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post #106 of 112

I just picked this Expedition sweater up on eBay and it looks to be the original MK1, which I've long been after.

 

The only thing is that I'm not really digging the nickle Indian head button on the shawl. The North Sea website indicates that brass anchor buttons are featured on this sweater, so I'm wondering where this came from. Can anyone shed some light on this; was it some retail collab or special/limited issue? I'm hoping that the fit hasn't been "updated".

 

Here's a link to the listing: 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262180558897

 

 

Last question - I'm a size 38R sport coat and purchased the above in the same size. I like a bit of drape and billow and don't go for the contemporary tapered look. I was initially looking forward to layering this over a button down, but judging from some of the other pics I've come across within this thread, that seems like a bit of a stretch. Are these sweaters really a form hugging fit and is there any chance of layering over a button down or would it make little difference due to the tightness of the shawl collar; ie. button down would not show?

 

Thanks for your feedback.

post #107 of 112
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Originally Posted by jivyivy View Post

I just picked this Expedition sweater up on eBay and it looks to be the original MK1, which I've long been after.

The only thing is that I'm not really digging the nickle Indian head button on the shawl. The North Sea website indicates that brass anchor buttons are featured on this sweater, so I'm wondering where this came from. Can anyone shed some light on this; was it some retail collab or special/limited issue? I'm hoping that the fit hasn't been "updated".

Here's a link to the listing: 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262180558897


Last question - I'm a size 38R sport coat and purchased the above in the same size. I like a bit of drape and billow and don't go for the contemporary tapered look. I was initially looking forward to layering this over a button down, but judging from some of the other pics I've come across within this thread, that seems like a bit of a stretch. Are these sweaters really a form hugging fit and is there any chance of layering over a button down or would it make little difference due to the tightness of the shawl collar; ie. button down would not show?

Thanks for your feedback.

Not sure about the button. I would hazard a guess that the seller on eBay changed it to the Indian Head design.
I have an expedition jumper in a size 40 that I bought direct from NSC (measures 20" from pit to pit). Isn't figure hugging at all and can easily be layered over something
post #108 of 112

Thanks very much, that's reassuring!

 

I may pick up an old cognac colored leather football button to replace the Indian head nickle.

post #109 of 112
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Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post
 

Has anyone tried shrinking a NSC Item? I just got the Marine (in navy), but because of the way it drapes, the fit is larger on me than I would like. Seeing how loose the knit is, however, I am tempted to shrink it. The flip side is, if I dont like it shrunk I just decreased the resale since it is currently BNWT. What do you guys think I should do? 

 

Ill post a fit in a few hours when I get home.

I have the same problem - the fit is too big on me. I would suggest that you don't shrink it at all. 

 

Shameless plug: I have a new Navy Mariner in size 38 for sale if anyone is interested. http://www.styleforum.net/t/514802/north-sea-clothing-the-mariner-shawl-sweater-sz-38/0_100

post #110 of 112

So is the consensus that the fit is overall loose?  The measurements I've seen imply that they are slim fitting.  I am in between a size 40 and 42 and am looking to purchase a Diver sweater, wondering which I should go with.  Normally I would take the 42 (L) but if it's going to be super loose I'd rather get the 40 (M).

post #111 of 112
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Originally Posted by geremy View Post

So is the consensus that the fit is overall loose?  The measurements I've seen imply that they are slim fitting.  I am in between a size 40 and 42 and am looking to purchase a Diver sweater, wondering which I should go with.  Normally I would take the 42 (L) but if it's going to be super loose I'd rather get the 40 (M).

I have the Submariner in 40 (I'm about a 41'' chest and an M in most knits, like John Smedley) and the fit is pretty good. I might have gotten away with sizing down to a 38, but for this kind of bulky knit you're not really aiming for a super streamlined fit anyway. Note that they (at least the Submariner) are pretty long. So much so, that I sometimes fold up the lower rib edge, just like with the rib cuffs.

Quality is great, can't imagine that I'll ever wear it out.
post #112 of 112

Just discovered this brand. The submariner in grey looks lovely. However, really wish the service roll neck was available in a crewneck.

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