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post #39481 of 57223
Wake up to 0c in Canberra after a overnight low of -2c wonderful, winter goes on too long in this town. So hunt out a jumper and to my chagrin I find that the elbow in the right sleeve is about to wear through.WTF I only bought this last year and yes its only lambs wool but really its not like I prop myself up at the bar of a tavern every day or even put my elbows on the table when I eat. One would expect to get a bit more wear out of it than this, (sigh mumble mutter) elbow patches here I come.

I wonder has anyone has similar problems with knitwear like this of late? Is the quality of knitwear going down the drain? Its a CR jumper and I have had a few over the years and they have lasted longer than this.
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Wake up to 0c in Canberra after a overnight low of -2c wonderful, winter goes on too long in this town. So hunt out a jumper and to my chagrin I find that the elbow in the right sleeve is about to wear through.WTF I only bought this last year and yes its only lambs wool but really its not like I prop myself up at the bar of a tavern every day or even put my elbows on the table when I eat. One would expect to get a bit more wear out of it than this, (sigh mumble mutter) elbow patches here I come.

I wonder has anyone has similar problems with knitwear like this of late? Is the quality of knitwear going down the drain? Its a CR jumper and I have had a few over the years and they have lasted longer than this.

 

Those elbow pads on the witchery gear aren't looking so bad now are they :p

post #39483 of 57223
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Wake up to 0c in Canberra after a overnight low of -2c wonderful, winter goes on too long in this town. So hunt out a jumper and to my chagrin I find that the elbow in the right sleeve is about to wear through.WTF I only bought this last year and yes its only lambs wool but really its not like I prop myself up at the bar of a tavern every day or even put my elbows on the table when I eat. One would expect to get a bit more wear out of it than this, (sigh mumble mutter) elbow patches here I come.

I wonder has anyone has similar problems with knitwear like this of late? Is the quality of knitwear going down the drain? Its a CR jumper and I have had a few over the years and they have lasted longer than this.

I've really struggled to find knitwear too - it's impossible to find a plain grey fucking cardigan.
post #39484 of 57223
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Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Those elbow pads on the witchery gear aren't looking so bad now are they tongue.gif

Hardly frown.gif
post #39485 of 57223
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post


I've really struggled to find knitwear too - it's impossible to find a plain grey fucking cardigan.

 

I ordered this from http://bergbergstore.com/knitwear/cardigans/merino-wool-cardigan-mid-grey.html

 

 

Real challenge to find something here without patches/piping/logos/etc.

post #39486 of 57223
There are cardigans for f#cking?
post #39487 of 57223
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Wake up to 0c in Canberra after a overnight low of -2c wonderful, winter goes on too long in this town.

You mean not long enough right? I'd be more than happy for summer just to not turn up to be honest. Those hot(er) days last week were enough for me.
post #39488 of 57223
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

There are cardigans for f#cking?

 

Some folk believe the correct knitwear exists for every situation ...

post #39489 of 57223
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

There are cardigans for f#cking?

 

"Plus, she let me wear my chain and my turtle-neck sweater"

post #39490 of 57223
Sorry gentlemen please indulge me a quick spruik of my classifieds.

Some of you may be interested. All are brand new in box never worn perfect condition.

-C&J Mink Suede Drummond (348 last) UK 7.5
-Alden #8 Shell Captoe boot US9D
-MMM Black side zip booot EU42
-Buttero suede boots EU42.5

Links available via my Profile page.
Save yourself some shipping costs (I'm in Sydney). Open to offers, happy to cut a good price for Australian forum members!
post #39491 of 57223
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

There are cardigans for f#cking?

Hipster thing?
post #39492 of 57223
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Originally Posted by Plestor View Post

You mean not long enough right? I'd be more than happy for summer just to not turn up to be honest. Those hot(er) days last week were enough for me.

We didn't have a real winter in Canberra this year and I do enjoy the heat as long as there is no humidity. Linen go to fabric for summer that and US end of summer sales perfect to stock up.
post #39493 of 57223
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

Kayhill, did you measure existing trousers or measure yourself?

I don't get the lowering of front and back rise- does it feel too high for you? It doesn't look too high at all.

Maki g them wide enough at thighs to let them fall to knee, as opposed to gripping the leg,may improve the bum bunch.

Lower the back rise wont impact the height - it cleans up the bagging in the bum and straightens the line down the leg. Effectively bringing the seat of the trouser up.

post #39494 of 57223
Hi Gents,

Mr Michael Sy raised a question last asking members preferences for a wholecuts colours: black, oak or burgundy.

My reply was the following.....
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

I would go oak mate for a whole cut. I prefer burgundy for shell loafers.... 

On the other hand it depends on the actual shoe and the last, if the last is quite sleek and aggressive black would also be a winner.

It's like cars, certain colours work better for different models. I think think bright red does not work for SUV's, but looks awesome on sports cars especially classics E Types, Mustangs etc. 

Developing this further, does this have merit? I don't think loafers look as good black than say brown or Burgundy, the same goes for dub monks. Black would be the last colour pick for dub monks, mind you texture does have an obvious role and black suede does look awesome.
post #39495 of 57223
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Hi Gents,

Mr Michael Sy raised a question last asking members preferences for a wholecuts colours: black, oak or burgundy.

My reply was the following.....
Developing this further, does this have merit? I don't think loafers look as good black than say brown or Burgundy, the same goes for dub monks. Black would be the last colour pick for dub monks, mind you texture does have an obvious role and black suede does look awesome.

 

It depends. Gerry has an amazing whole cut collection. However, his shoes have detail on the toe box etc, even though they are still whole cuts. So it's hard to compare when there are so many variations of whole cuts.

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