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Ballantyne made in Romania?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Shaft, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Shaft

    Shaft Well-Known Member

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    Ballantyne is arguably my favorite cashmere brand because of the thickness and longevity, but I recently bought this sweater from Yoox.

    http://www.yoox.com/us/39367256EQ/item?dept=#cod10=39367256EQ&sizeId=

    It's beautiful and perfect fit, but when I looked at the tag it says made in Romania. Ballantyne in the past have been made in Scotland or Italy. Should I be concerned about the quality? Yoox has a short time span to return things, 20 days.

    Any comments would be appreciated.
     
  2. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Ballantyne has been leveraged, and is now just another brandname like Pringle that has off-shored all production. For $285 that you paid on Yoox either buy vintage or pick up a Brooks Brothers 3ply made in Scotland for c. $198. Thats my tuppence worth anyway. Scottish made cashmere is also available from Westaway or Heather Wallace online.
     
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  3. Shaft

    Shaft Well-Known Member

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    Ugghhh... thanks, I have multiple Brooks Brothers cashmere sweaters. I thought it was a dream to find the perfect style with a great name. I'll sleep on it and consider sending it back.
     
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    mactire Senior member

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  5. Shaft

    Shaft Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Trust me, I search it regularly. The first one is on my watch list. Since you posted that link I better purchase soon. LOL
     

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