Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)? - Page 2838
^ Yes, they're the Dark Grey here -- http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=85218356
Hmmm... Yeah, I'm of two minds. Worn probably with black leather and dark to washed out denim (always in a darker tone though). I can see either working. The black is perhaps more obvious, and will definitely stand out, but I can see the olive being a more surprising and more interesting look. It's food for thought.
Not sure if you got the shoes yet... but I do like the Olive.
Ignore the styling. This is actually very similar in look/cut it seems to a Cabourn cardigan. Is this site any good? Why so cheap? Paging @dieworkwear
I was going to order a sweater from them about two years ago, but never got around to it.
From what I understand, most of their sweaters are machine made, but with hand finished seams. I assume that means they're hand linked. They also have a small line of handmade Arans, which is what I was thinking of ordering. By handmade, they mean they're handknit, not handloomed (if that matters to you). Handloomed being different from automated machines; handknit being someone using two knitting needles. From what I've seen, handknit sweaters are lot more textured than machined or handloomed knits. Depending on the design, the stitches can be more intricate as well, since handknitting lends itself to more knitting techniques than what a machine can execute.
I assume the wool is "traditional," which means scratchy. Only Inis Meain, as far as I know, makes luxury-end knits for the international market. Not necessarily a bad thing, as I like scratchy knits, but it's not the luxuriously soft stuff that you might pick up at Barney's or whatever.
From what I've seen, the fits look better than the online photos might suggest. Here's someone at AskAndy in one of their handknit Arans.
Regarding that Cabourn cardigan, I think I know which one you're talking about. I tried it on once at Unionmade. Really thick and heavy, somewhat scratchy (as the photos look). Kind of felt the design was a little too dad-ish, so I passed, but it was a nice piece.