Originally Posted by easy_golfing
Not sure to be honest. I usually take 36, but as I understand these fit a bit tighter. Maybe 36 vs 38 vs 40 if you have it available?
I am a 36 in most brands. I find the 3A tighter than the 6A. I tried to measure them and the single 38" I have which is a 1A. Obviously it is difficult to be accurate with knits as they stretch, but I tried to get similar tension on each and got measurements of:
(chest/bottom of collar down back/bottom of collar down sleeve)
36 in 6A: 19"/26"/29"
36 in 3A: 19"/23"/26"
38 in 1A: 20"/27.5"/28"
Originally Posted by Foxhound
Are there any brands equivilant to Inverallan?
Depends what you mean by equivalent? There seem to be a few Scots makers supplying the local tourist trade. My wife bought me a jumper back from visiting Scotland, it is very similar to Inverallan in weight, construction and material and was just labelled "Glencroft".
Otherwise if you are looking for high quality wool and construction then Irish brand Inis Meain are probably up there with Inverallan but they are not similar in that you'd never mistake one for another; IM often use cashmere blends and are much tighter weaves, lighter but still very warm, some quite distinctive designs. I would guess they're not hand knitted.