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LL Bean Norwegian Sweater

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by clarinetplayer, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered an LL Bean Norwegian sweater.

    For several years, Bean has discontinued selling it.

    This Norwegian Sweater will be made by the same vendor as the original. (From a blog I learned that "advances in wool technology since the sweaters origins in the 70s allow the sweater to be made entirely out of wool, with no addition of Rayon." That's good news!

    The cost was $129. A bit steep for a sweater, but it will last forever. My original sweater was stolen several years ago.

    The Norwegian Sweater is not online--yet. But one can order it via telephone. At first, the person, with whom I spoke, did not know what I was talking about but she found the sweater.

    Click on the picture for a larger view.


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  2. mimile

    mimile Well-Known Member

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    Yes. these sre rellay wonderful sweaters. I bought 3 9 years ago. I werar them often. Incredible quality. You can order these online. I found this website. It is in English. They ship everywhere: http://www.sweater.no/
     
  3. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Well-Known Member

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    This style seems poised for a big comeback this winter. Barney's, Saks and others are showcasing a very similar version by Woolrich John Rich and Bros. I recently pulled my own Bean Norwegian out of storage - 20 years old and still sturdy as ever. Does anyone know if the new one is knit the same. Mine is pretty boxy with huge arm holes.
     
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    This style seems poised for a big comeback this winter. Barney's, Saks and others are showcasing a very similar version by Woolrich John Rich and Bros. I recently pulled my own Bean Norwegian out of storage - 20 years old and still sturdy as ever. Does anyone know if the new one is knit the same. Mine is pretty boxy with huge arm holes.

    Yeah. They are still as sturdy as ever. When the Norwegians do things, it is always good. Things are extremely expensive in that country so they can not afford to produce bad stuff.
     
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    porcelain monkey Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. They are still as sturdy as ever. When the Norwegians do things, it is always good. Things are extremely expensive in that country so they can not afford to produce bad stuff.

    I would expect the quality to be there; but is the fit any slimmer, higher arm holes, etc.?
     
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    fit any slimmer, higher arm holes, etc.?
    Yea, you would think that Norwegian fisherman must watch Mad Men and read The Sartiorialist when they are done mending their nets.
     
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    My original sweater was stolen several years ago.
    Wow, that's almost unbelievable.
     
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    I've got a bunch of Dale sweaters. Really nice, but you need it to be cold....
     
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    I abcolutely dislike norwegian sweaters style. But this is very nice.
     
  11. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's almost unbelievable.

    I was in a very warm library reading room and had taken the sweater off and laid it on the back of my chair. I had to go to the stacks, and when I returned, it was gone. When I finally got around to ordering a new sweater, I learned that Bean no longer sold them. I am pleased that their new sweater is made by the original maker and that it will be all wool.
     
  12. Piato

    Piato Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered an LL Bean Norwegian sweater.


    By phone? They're not listed on the website.
     
  13. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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    By phone? They're not listed on the website.

    Yes, by phone. From my original post: "The Norwegian Sweater is not online--yet. But one can order it via telephone. At first, the person, with whom I spoke, did not know what I was talking about but she found the sweater."

    I believe it will be available online in November.
     
  14. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Well-Known Member

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    For what it is worth, the catalog number on the confirmation e-mail sent by LL Bean was "59266ZZ". That was for a medium size.
     
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    What are the features of a norwegian sweater? Are they warmer than a scottish fisherman sweater?
     
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    What are the features of a norwegian sweater? Are they warmer than a scottish fisherman sweater?
    Serious? [​IMG] It's just a name to connotate the region the style came from.
     
  17. clarinetplayer

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    What are the features of a norwegian sweater? Are they warmer than a scottish fisherman sweater?

    I have a Barbour "fisherman" sweater, and I would say that it is more bulky than a "Norwegian" sweater. The "Norwegian" sweater--only so called because it is made in Norway--is a heavy sweater. It is plenty warm.
     
  18. hypostatic

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    I'd actually argue that the Norwegian would be significantly warmer. I have several Scottish "fisherman" sweaters (having lived there for a year!), and find they are in no way resistant to wind. While warm, they are knit very loosely, and so quite permeable to wind. The Norwegian sweater offers a very tight, solid knit.

    I wonder how this one fits - any advice would be great!
     
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    What's the recommened method for washing the Norwegian sweater? Soak/Hang Dry ? Conventional cold wash in a machine/Hang Dry ? Dry Clean ? I guess the same method would apply to any garmet that is truly 100% wool.
     
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    hboogz Well-Known Member

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    Yea, you would think that Norwegian fisherman must watch Mad Men and read The Sartiorialist when they are done mending their nets.

    I missed this gem..

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