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post #121 of 263
I used to have a vintage Pringle v-neck. Great cashmere.
post #122 of 263
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
20 years ago Pringle was supposed to be the best. I never see them around any more. I assume they are just done.

Used to have a nice little store in the Burlington Arcade. In 1990, my mother bought a plain sweater there that was marked down from GBP 600.

They still exist, but as a fashion brand. They were popular, and very expensive, in Taiwan when I was there a year ago. I saw a lightweight cashmere argyle sweater selling for ~$1200US.
post #123 of 263
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Originally Posted by srivats View Post
Ah the magic words have been spoken. And so, I shall participate.

Are you 100% set on cashemere? I have two shetland sweaters from McGeorge - gorgeous mix of colors in both. They are very versatile as well.

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The first one is 'Baroque' - it has flecks of yellow and blue and red all over, looks awesome with most trousers I wear. Grey and navy go especially well with this sweater.



This perfect for all other trousers and jeans - a very dark purple with red, green and other colors.



See this page for more colors: http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/mcg...l_sweaters.php

I'd wear shetlands over cashmere anyday.

edit: Just noticed that Vox posted this already. D'oh!

These sweaters are sized by chest size? How is the fit Sri? Would you recommend getting your measured chest size or sizing up/down?
post #124 of 263
Well if you want the Baroque I already decided to order the size 34, sent them a mail, got a reply and will proceed to checkout when they next reply. So I'd pass on that
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I used to have a vintage Pringle v-neck. Great cashmere.

In the 80s, I had a Pringle navy blue cardigan. Thick, spongy, soft. One of my cats ate it.
post #126 of 263
Pop over to Paul Stuart and check if their 4-ply cashmere cables sport Made In Scotland on the labels.

If still so, these be them (Lockie knitted, limited colors, probably processed and spun by Todd & Duncan or Z. Hinchliffe, both Scottish though Z.H. is based in Eng..) > http://www.heatherwallace.com/men_ca...php?prod_ID=19

Might also check to see if Tuttle Catalog (online) and Maus & Hoffman (online) still stock Scottish knitwear, perhaps on sale. The Tuttle Scottish novelty stuff is likely to be Lockie, as with the M&H if not otherwise branded Ballantyne.

(Man wearing cashmere 'neath a Barbour is akin to a brocade vest, and you'll eventually complain about the abrasion. Coarse wool's apropos for stalking stag in the Sheep Meadow.)
post #127 of 263
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Well if you want the Baroque I already decided to order the size 34, sent them a mail, got a reply and will proceed to checkout when they next reply. So I'd pass on that

34? That sounds tiny. Did you call for the dimensions? There are some in 36 that I could go for.

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Originally Posted by I. Gentantithesis View Post
Pop over to Paul Stuart and check if their 4-ply cashmere cables sport Made In Scotland on the labels.

If still so, these be them (Lockie knitted, limited colors, probably processed and spun by Todd & Duncan or Z. Hinchliffe, both Scottish though Z.H. is based in Eng..) > http://www.heatherwallace.com/men_ca...php?prod_ID=19

Might also check to see if Tuttle Catalog (online) and Maus & Hoffman (online) still stock Scottish knitwear, perhaps on sale. The Tuttle Scottish novelty stuff is likely to be Lockie, as with the M&H if not otherwise branded Ballantyne.

(Man wearing cashmere 'neath a Barbour is akin to a brocade vest, and you'll eventually complain about the abrasion. Coarse wool's apropos for stalking stag in the Sheep Meadow.)

Thanks for the tip--but I'm too cheap to pay Paul Stuart's premiums. How much do they want for that Lockie-made cable-knit, $700?
post #128 of 263
Foo, you should detail this search in your blog. I think it could be of use from a posterity standpoint.
post #129 of 263
Er, ah, umm, the emphasis was on the same sweater being available via Heather Wallace. You could inspect the goods first. Paul Stuart's price used to be circa $500 + tx., HW's 200GBP less VAT plus shipping and customs (if any) should be around $300 - 325.
post #130 of 263
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
Well if you want the Baroque I already decided to order the size 34, sent them a mail, got a reply and will proceed to checkout when they next reply. So I'd pass on that

Dude, are you that petite or are the sweaters cut big and loose?
post #131 of 263
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Originally Posted by I. Gentantithesis View Post
Pop over to Paul Stuart and check if their 4-ply cashmere cables sport Made In Scotland on the labels.

If still so, these be them (Lockie knitted, limited colors, probably processed and spun by Todd & Duncan or Z. Hinchliffe, both Scottish though Z.H. is based in Eng..) > http://www.heatherwallace.com/men_ca...php?prod_ID=19

Might also check to see if Tuttle Catalog (online) and Maus & Hoffman (online) still stock Scottish knitwear, perhaps on sale. The Tuttle Scottish novelty stuff is likely to be Lockie, as with the M&H if not otherwise branded Ballantyne.

Wow, I think we have a winner. Judging from their looks, the cashmere v-necks in M&H's catalog appear to be "it", and the price is also what one would expect ($385).

THANK YOU, I.G.!
post #132 of 263
very nice! However available in sizes 42-50
post #133 of 263
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Originally Posted by I. Gentantithesis View Post
Er, ah, umm, the emphasis was on the same sweater being available via Heather Wallace. You could inspect the goods first. Paul Stuart's price used to be circa $500 + tx., HW's 200GBP less VAT plus shipping and customs (if any) should be around $300 - 325.

Oh, missed that--not a bad idea at all.

Interesting note: after some confusing phone calls the other day, I learned that Heather Wallace is merely Lockie's own retail outlet. From what I can gather, the only difference between ordering from Heather Wallace and using Lockie's stock service is that the stock service requires a couple of days to 'process' your other, whereas Heather Wallace ships right away.

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
very nice! However available in sizes 42-50

Lockie sizes indicate the sweater's chest measurement. So, a size 42 is 42 inches around the sweater's chest (21 inches across), allowing someone with a 38 inch chest four inches of room.
post #134 of 263
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
These sweaters are sized by chest size? How is the fit Sri? Would you recommend getting your measured chest size or sizing up/down?

If you are on the slim side, go with your sportscoat size. Otherwise size up and get the next size. I am a slim 38R and I got mine in size 38, and they fit me well. 40 would have been loose on me. FWIW, a 38R in polo IV cut is slightly on the bigger side on my frame in the chest area, even with a thin sweater underneath on top of my dress shirt and undershirt.

Call Oconnells' and ask for Ethan. He is very helpful.
post #135 of 263
Their V neck cashmere from Heather Wallace came out to $260 shipped to the US, not bad at all if this is indeed a legit Scottish made sweater using teh old school knitting and finishing. I think I might get one in 'bordeaux'
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