grendel: I just bought the same sweater in medium gray. Was deciding between a J. Press shaggy dog and the O'Connells and went with the O'Connells, mainly because they aren't alpha-sized. It arrived a few days ago and is easily my favorite sweater now. I'm jealous of you visiting the store and hope to do the same someday.
I did, and I'll definitely be going back. I got signed up for their snail-mail and email lists so I'll let people know when they're having sales. Next time I need to get over there earlier since I only had like 45 minutes before they were closing and they were putting things away. It's a dangerous place, though, 'cause I basically wanted one of everything. Did I mention that one whole wall was Aldens? No? Well, it was... Oh, and they had books of fabric for Samuelsohn MTO. Fabulous place.