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post #31 of 43
FWIW I've found that BR sweaters usually shrink a couple inches in width after a handwashing, but the sleeves will stay close to original length.
post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by michaeljkrell View Post
Could you give me the chest, sleeve and length measurements?

Here they are:
Shoulder to shoulder: 15,5 inches
Chest width: 18,5
Waist width: 15
Length: 24
Sleeve length, from under the arm: 20
(to those who have not been following the thread from the beginning, these are the measurements of an H&M v-neck sweater, made of merino wool, size small, laying flat)

These measurements were taken on a new one. I have compared them to another one I bought a couple of months ago, and the used one now has about 1 to 1,5 inches more in length and sleeve length, probably because it was quite tight at first.
On a side note, there's not much more piling on the used one than on the new one.
post #33 of 43
Thread Starter 
Wow, that is pretty slim. I would proabably need a medium then...

Thank you for the measurements...
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by michaeljkrell View Post
Wow, that is pretty slim. I would proabably need a medium then...

Thank you for the measurements...

You're welcome !

As for the sweater being pretty slim, yes it is. By the way, I just measured the shoulder-to-shoulder and chest width of an American Apparel basic t-shirt, and the measurements of the t-shirt are just a bit smaller than those of the H&M sweater. So if you wear a size small in American Apparel - like in their basic t-shirts for example - and if you're looking for a slim fit, you might still want to go for a size small.
post #35 of 43
Thread Starter 
I can slip into a small, but prefer a medium in aa...
post #36 of 43
There's one vital criterion you mentioned in your original post that I don't believe has been addressed adequately here: you say want to wear the v-neck sweater over a tie.

J. Crew, Sisley, and a lot of other mall stores nowadays make the V of the neck so tiny that they even audaciously tell you that they're not to be worn over ties. I've been told that repeatedly at both J. Crew and Sisley. Only the knot, and not much more, can be seen in the gorge, and the result looks bad. This attitude on the part of J. Crew, along with their insistence that you wear pocket squares only if you are not wearing a tie, has caused me not to buy any more dress shirts from them (for I enjoy wearing ties, and they sell ties but are very down on them, and I don't like having them try to influence what I wear in that way).

Anyway, not enough of the tie shows to be attractive, and so your best bets may be among the more traditional of the sources that the other posters have mentioned. Be sure to inquire how deep the V or sweater gorge goes.

In any case, I hope you'll report back on what you find!
post #37 of 43
In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.
post #38 of 43
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In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.

Here we are at the Spring Equinox, and I understand all you say. I'll soon put away my merino.
post #39 of 43
Another vote for the more expensive H&M ones. Specifically you are looking for the black label ones (noted by the label being black), aka "Man Modern Classic" which is only carried in bigger city stores. I wouldn't recommend sizing up unless you want a less-fitted look. I have a couple smalls which fit very well and I usually wear H&M small shirts, AA small (though it's pretty snug) and 36 jackets. Also they have a decently sized V so you can see a good amount of collar/tie. I don't know a ton about wool quality, but these seemed a lot nicer to me than the $10 less "100% merino" ones from the regular Mens line (gray label). They're thin and soft and I plan to buy more next time I get to a bigger H&M.
post #40 of 43
Thread Starter 
Well, I got a lambswool LL Bean V-Neck...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=140097196265

It looks nice enough and it is cheap...
post #41 of 43
anyone tried 'Murano"?

I picked one up at Dillards last month (40% off of already reduced 50% off price, ended up around $20).
It's a nice sweater for the price, I'd say a bit better than a BR one.
The torso fits as slim as I've ever found in a store (though I'm not exactly in an metro area).
post #42 of 43
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Originally Posted by ruben View Post
anyone tried 'Murano"?

I picked one up at Dillards last month (40% off of already reduced 50% off price, ended up around $20).
It's a nice sweater for the price, I'd say a bit better than a BR one.
The torso fits as slim as I've ever found in a store (though I'm not exactly in an metro area).

I agree; I picked up a few a while back after the season for about $9 a piece. Overall, stylewise and quality wise, they remind me a lot of Theory, only about 1/5 the price. They definitely don't feel like items that will last decades, but for that price, they're great and (best yet) quite slim fitting.
post #43 of 43
I like the Jcrew ones. I have the merino vneck in every color.
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