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post #16 of 68
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
What are the features of a norwegian sweater? Are they warmer than a scottish fisherman sweater?
Serious? It's just a name to connotate the region the style came from.
post #17 of 68
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What are the features of a norwegian sweater? Are they warmer than a scottish fisherman sweater?

I have a Barbour "fisherman" sweater, and I would say that it is more bulky than a "Norwegian" sweater. The "Norwegian" sweater--only so called because it is made in Norway--is a heavy sweater. It is plenty warm.
post #18 of 68
I'd actually argue that the Norwegian would be significantly warmer. I have several Scottish "fisherman" sweaters (having lived there for a year!), and find they are in no way resistant to wind. While warm, they are knit very loosely, and so quite permeable to wind. The Norwegian sweater offers a very tight, solid knit.

I wonder how this one fits - any advice would be great!
post #19 of 68
What's the recommened method for washing the Norwegian sweater? Soak/Hang Dry ? Conventional cold wash in a machine/Hang Dry ? Dry Clean ? I guess the same method would apply to any garmet that is truly 100% wool.
post #20 of 68
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Originally Posted by Spats View Post
Yea, you would think that Norwegian fisherman must watch Mad Men and read The Sartiorialist when they are done mending their nets.

I missed this gem..

post #21 of 68
Is this made in a plain style too, perhaps? That design is too garrish for me.
post #22 of 68
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
I would expect the quality to be there; but is the fit any slimmer, higher arm holes, etc.?

I had heard that the new version was going to be more slim-fit than the original. Although I highly doubt it will meet the SF definition of "slim fit".
post #23 of 68
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Originally Posted by hboogz View Post
What's the recommened method for washing the Norwegian sweater? Soak/Hang Dry ? Conventional cold wash in a machine/Hang Dry ? Dry Clean ? I guess the same method would apply to any garmet that is truly 100% wool.

I hand wash with cold water and Woolite, then soak twice and finally let dry in a flat position (hanging changes their shape). I never wash them in a machine or dry clean them. I do this once or twice a year. No problems ever.
post #24 of 68
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post
I've got a bunch of Dale sweaters. Really nice, but you need it to be cold....
I've been thinking of getting one with one with a lining to use for skiing on nice days. Are they really as good as the hype?
post #25 of 68
people who actually live in Norway dont wear this ugly shit
post #26 of 68
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post
I've got a bunch of Dale sweaters. Really nice, but you need it to be cold....

+1 I have a Dale windstopper and LOVE it.
post #27 of 68
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Originally Posted by whymakemedothis View Post
people who actually live in Norway dont wear this ugly shit
Haha. More importantly, do Swedes or Finns wear them?
post #28 of 68
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Originally Posted by hboogz View Post
What's the recommened method for washing the Norwegian sweater? Soak/Hang Dry ? Conventional cold wash in a machine/Hang Dry ? Dry Clean ? I guess the same method would apply to any garmet that is truly 100% wool.

I have used this method with all-wool sweaters with good success:

Dissolve mild soap flakes in lukewarm water and carefully wash the garment by gentle squeezing. Rinse thoroughly in water of the SAME temperature. A fabric conditioner may be added to the rinse water. Squeeze water out or give a short spin to remove excess water. Roll the garment in a towel to remove more moisture.

Ease into shape and dry on a flat surface. When drying keep away from direct heat and strong light. A light steam-iron will ensure that the garment retains its original shape.
post #29 of 68
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Originally Posted by whymakemedothis View Post
people who actually live in Norway dont wear this ugly shit

This is not true at all. I lived in Norway for 6 years. Every single Norwegian has at least one of these.
post #30 of 68
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Originally Posted by laphroaig View Post
I've been thinking of getting one with one with a lining to use for skiing on nice days. Are they really as good as the hype?

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Originally Posted by tsaltzma View Post
+1 I have a Dale windstopper and LOVE it.

as noted above, they do make some 'styles' w/ windstopper. i always think of them as more apres ski, but i suppose for a nice day they could work. * i don't downhill ski, but rather crosscountry - would not use for that. good for skating.....
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