Picked up a PRL cashmere sweater at very deep discount earlier today. They only had two left, one in small and one in medium. I didn't have time to try on in store and since they were so cheap I bought both - I'll return one tomorrow.
The thing is, not having much experience with knitwear, I've no idea which one to keep. Both seem to fit roughly the same and due to the construction, they both have plenty of stretch in the fabric. One of my concerns is that the M will stretch after a few wears and become a little shapeless.
I have a 39" (ish) chest so according to the size chart I should go with the medium (the website claims that S is for 34-36 - do any grown men actually have a 34" chest?!). My instinct is to keep the small - as the patches are suede I doubt I'll be washing the piece much so shrinkage shouldn't be a problem. It's a fairly 'outdoorsy' type sweater though so maybe I'm better off with the more relaxed fit on the M.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, which one do you think?! I'm truly useless when it comes to deciding between two sizes!
As ever, apologies for the crappy pictures - not enough natural light in this damn house!
Edited by lazyloki - 7/7/13 at 9:02am