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post #11356 of 15917
Nice casual jacket, Stitches. The blue shirt is a good choice with it; keeps the fit fresh (browns and blues...). The trousers will look better with it after some aging/washing. And what a cutie pie!
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Cute kid, stitchy!
post #11358 of 15917
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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post

^stichy is that a chino sportcoat? I think you did a good job of matching the shirt, though I think an oxford stripe would add a bit of texture and movement. However, I think the pants are a bit dark for it. In particular, I give you kudos for trying to pull of this look in the dead of winter as I feel a chino jacket looks best with light colored trousers, colored chinos, or faded jeans. Just my 2 cents.

thanks citan. the SC is a cotton/linen blend. its new and since its mid 60s today, i thought id take it out for a spin. the pants look darker in the pics than irl, where they are more of a brighter blue.

thanks for the ideas for summer though!
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post

Nice casual jacket, Stitches. The blue shirt is a good choice with it; keeps the fit fresh (browns and blues...). The trousers will look better with it after some aging/washing. And what a cutie pie!

thank you N, i though the simple shirt choice was the best way to start as well. if the pants age like i do, they will look faded in no time!

and thanks, she brightens my day every day. smile.gif
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Cute kid, stitchy!

thanks!!
post #11359 of 15917

Anybody have suggestions on sweaters? I like this one baggy and slouchy, but I'd like something slimmer and finer gauge to layer with a jacket. Bean doesn't make sweaters smaller than this. How are Uniqlo lambswool? I'd like something that'll hold up pretty well. I know it's pretension to keep on the camera, but I think it makes for a better picture.

 

Lands’ End, LL Bean, Canon, Wrangler, Florsheim.

post #11360 of 15917
I would just give the Uniqlo ones a try, they are very cheap and the one I have got has held up fine for myself.
Other from that clarinetplayer swears on the Spirit of Shetland sweaters.
They even knit them to your desired measurements.
I too am very interested but have not had the chance to finally order from them.
http://www.shetland-knitwear.com/
post #11361 of 15917
If you want a merino sweater (if that is what you mean by finger gauge) and something in a similar price range, I would check out club monaco's merino v necks. you can also check out jcrew as well.
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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post

If you want a merino sweater (if that is what you mean by finger gauge) and something in a similar price range, I would check out club monaco's merino v necks. you can also check out jcrew as well.


Thanks, I'll have to take a look. I have a shetland and a half (I never wanted homemade sweaters for Christmas when I was little, but now...), plus a few cotton sweaters, but nothing in a lighter wool. Merino or even a fine lambswool would do.

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Thanks, I'll have to take a look. I have a shetland and a half (I never wanted homemade sweaters for Christmas when I was little, but now...), plus a few cotton sweaters, but nothing in a lighter wool. Merino or even a fine lambswool would do.

RL is also a good place for merino wool sweaters for under $40.
post #11364 of 15917
X-Post, sorry it has a tie in it but is sufficiently casual as I am wearing jeans (...maybe not a good idea)





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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Anybody have suggestions on sweaters? I like this one baggy and slouchy, but I'd like something slimmer and finer gauge to layer with a jacket. Bean doesn't make sweaters smaller than this. How are Uniqlo lambswool? I'd like something that'll hold up pretty well. I know it's pretension to keep on the camera, but I think it makes for a better picture.

 

 

Lands’ End, LL Bean, Canon, Wrangler, Florsheim.

I had good luck with H&M merino sweaters in the past - nice fit and they last me a couple of years. But watch out, they seem to make them in two different qualities, and (no surprise) the worse one is pretty bad. Around 2008-2009 the better ones were still made in Portugal, though they seem to have moved to China now.

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Spirit of Shetland sweater Color, spagnum
Depending on the light, it looks olive green or golden brown.

Wool tie: Pierpont hicks
Edited by clarinetplayer - 1/31/13 at 6:12am
post #11367 of 15917
Nice sweater, CP. Thought it was a Lockie...
post #11368 of 15917
CP I love that sweater and glad to see you got your sweaters so soon. Can you comment on the armholes and body taper of the sweaters? I was thinking of order one but I prefer sweaters that fit a bit closer to the body that taper from a wider chest (which I can ask for it seems on their MTO program)

Me today, nothing special. Brown loafers on the bottom.


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Originally Posted by Citan1145 View Post

CP I love that sweater and glad to see you got your sweaters so soon. Can you comment on the armholes and body taper of the sweaters? I was thinking of order one but I prefer sweaters that fit a bit closer to the body that taper from a wider chest (which I can ask for it seems on their MTO program)

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I would not expect too fancy a MTO service from Spirit of Shetland. This is my 4th sweater from them, and each one is slightly different in size, roominess, etc... Keep in mind that this is a small, cottage industry type place. Very low key. Their MTO program is just for the most basic stuff. This sweater has a traditional fit. As for armholes, they are small. The sleeves are fairly tight fitted. Compared to a Brooks Brothers Shetland sweater, the Spirit product is more slim. This is a sweater more for function rather than for fashion--as are all Shetland sweaters. On a freezing day, as today in Michigan, the engineering of this sweater is doing its job rather well.

By the bye, the sweater in today's post is their OTR medium. I suspected that my measurements are close to their model, and I was right.
Edited by clarinetplayer - 1/31/13 at 9:20am
post #11370 of 15917
citan - love the cardi-thingy.
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