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Best deep freeze winter cardigan ever?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    the solution is to buy 3 Kitons - one your size, the next one +1 and the last one +2, and then layer all three :teach:
     
  2. n-domino

    n-domino Well-Known Member

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    Reevolving,

    Why did you get that cardigan if the title of this thread (which you created) is "Best deep freeze winter cardigan ever?" That is hardly a suitable winter weight cardigan based on the picture provided by J.Crew.
    +1 for STP. I just bought a Johnston's cashmere crew neck for ~$175 discounted from $495.
     
  3. Hayward

    Hayward Well-Known Member

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    Not a big cardigan fan per se. The full zip turtleneck ski sweater has served me better. My favorite for regular wear is the Ibex Shak. The wool they use wears like iron. I wish they made v-necks out the stuff.
     
  4. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    You're referring to a $1100 item. No thanks. And I don't do used sweaters.
    http://www.johnstonscashmere.com/index.php/us/mens/sweaters/10-ply-cashmere-cable-turtle-neck.html

    $250 for a sweater is about my limit.
    Most normal people in the real world, including myself, find JCrew and BR to be of highly satisfactory fit, durability, and quality.
    I will report back my experience with the JCrew $250 cashmere cardigan.

    And yes, I ultimately decided on a fashionable (and more versatile) Autumn cardigan, not a deep freeze outfit.
    If decided if I need a deep freeze outfit, I will continue to layer on a few $10 thermals and flannel shirts.
     
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  5. n-domino

    n-domino Well-Known Member

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    If your limit is $250 then why don't you check out some of the Johnstons sweaters on STP? They are currently $313.95 but have an additional 20% off which would bring them down to $251.16. With that said, there are only crew necks and v-necks to choose from.

    As for durability, I too, have experienced variable quality in some knitwear from J.Crew. I currently have a merino wool sweater from them, so we'll see how it holds up.

    Speaking of quality, I was given a navy blue Ballantyne cashmere v-neck from my grandfather that was gifted to him by my grandmother on their first anniversary. It didn't fit him anymore so now it's mine. The sweater is over 50 years old and there are no holes, pilling, or rough spots. If that isn't a testament to its quality, then I don't know what is.
     
  6. fredrikkm

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    Does not compute.
     
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  7. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    Stupidest thread ever...
     
  8. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Well-Known Member

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    even without cognitive dissonance?
     
  9. Big A

    Big A Well-Known Member

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    I have an RRL buffalo plaid cardigan that rocks - I regularly wear it instead of a jacket
     
  10. Shine

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    As someone mentioned on a previous page the SNS Herning - Stark.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    Stupidest comment ever...
     
  12. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    It was a momentary lapse of reason
    I came to my senses. :embar:
     
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  13. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but I want a cardigan that can get daily use.
    I can not justify a sweater that only gets worn once or twice month at the $250 price point,


    Or, it could mean that neither he nor you wear it very much. It might have been sitting for 45 years.
     
  14. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    What do you ask questions that you don't want the answers to?

    There's really no point in asking for advice on a no-expenses-spared winter cardigan, and then ridicule the responses which give you exactly what you said you wanted, when what you really wanted was a relatively cheap autumn / winter layer.

    One might almost think you do this just to draw attention to yourself.
     
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  15. acridsheep

    acridsheep Well-Known Member

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    This is the essence of reevolving. I find it charming.
     
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  16. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    This thread helped me realize what I truly wanted.
    For anyone looking for a fuller feminine cardigan, this thread is archived.
    Great work, folks.
     
  17. Reevolving

    Reevolving Well-Known Member

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    Why does the left one look so bad? 4 vs. 5 button ? Boxy?

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  18. theclipper

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    I'm interested in trying one of the Johnstons sweaters. Anyone have measurements on a size small?

    Thanks much
     
  19. Gibonius

    Gibonius Well-Known Member

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    You've got an odd vision of "feminine."


    Too big through the shoulders and across the chest for the model.
     
  20. hobo style

    hobo style Well-Known Member

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    Quote: It's the same sweater, different colour. The guy on the left has the top 4 buttons done up, the guy on the right only two of the middle buttons. Guy on left has sloped shoulders compared to the squarer shoulders of guy on right. Guy on right also has sleeves rolled. All this makes the sweaters look different.
     

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