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post #61 of 77
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

here's giving it a shot, just in case some other wanderby happens to find this useful.

In this spirit, might I mention Inverallan - I have a jumper and some cardigans of theirs, which are very warm and comfortable indeed. They are definitely on the heavy cable-knit end of things, you would not want to wear them under a sports coat, but perfect for sitting around an unheated house.

In this vein, Inis Meain also look interesting but I have no experience of them as yet.
post #62 of 77
Just get this one from Drakes, London:

http://www.drakes-london.com/knitwear/cashmere/iconic-four-ply-cashmere-shawl-collar-cardigan-1346

Problem solved. No need to thank me.

Lear
post #63 of 77
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Just get this one from Drakes, London:
http://www.drakes-london.com/knitwear/cashmere/iconic-four-ply-cashmere-shawl-collar-cardigan-1346
Problem solved. No need to thank me.
Lear

Whenever I think about shawl collar cardigans, I too think about the "iconic" Drakes offering.
post #64 of 77
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Originally Posted by acridsheep View Post

Whenever I think about shawl collar cardigans, I too think about the "iconic" Drakes offering.

I didn't even know you could get cardis like that any more... "knitted in the Scottish Borders" not China ... nice!
post #65 of 77
I'm still on the fence but was thinking of kopping this:




If it had buttons instead of the zipper it would have been an instakop.
post #66 of 77
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post

Just get this one from Drakes, London:
http://www.drakes-london.com/knitwear/cashmere/iconic-four-ply-cashmere-shawl-collar-cardigan-1346
Problem solved. No need to thank me.
Lear

This is the one for me, if not for the fact that Alex Kabbaz offers a custom 12-PLY Scottish made cashmere sweater for about the same price. It comes in many more color.


I'm torn, as you can see.
post #67 of 77
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If it had buttons instead of the zipper it would have been an instakop.

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I have reported you to the SF authority for immediate sanction.

ACRYLIC? WTF? facepalm.gif
post #68 of 77
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

I'm still on the fence but was thinking of kopping this:


If it had buttons instead of the zipper it would have been an instakop.

40% acrylic. Fails the SF muster.
post #69 of 77

1)

 

2) I have a chunky cable knit navy shawl collar cardigan from Scotch and Soda that I picked up last winter that does well by me. It's warm enough to wear as outerwear for nearly all of the winter in Portland, OR. It looks like this:

post #70 of 77
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I own a zip-front, 8-ply Scottish cashmere cardigan by Johnstons of Elgin that I wear daily in the winter for exactly this purpose, to cut my heating bill. It has a micro-cable knit look that would probably make it too feminine for Reevolving and it's not especially soft, but neither is it scratchy. It's also exceptionally durable and shows no signs of pilling after 2-3 years of constant winter wear. IIRC, I paid about $350 for it from STP, discounted from the claimed retail price of ~$850. IMO, it's the best sweater I own, better than Brooks Brothers or RL Purple Label, and one of the best clothing buys I've ever made. I highly recommend monitoring STP for sweaters, since they always have cashmere sweaters of various styles by Johnstons (cardigans by Johnstons seem to be rare, though)
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

You're referring to a $1100 item. No thanks. And I don't do used sweaters.
http://www.johnstonscashmere.com/index.php/us/mens/sweaters/10-ply-cashmere-cable-turtle-neck.html
$250 for a sweater is about my limit. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Most normal people in the real world, including myself, find JCrew and BR to be of highly satisfactory fit, durability, and quality.
I will report back my experience with the JCrew $250 cashmere cardigan.
And yes, I ultimately decided on a fashionable (and more versatile) Autumn cardigan, not a deep freeze outfit.
If decided if I need a deep freeze outfit, I will continue to layer on a few $10 thermals and flannel shirts
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Wow, did you even read my post? My sweater is a cardigan, not a turtleneck, and I wasn't offering to sell it to you. I was recommending that you monitor the STP website for great deals on great merchandise. Oh well, I'm sure someone with $250 to spend on a great sweater will find the recommendation useful. Be sure to let us know how the JCrew sweater works out for you.
post #71 of 77
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post #72 of 77
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

40% acrylic. Fails the SF muster.

Chinese acrylic as well...not SF approved, even if it is PRL.
post #73 of 77
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post

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I have reported you to the SF authority for immediate sanction.
ACRYLIC? WTF? facepalm.gif

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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

40% acrylic. Fails the SF muster.

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Originally Posted by MikeDT View Post

Chinese acrylic as well...not SF approved, even if it is PRL.

There are versions without the acrylic, I just couldn't find a pic.
post #74 of 77
post #75 of 77
Thread Starter 
The JCrew Cardigan I bought has been a homerun.
At $250, it was very expensive, but I am getting a ton of use from it, and winter has barely started.

The fit is slim and tailored, as pictured. Sleeves are also quite tapered.
I wear it at work, out of work, and when lounging at home.
I have a beater cardigan from BR that takes the brunt of use at home, however.
I don't want the cashmere to pill prematurely.

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sweaters/JCrewcashmere/PRDOVR~88960/88960.jsp

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