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Edited by Radagast - 10/23/11 at 9:11am
post #17 of 52
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Originally Posted by rich_202 View Post
I usually just go with the GAP variety. They are cheap, thin (which is great if you decide to wear them under a jacket) and typically last about 2 years at which point, they fall apart.

I'll be heading to the GAP soon. My 2 years are up.



I second this suggestion. Pick up your sweaters at a low price from Old Navy, Gap or some other discount retailer, and have them tailored.
post #18 of 52
I'm surprised so many people are recommending such low end sweaters that will last only 3-6 months. We don't suggest that route for suits, why suggest it for sweaters? Buying a 20-30 dollar sweater every 3-6 months seems to me a bit less wise than spending $150-200 on something that will last 5+ years. Surely someone on here can recommend a better quality sweater.
post #19 of 52
You can find Jil Sander knits at around $100. (try Yoox). Worth the extra bucks.
post #20 of 52
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I'm surprised so many people are recommending such low end sweaters that will last only 3-6 months. We don't suggest that route for suits, why suggest it for sweaters? Buying a 20-30 dollar sweater every 3-6 months seems to me a bit less wise than spending $150-200 on something that will last 5+ years. Surely someone on here can recommend a better quality sweater.


All of my sweaters have lasted for notably longer than 6 months, and none of them cost more than $30 pre-tailoring. I respect your preference, but to me, spending $200 for a wool sweater is stupid.
post #21 of 52
My sweaters have lasted a couple years. That's all I've been able to squeeze out of high end sweaters, so I stick to low end (if Brooks Bros. is low end). A sweater is a sweater. I treat that bitch like a scarf one day, like a sweater the next, and then I might wrap my daughter in it on the third. It's an all-purpose thingie. I.e. I treat my sweaters with very little care. I can't spend the $600 Loro Piana wants for a respectable sweater. I save that $ and put it toward my suits, which I treat a lot better.
post #22 of 52
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Originally Posted by chasingred View Post
I'm surprised so many people are recommending such low end sweaters that will last only 3-6 months. We don't suggest that route for suits, why suggest it for sweaters? Buying a 20-30 dollar sweater every 3-6 months seems to me a bit less wise than spending $150-200 on something that will last 5+ years. Surely someone on here can recommend a better quality sweater.


I have a pringle sweater and while it is really nice, a wool sweater in it's basic design cannot last longer than 3 or so years if you wear them constantly. For $25, my J. Crew sweater is relatively nice, fits well and I don't have to worry about it getting ripped or forgetting it and losing it.
post #23 of 52
I have nice wool sweaters that I've worn often in the colder months that have lasted years.
post #24 of 52
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Originally Posted by Radagast View Post
I bought a stack of the Merino V Necks from Unilquo last year. Probably the best clothing purchase I've made.

Just bought a brown small for $25 the other day. Surprised at how well it fits, definitely going back for more. (Unfortunately the color-range is less diverse than the polos in the summer, but that might just lead to some interesting shirt/tie combinations).
post #25 of 52
J Crew makes really good ones-I have 3 or 4 and love them.
post #26 of 52
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I'm in the same boat. I've been looking at John Smedley, which is sometimes able to be had at good prices on eBay. I have a cardigan made by JS and it's really great.
Yup, IMO Smeds are the ones, I make sure to get the deep V version as the shallower V feels more like crew neck.
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Edited by Radagast - 10/23/11 at 9:10am
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Edited by Radagast - 10/23/11 at 9:10am
post #29 of 52
i have 4 from jcrew; theyre solid. much better quality than BR and a bit slimmer profile.
post #30 of 52
H&M made in Portugal are quite good. Wearing one right now that's four or five years old... minimal pilling.
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