Yup, the fuller cut is definitely a bit of a throwback these days, maybe even urban culture has gotten away from it (will admit to not tracking that too closely, but seems like that's gone in the skinny/drop crotch direction too).
And poor Ward. Guy always gets the "not that there's anything wrong with that" treatment...
For sweaters, J Press and O'Connells have some nice Shetland sweaters, though maybe not priced right. J Press in particular you might be able buy on sale. What's your preferred price range (if you don't mind saying)?
The Ward thing made me laugh. That's exactly the treatment poor Ward receives.
I'd like to keep it in the 150-200 range ideally. Even cheaper, if possible, but I'd rather spend more for something that will last longer.