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... white or cream turtleneck, in wool or cashmere or a blend (a small amount of man-made fabric in the blend is OK too), in size 36/XS/equivalent, suitable for wearing under a jacket, not terribly chunky but not too fragile/tissue-thin either. Brand is irrelevant, as long as the logo isn't of Big Pony dimensions; I don't mind normal-sized logos if it meets the other criteria. This is to replace a cream cashmere crewneck that's seen better days and always fit a little too big anyway as it was an 38/S rather than 36/XS. It's the kind of basic, versatile thing M&S used to put out every year, but hasn't in recent times.

 

Price: preferably under £150 but would go up to about £300 if it's cashmere. Wool at a lower price is definitely preferred though. I'm certainly not paying the unearthly Loro Piana baby cashmere prices, for example (besides, they can be a little too thin sometimes).

 

I've failed to find one that meets all those criteria so far, either from the internet or the high street, but maybe you guys know of a source. Thank you SF!

 

 

 

 

(And if you like, feel free to also use this thread to get SF to crowdsource whatever item you're looking for as well. Maybe we can all help each other out. smile.gif )

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http://www.heatherwallace.com/men_cashmere_detail.php?prod_ID=27

William Lockie. Linen color.
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http://www.heatherwallace.com/men_cashmere_detail.php?prod_ID=27

William Lockie. Linen color.


Already looked; they don't do an XS. In fact, the bottom out at 40 (eqv to M). Very annoying as they would be perfect. Thanks, though.

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Thanks for the effort!

 

First is might work but might be too small (I need a 36 and I think their 34 might not be big enough), and yoox is a pain in the backside with sizing issues. The second is a somewhat weird dirty yellow colour, at least on my monitor?

 

There is a Hawick shop not all that far from me, so I'll chase up options with them by phone/in person, so thanks for reminding me of them!

 

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http://www.heatherwallace.com/men_cashmere_detail.php?prod_ID=27

William Lockie. Linen color.


Already looked; they don't do an XS. In fact, the bottom out at 40 (eqv to M). Very annoying as they would be perfect. Thanks, though.

I did some googling on the sizing as it seemed weird they'd bottom out at such a large size, and found a couple of threads right here on SF in MC/B&S suggesting that the measurement refers to the size in inches of the jumper's chest itself (not your usual jacket size), so it could possibly work for me. I'd prefer an inch or so trimmer, but it could probably work. So I was set to give them a go. Unfortunately, although the website suggests I should be able to order a 40, when you go to the cart, the smallest size I can add is a 42. Very annoying. I'll call them tomorrow to find out the exact size and whether it's available in one that works for me. Thanks for the tip.

 

I did a bit more searching and found a couple of back up options I'm going to investigate if that (and the Hawick option) doesn't pan out.

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Thanks for the effort!

 

First is might work but might be too small (I need a 36 and I think their 34 might not be big enough), and yoox is a pain in the backside with sizing issues. The second is a somewhat weird dirty yellow colour, at least on my monitor?

 

There is a Hawick shop not all that far from me, so I'll chase up options with them by phone/in person, so thanks for reminding me of them!

 

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

http://www.heatherwallace.com/men_cashmere_detail.php?prod_ID=27

William Lockie. Linen color.


Already looked; they don't do an XS. In fact, the bottom out at 40 (eqv to M). Very annoying as they would be perfect. Thanks, though.

I did some googling on the sizing as it seemed weird they'd bottom out at such a large size, and found a couple of threads right here on SF in MC/B&S suggesting that the measurement refers to the size in inches of the jumper's chest itself (not your usual jacket size), so it could possibly work for me. I'd prefer an inch or so trimmer, but it could probably work. So I was set to give them a go. Unfortunately, although the website suggests I should be able to order a 40, when you go to the cart, the smallest size I can add is a 42. Very annoying. I'll call them tomorrow to find out the exact size and whether it's available in one that works for me. Thanks for the tip.

 

I did a bit more searching and found a couple of back up options I'm going to investigate if that (and the Hawick option) doesn't pan out.


At the risk of boring people, I rang Lockie today and they do indeed have a size 40 roll neck in the undyed/linen colour despite the website not allowing it to be ordered (last one in stock, apparently), and they confirmed that the number is the size of the actual jumper's chest circumference (i.e. not like jackets are sized) so there's a good chance it will fit just fine. So have ordered it and see how it works out. Fingers crossed! Very helpful and knowledgeable about their product over the phone, by the way.

 

Thanks again for the tip! :)

 

(I also rang a local branch of Hawick beforehand; one can order any style of jumper in any colour for no upcharge, which is really great, but unfortunately, they apparently bottom out at about a 42 which would be too big. But that would be a great option for someone a bit bigger than me, if you really can't find exactly what you're looking for elsewhere.)

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HF, sorry to recommend something and not pay attention to the responses. Would have been able to tell you about the sizing. That said, I will say that they still fit a bit larger around the waist. Assuming you have a competent tailor, there should be no issues with tailoring a solid cashmere sweater, however.
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