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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Anyone recommend some luxe heritage knitwear, for lack of a better term? I'm not looking for something to be worn with a tie, though. I'm thinking more along the lines of something a fisherman might wear, but couldn't afford to wear.

I don't like CM/ SWD distinctions, but to the degree they're helpful, here are some CM-ish suggestions.

Stock might be completely sold out by now, but Berk in London's Burlington Arcade has been going out of business for a while, and they recently put all of their stock on heavy, heavy clearance. They hold some of the best, remaining Scottish knitwear brands in the world. A friend of mine has written about them and Ballantyne here:

Skipping in Burlington Arcade

An Obit for Ballantyne

(Berk's stuff is made by Barrie, now owned by Chanel. Ballantyne's machines have been smashed up and the name has been sold. Unfortunately, the new Ballantyne stuff I've seen is not really worth the money, but the old stuff is nice. Old stuff is also sold at Berk. Or at least was, don't know if they're still open. Shop could be completely shuttered at this point).

Here are some photos of a Berk cardigan being worn by a member here.
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Note, Berk's stock is sized in UK sizing. So the knitwear is sized by the actual garment's chest size, not the size of the intended wearer's chest.

I also really like William Lockie. I bought a 4-ply cashmere cable knit sweater from them last year and it's held up really well. Just placed an order for a few more, actually. They'll take custom orders if their current sizing doesn't fit you, but custom sweaters are of course not returnable. Haven't tried anything else but this cashmere cable knit (model is Chirnside on their Heather Wallace store), but I imagine everything else is quite good.

Some (boring) photos:
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Lastly, I bought a chunky lambswool shawl collar cardigan made by Scott & Charters a couple of years ago. Also think the quality there is really good. They make these for many of the more popular "SWD" brands you see around - Epaulet, Ovadia & Sons, etc. They're also stocked under their own label at NMWA and East Dane.
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post #98282 of 103381
Nice rec of Nonnative, cyc. I have not seen Minotaur yet, but will keep an eye out.

DWW- Thanks for the recs. I was sad that I missed out on the S&C chunky cardigan from NMWA last FW. I'll have to keep an eye out this year. I did check Berk, and they seem largely sold out. William Lockie does look nice, but a bit too CM/trad for my taste.
post #98283 of 103381
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Nice rec of Nonnative, cyc. I have not seen Minotaur yet, but will keep an eye out.

DWW- Thanks for the recs. I was sad that I missed out on the S&C chunky cardigan from NMWA last FW. I'll have to keep an eye out this year. I did check Berk, and they seem largely sold out. William Lockie does look nice, but a bit too CM/trad for my taste.

This probably isn't helpful either, but Rainmaker is a new Japanese brand by Kouichi Watanabe (formerly of N4). I haven't handled any of their stuff in person -- and they're not really a "heritage" brand per se -- but some of their knitwear and outerwear looks nice. A couple of the knits also kinda sorta look like something a fisherman would wear.
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post #98284 of 103381
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Nice rec of Nonnative, cyc. I have not seen Minotaur yet, but will keep an eye out.

DWW- Thanks for the recs. I was sad that I missed out on the S&C chunky cardigan from NMWA last FW. I'll have to keep an eye out this year. I did check Berk, and they seem largely sold out. William Lockie does look nice, but a bit too CM/trad for my taste.

Nonnative may not work for you since you're so tall though
post #98285 of 103381
Haven carries Minotaur for some pics/measurements @zissou

@dieworkwear those look dope

also, there's Visvim cowichans I guess, made by Hiroki's grandmother or something (0).
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Drinking a lot of milk and having a lot of dairy is not necessarily good for you. There is a lot of fat. Moderation is the key... But yes humans aren't made to digest milk and in fact we are the only mammals that drink milk past infancy. Also i am lactose intolerant, found out around 25 as well. I just get lactose free milk or almond milk (don't like soy milk), problem solved.

So you agree with what I said wink.gif

Haven't tried almond, but soy is okay.

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be careful broski, eating lots of fat will make you fat

Not all fats are bad and fat = flavor.

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eating lots of calories will make you fat. it's not about whether or not it's a fat (although its easier to overeat fat than say protein)

Are you sure you can "overeat" protein, how I got protein digestion explained the body will just pass it right through, if you over eat protein and the easiest thing to overeat calorie wise is sugar and starchy carbs.



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I love milk and eggs, but I'm thinking about going vegetarian and even giving up the ovo-lacto stuff too. alien.gif


But bacon?

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The Pros and Cons of Going Vegetarian (from The Onion)
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[*] Many animals not slaughtered for consumption could go on to live long lives filled with heartbreak and disappointment
Disclosure: I'm vegetarian

Never understood this argument for vegetarianism, if we didn't breed cows, pigs etc. for the leather and meat, their would be no reason to have and / breed them and they would therefor not get a long life on the farm, as they wouldn't get born and in the end they would go the way of the dodo

Edited by Find Finn - 7/30/14 at 12:40am
post #98287 of 103381
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This probably isn't helpful either, but Rainmaker is a new Japanese brand by Kouichi Watanabe (formerly of N4). I haven't handled any of their stuff in person -- and they're not really a "heritage" brand per se -- but some of their knitwear and outerwear looks nice. A couple of the knits also kinda sorta look like something a fisherman would wear. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



 

that MA-1 looks insanely nice, would you happen a list of stockists for rainmaker?

post #98288 of 103381
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Anyone recommend some luxe heritage knitwear, for lack of a better term? I'm not looking for something to be worn with a tie, though. I'm thinking more along the lines of something a fisherman might wear, but couldn't afford to wear.


Who about SEH Kelly, Albam has some nice heritage knits from time to time made by small knitters like Stevenage, Andersen - Andersen, but that's more heritage than fashion.
post #98289 of 103381
I know the fashunz police like to go on and on about some supposed "air travel etiquette" and how appalling it is to wear sweats (or something other than jeans/chinos and a sports coat but fuck you if I have to sit on a 6 hour flight followed by a 14 hour flight with my almost 3-year old son you better believe I'm wearing sweats and it's not because I've "given up", it's because I'm going to do everything I can to remain comfortable.
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The totalitarianism of comfort. I see this every time I fly domestic (or go to Whole Foods)

post #98291 of 103381
Domestic flights are a totally different story though.
post #98292 of 103381
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I know the fashunz police like to go on and on about some supposed "air travel etiquette" and how appalling it is to wear sweats (or something other than jeans/chinos and a sports coat but fuck you if I have to sit on a 6 hour flight followed by a 14 hour flight with my almost 3-year old son you better believe I'm wearing sweats and it's not because I've "given up", it's because I'm going to do everything I can to remain comfortable.

Not on this side of the board. I feel like every time anyone here mentions air travel, there's also mention of some sort of Robert Geller lounge pant.
post #98293 of 103381
Zissou, as others have said, definitely SEH Kelly or the Albam collab with Stevenage Knitting Company. I have real problems with anything slightly scratchy (can barely wear a stark) and both of those are fine on me, feel so soft and luxurious.

on another note, can anyone id this vest for me pls? (from the sartorialist, might be lanvin but i can't find it). or recs for something similar? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #98294 of 103381
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that MA-1 looks insanely nice, would you happen a list of stockists for rainmaker?

They're only carried in Japan, AFAIK. Some links:
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The Pros and Cons of Going Vegetarian (from The Onion)
Disclosure: I'm vegetarian

Are you even really Chinese?

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