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post #1306 of 1873
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
Still searching for a black turtleneck. I went to all of the "Stockists" for the Herning stuff in NYC and their stock sucks. they have like one model of the lamest sweater in the world. I'd really like to try one on as I haven't worn a sweater in probably almost 10 years. Not sure what size I would be.

Carson Street Clothiers - they are one of our affiliate vendors, and they have a pretty good selection of S.N.S. Herning: http://www.styleforum.net/t/362494/carson-street-clothiers-official-affiliate-thread/

post #1307 of 1873
It is a good question actually^ At first I was thinking of a thinner merino roll neck, but then people brought up SNS, which looks quite nice. I thought that the chunkier sweaters might be a little more forgiving of the lumps and bumps of my body. Mind you I only plan to wear with jeans (I know, I know) and not with a jacket or anything.

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post #1308 of 1873
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Yeah, no way Greg doesn't have something you need.

LOL

 

We actually don't have a black rollneck... 

 

But yeah, I'd go with colors and melanges for the chunky SNS personally, and stay away from black.  I feel that you won't achieve anything like the Warhol look with a chunky sweater (and I have a profound love for chunky sweaters)

post #1309 of 1873
Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren (Black and Purple Label) have them, but I like the idea of getting something a little more "authentic" if you know what I mean.
post #1310 of 1873

Thick rollneck gonna look and feel like :

 

 

 

 

 

Medium weight merino/cash rollneck gonna look and feel like ;

 

post #1311 of 1873
I like he thick one. I think I pretty much know exactly where you live based on your fit pics.
post #1312 of 1873
Thread Starter 
Greg, is that medium-weight one by Scott & Charters?
post #1313 of 1873

The green one above here is MMM, the charcoal one is S&C

post #1314 of 1873

I've tried turtlenecks, and they have never worked for me. I looked photoshopped.  A loose mock neck, more like a crewneck with more height, does work for me - I have a decade+ old Burberry Prorsum one that I use occasionally in the winter.  That said, I've never tried a really chunky turtleneck, just the thin ones.

 

So, spitballing here, but if you guys wanted to see presales and sample sales from any brand from Europe (we are thinking Milan, Paris, or Antwerp based, for the most part) or the US, on Styleforummarket.com, who would be on that list, and would you be more interested in sample sales or presales, or both?

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #1315 of 1873
I wore my chunky Submariner roll-neck from North Sea Clothing on Sunday, going to the movies. Substantial enough to fill in for fall outer wear.

I'm not a fan of the finer Smedley like knits anymore (though I had a nice charcoal one from Pringles of Scotland over 20 years ago; quality was excellent but the fit was rather roomy).

I wouldn't mind something in between that one and the Submariner, in terms og chunkiness/fineness. The one recently posted by Vox (John Laing cashmere) looks good.
post #1316 of 1873
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

I'm thinking about getting a 3rd cream/beige turtleneck, maybe SNS. I have a thin one (Ballantyne), a warmer/thicker one (William Lockie), but both of those are smooth-finished. I'm thinking about adding a thick but more textured one. Trying to persuade myself that adding a crew neck like that instead would be wiser.



What makes any tradesman or professional different to their peers? Their own training, experience and attitude to work. An adequate tailor used to working with an undemanding clientele, who is happy with how business is, may not necessarily be as painstaking (or tolerant) as one used to working with more neurotic clients or in more demanding firms. Not so say you can't find diamonds in the rough (and bad apples in higher end settings) but differences between peers are inevitable. I hope your experience works out.

Just as a follow up, the pants turned out great. Minors things but overall I am happy.

The jacket I am less so. Realized that no adjustments were made to the right sleeve, only the left. I have a dropped right shoulder. Since the jacket has working button cuffs and I forgot to ask about adjusting from the shoulder, the sleeves are aesthetically unbalanced now. The right cuff buttons sit higher than the left, and the left buttons are very close to the sleeve hem by two to three centimeters. I cannot tell if the tailor trimmed the sleeve or rolled it up and stitched it down. I hope the latter as I will bring it to another shop this weekend to ask for them to adjust the sleeve length from the shoulder.

Sort of my mistake since I did not ask for it. I am starting to realize that if you are not specific enough about the type of work done, you cannot go in assuming the tailor can read your mind. The working buttons also do not make it an easy adjustment. I'm in a pinch anyways so it will have to do for tomorrow.

What sort of irked me was that the tailor offered to adjust the sleeves a bit more after seeing me try it on. He noticed length-balance issue. He did the job on the spot and afterwards I took a look at the handwork done by hand and was a bit put off. Compared to the right sleeve that had no work done, the left looks really misshapen (the lining does not look flush with the fabric). I guess this is what you call artisanal. rimshot.giffoo.gif
Edited by gettoasty - 11/5/13 at 11:12pm
post #1317 of 1873
Mulling over purchasing a pair of suede Jodhpurs. As it stands now I wear my snuff suede chukkas in a number of instances, ranging from jeans to chinos to odd wool trousers. I'm thinking that a pair of suede Jodhpurs will have a similar versatility. However, each time I get close to pulling the trigger I back down thinking they are a bit too feminine or because I'm worried they won't be as versatile as I imagine.

Wondering if anyone here owns a pair(s) and can weigh in on their versatility/how they wear them. I really like the idea of the boot, but not sure (given my hesitance in purchasing them) that they will actual make it into my regular rotation. I don't need another pair of >$500 shoes that get worn once a quarter.

If it helps I would wear them in Fall/Winter/early Spring with casual (jeans/cords, sweater, jacket/SC) or business casual (odd trou and odd jacket) rigs.

Thoughts?
post #1318 of 1873
I like them personally, but like you said, they are pretty casual, I don't think I would wear them with a suit, or even dressier casual, but how about suede chelsea boots you can wear those with anything?
post #1319 of 1873
I'm sure it will draw the ire of many, but I've never been a huge fan of Chelsea boots. For some reason I think of them as a bit too "Mod," which I know is ridiculous. I just have a mental block. I think my interest in jodhpurs is as close as I'll ever get to Chelseas.

(I'm awaiting the hellfire of Doc Holiday)

To your point about them being casual, I have seen/tried on a few pairs with particularly chiseled/sleek lasts that strike me as a bit more on the formal side. Again, I wouldn't go full-Agnelli and rock them with a suit, but dark brown suede with salt-and-pepper flannels and a navy SC seems like a solid combo. And then, obviously, they make sense in a casual, jeans and button-down setting.
post #1320 of 1873
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

I've tried turtlenecks, and they have never worked for me. I looked photoshopped.  A loose mock neck, more like a crewneck with more height, does work for me - I have a decade+ old Burberry Prorsum one that I use occasionally in the winter.  That said, I've never tried a really chunky turtleneck, just the thin ones.

So, spitballing here, but if you guys wanted to see presales and sample sales from any brand from Europe (we are thinking Milan, Paris, or Antwerp based, for the most part) or the US, on Styleforummarket.com, who would be on that list, and would you be more interested in sample sales or presales, or both?

Cheers,

Fok.


How about Luciano Barbera samples? They have beautiful scarves and knitwear. Not sure about samples since they most often seem to be size 40/50 because I need 42/52.
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