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post #76 of 103
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post

Hmm angle is a bit hard to see. It looks quite loose to me. You originally said it was very snug, did you just mean the neck opening?

When I tried it on the first time, I was wearing a button down shirt, and that was not comfortable By just wearing a thin layer underneath, the fit is just right. (I'm wearing a Patagonia wool, thin layer shirt. Perhaps, a thin, wool mock turtle would be ideal for this sweater.) The shoulders have lots of room; the sleeves are very snug to the arm. I have worn the sweater most of the day, today, and it is doing its job--the weather is dreary, damp, and cool.

There is a lot more sweater here than one might think. But, it is not baggy like the LL Bean Norwegian. Back a few posts, you can see how much sweater there is at the waistline.
post #77 of 103
Looks good, I think it is meant to be worn exactly as you are wearing it: somewhat loose, and no collared shirt underneath.

When you get a chance, could you post the chest measure?
post #78 of 103
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Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post

Looks good, I think it is meant to be worn exactly as you are wearing it: somewhat loose, and no collared shirt underneath.
When you get a chance, could you post the chest measure?

The p2p measurement of the size 40 Expedition sweater is 20.5 inches.

FYI, the bottom of the waist band is 14.5 inches.
post #79 of 103
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post

The p2p measurement of the size 40 Expedition sweater is 20.5 inches.
FYI, the bottom of the waist band is 14.5 inches.

Looks good - I think I'd definitely need to size up though.
post #80 of 103
I can't decide whether to get a Shawl collar in navy or a Andersen-Andersen hmm....

The small neckhole make me a bit nervous, as I have a big head and like the collar to fit a bit loosely, without the rest being baggy decisions decisions
post #81 of 103
Must go for the North Sea and post sizing photos for the rest of us!
post #82 of 103
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Originally Posted by Todd V View Post

Must go for the North Sea and post sizing photos for the rest of us!

After a chat with an expert / shop owner / mate I ended up ordering an Andersen-Andersen half zip in navy, as the new models are half a time heavier than the first ed. they did and the old one is fantastic.

Mr. Mudd & Mr Gold has NSC on sale at almost 50% of, so if anyone is looking.
http://www.mrmuddandmrgold.com/en/brands/north-sea-clothing/
post #83 of 103

Morning all

 

Apologies for the thread bump but I was looking up North Sea Clothing and ended up here. Ironically I live on the North Sea coast of Suffolk and have found it impossible to buy a decent, traditional fisherman's sweater locally. I picked up a Navy Blue Expedition sweater with shawl collar yesterday from Covent Garden in London. I'd like it for myself, but this one's intended as a gift for a friend. I already have a genuine issue Royal Navy Submariner sweater myself in white, which came from Silvermans in Mile End. 

 

In terms of quality, there's nothing between them (both are made to MoD spec). The RN Submariner is the same weight and 5 gauge knit as the North Sea Clothing one, although a slightly different style as it's a full rollneck instead of shawl collar. Sleeve length is similar on both, with generous roll-up cuffs (nothing worse than the sea breeze going up your sleeve). The RN Submariner is slightly longer in the body and comes down over the hips if you stretch it, which is more traditional - I read that North Sea Clothing made the body length slightly shorter in keeping with a more modern style. But the hem is snug-fitting on both and the Expedition is certainly long enough to cover lower back when on a motorcycle, for example. The Expedition's collar is on the snug side, but there's plenty of give in the wool so it's not too tight, and it'd provide a good option for people who don't want a full rollneck. 

 

The WW2 issue Royal Navy Submariners were made of a very heavy gauge knit, more like a cable-knit fisherman's style. Post war they made it a finer gauge, not quite as tight weave as a Guernsey, but of a similar size. The NSC Expedition appears to be of an identical gauge to the modern-day RN Submariner. Both are snug-fitting. Traditionally these were worn almost skin-tight, to give the best possible insulation, but for a more comfortable feel and better look generally, go a size up. The Expedition is a 42", which is tight on me but the right size for my friend. The RN Submariner is a NATO size 3, which is 44/46", as I found the size 2 just too tight. 

post #84 of 103
Just picked up the turtleneck. Thick and substantial, well constructed, and with a pleasant sheepy smell. I find myself excited by the prospect of foul weather now. May go back for the shawl neck later.
post #85 of 103
Several new models are now listed at Northsea Clothing. My preparations for fall have me vert curious. I have long wanted the Expedition but the Marine and Engineer look nice, too.

Decisions, decisions.....! biggrin.gif

http://www.northseaclothing.co.uk/
post #86 of 103
The Convoy and the Marine look awesome.
post #87 of 103

Hi Gents,

 

I was after a submariner about a year ago and bought an ecru one from Silverman's. It's great. I then came across North Sea Clothing, probably about this time last year, and purchased an expedition in navy. It's fantastic. I intend to purchase more from NSC, I like them that much.

 

They may seem expensive, however, if you go to a high street store, you could easily pay the same amount for a regular high street brand that you will see lots of people wearing. I'm an individualist, so prefer to wear items of clothing that aren't mainstream and NSC are certainly that. And best of all, they are English.

 

I'm looking forward to the cold weather so I can start wearing my wool jumpers again!

post #88 of 103
Thanks for the input, Wildman. If you have the time, any of your feedback on sizing is appreciated it. I've read that the fit is snug and that if you wish to wear anything more than a tshirt beneath, best to size up.
post #89 of 103

The NSC is certainly a snug fit, but I don't mind that, in fact, I quite like the fit. I agree with the above post that the shawl collar is quite tight. I haven't tried wearing it with anything other than a t-shirt underneath.

post #90 of 103
I'm thinking of picking up one of these pieces for the winter. Any chance anyone has measurements for a 36 or 38 of the Marine or Expedition?

Thanks much
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