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Inis Meain knitwear

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by JohnnyLaw, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting, never thought i would see Aran Sweaters on the styleforum. Hand Knit ones with cable designs usually go for around the €120 mark, il have to have a look at Inis Meain's to see if there is a difference in quality or is it just good marketing or both?

    Oh and hello everyone.
     
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    The Fedex guy was nice enough to stop by on a holiday this morning. This turtleneck is so incredibly warm and soft. At first, I was unsure about the neck because it is somewhat loose, but after putting it on, I'd say it's just perfect. So worth full retail from Nitty Gritty and more than makes up for sizing my Inverallan incorrectly.


    The knit looks much tighter than my Scottish version. Very nice.
     
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    Looks great Zissou.
     
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    Barneys had a fair isle that had an extremely softhand. It was a beautiful piece and I'm considering picking it up if it's still around.
     
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    Looks great Zissou.

    Agreed. Good pickup and fit there, z. Congrats.
     
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    Is it correct to go TTS on all the knits at Nitty Gritty?
     
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    Thanks all. Best purchase of 2011 [​IMG]

    Very interesting, never thought i would see Aran Sweaters on the styleforum. Hand Knit ones with cable designs usually go for around the €120 mark, il have to have a look at Inis Meain's to see if there is a difference in quality or is it just good marketing or both?

    Oh and hello everyone.

    Hello there. I don't think there's any comparison between the typical Aran knit and Inis Meain, aside from that they may look similar.

    The knit looks much tighter than my Scottish version. Very nice.
    Thank you. It is much slimmer than a typical Aran, which is partly why I chose it. The fit is excellent.

    Is it correct to go TTS on all the knits at Nitty Gritty?
    Hard to say about all of them, but mine is TTS. I'm almost always a Medium.
     
  9. Gaillimh Abu

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    Thanks all. Best purchase of 2011 [​IMG]


    Hello there. I don't think there's any comparison between the typical Aran knit and Inis Meain, aside from that they may look similar.


    That one fits you like a glove and it looks great, well wear. When i was looking for chunkier knits this year most of what was in the shops was poor quality. I hadn't thought of Aran's until i walked past the local store. The quality was great but the fits on the traditional types were quite boxy unfortunately.

    I live close to the Aran Islands and visit during the summer months il have to take a look when i'm out.
     
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    I live close to the Aran Islands and visit during the summer months il have to take a look when i'm out.

    i'm from blarney. when i was in school i worked in the woolen mills. one of my duties was to write fake names / signatures of the lady who knit the the wool on the labels of the aran jumpers [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    PS, for those of you considering paying a visit, I hear you get an unobstructed view of Connemara, so ... [​IMG]
     
  13. Gaillimh Abu

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    i'm from blarney. when i was in school i worked in the woolen mills. one of my duties was to write fake names / signatures of the lady who knit the the wool on the labels of the aran jumpers [​IMG] [​IMG]

    That wouldn't surprise me at all, Blarney Woolen Mills is pretty rubbish to be honest.
     
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    There's a decent write up on Inis Meain in the latest issue of Monocle.
     
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    Anyone know of stockists that still have any crewnecks or the Raphoe in M?
     
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    bump for good stuff, still need me one of these ziss
     
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    So their cardigans are going for $800 now...
     
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    ^what are you talking about? They are about half that on most EU web shops. Nitty Gritty and Frans Boone seem to be the most reliable, but there could be more stock lists these days.

    Edit: woah, there are some heavy knit cardis on Bureau Belfast that are something like $650.

    I just cracked open my knit drawer and saw my two sweaters that I picked up last year. They are by far my favorites.
     
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    The US shops that sell IM have massive markups. That same knit would be somewhere around $500 fro m Bureau Belfast, after VAT was removed. Always buy from the UK/EU.
     
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