've got to get the good stuff.

Last edited by The_Shooman (2017-03-21 15:48:50)


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#48 2017-03-22 04:09:37

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

The_Shooman wrote:

Knitwear is like shoos, you've got to get the good stuff.

Moths never destroy your shoes though....


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#49 2017-03-22 15:46:50

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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Kingston1an wrote:

The_Shooman wrote:

Knitwear is like shoos, you've got to get the good stuff.

Moths never destroy your shoes though....

That's why you need to use lots of soap and scented cedar balls and lavender bush in your draws. Also filing down that cedar wood every 6 months is also good. Most importantly, keeping your woolens clean is essential.


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#50 2017-05-18 17:51:03

The_Shooman
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Re: "Typical" cashmere sweaters

Must have bought dozens of top quality sweaters in the last few years ranging from Johnstons of Elgin to vintage Pringle, vintage Lyle & Scott, vintage Ballantyne to Kiton and Brunello Cucinelli.

Some really nice turtlenecks l have purchased of late.

Kiton cashmere
https://s24.postimg.org/jzz2siwg5/Kiton_turtleneck_1.jpgfree piccertificity.com
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Brunello Cucinelli cashmere
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Inis Meain merino wool
https://s22.postimg.org/is1ak9jap/Inis_Meain_Aran_shawl_cardigan.jpgphoto upload


John Laing vintage cashmere
https://s29.postimg.org/6c45jf2t3/John_Laing_vintage.jpgfree image hostcertificity.com


Ballantyne - made in Scotland cashmere
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1960's vintage Pringle cashmere cardigan
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I will say that those 1 ply Ballantynes are really amazing, real works of art, and indeed handmade. I much prefer them over my 2 ply Ballantynes.

Lyle & Scott vintage = luxurious and thick and soft
Pringle vintage  = stunning and lovely
Ballantyne (Scotland) = works of art, and real show pieces appreciated by real knitwear connoisseurs.
Johnny Laing vintage = very good.
Johnstons of Elgin = some of the very best mid end cashmere available, but not in the league of the big boys.

Last edited by The_Shooman (2017-05-18 17:58:31)


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