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post #1 of 10
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i'm currently in the process of building up my basic wardrobe, and since i now have the casual look basics down i'm looking into the a little more dressy parts.

i was thinking i need about 3 v-neck sweaters and maybe 4 button-down shirts. all in various basic colours good for matching. should do it?

the brands i'm not sure of and is the reason for this thread. i was thinking BoO for the shirts but there is no possibility for me to try them on here in Sweden. on the v-necks i'm clueless. i'm fairly tall and slim (6'2" 155 lbs) with a 38" chest and 30" waist and most sweaters tend to be a bit short since i also slouch the jeans a bit.

i can spend some cash if the quality is longlasting. not much more than 350 a piece though. any suggestions?
post #2 of 10
UNIQLO wool v-necks. One in khaki, light grey, and blue. Under $50 each.

BOO dress shirts are nice but horribly overpriced.
post #3 of 10
i'd also like to know where to get some decent merino v-necks for a decent price. H&M ones seem to be very low quality. i have one that has only been worn a few times and it is piling already and stretches like a bitch, for some reason. UNIQLO is out for me because im in canada.
post #4 of 10
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i'd also like to know where to get some decent merino v-necks for a decent price. H&M ones seem to be very low quality. i have one that has only been worn a few times and it is piling already and stretches like a bitch, for some reason. UNIQLO is out for me because im in canada.

I'm Canadian also and in the last F/W collection from GAP I found the perfect merino v-neck for me. I loved it so much I bought it in (honestly) 5 colors. Luckily I only paid full price for 2 of them and got the other three at a significant discount.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
can't seem to find an online store with the uniqlo sweats.

what's the benefits of cashmere wool you hear so much about? is it worth the extra cash over merino wool? any recommendations on cashmere sweaters?

anything more priceworthy than BoO shirts out there then?
post #6 of 10
one of the best places ive found for great basics is Collection of Style (COS). It's the premium store owned by H&M- they have a store in London. It's a swedish company so should be one in Sweden? cashmere v necks are great i have about 6 wear them every day...
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
checked it out and COS don't have a store in Sweden yet.

seems nice though.
post #8 of 10
Ankar (www.ankar.se) is a swedish brand that supposedly sells nice cashmere stuff.

I'm not sure about the size though. guess you can email them about it.
post #9 of 10
If you'd like a slim-fitting sweater, take a look at commando sweaters. The British surplus stuff is great quality and very slim and warm. They have a distinctly military look that you'll want to defuse with different colored shirts and patterns, but they're an excellent accessory to play around with. They can be had for $30 or less. Cashmere is a lot softer than sheep's wool, though it's very expensive and now, of dubious quality since it's mass-produced. Merino is a fine wool and personally, I'd rather have great merino than poor cashmere. There are also political ramifications of the cashmere industry, if you care about that sort of thing. The most important thing when you're buying your sweaters is to get ones of good quality that will hold up over time and resist pilling. I wish I had more advice about specific brands that resist pilling, but I can't say much. Cable-knit or ribbed sweaters (like commando ones) seem a bit resistant to it.
post #10 of 10
You should consider buying a crewneck sweater, too, maybe one that is patterned. Don't buy all your sweaters from the same brand.
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