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Can anyone recommend slim fit sweaters?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Robwynge, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Robwynge

    Robwynge Senior member

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    Hello,

    who make a slimmer fitting sweater? I prefer my sweaters to be fairly snug. I am sure Ralph Lauren Black Label, but our their others?

    Thanks for your help!

    -Rob
     
  2. Janshi

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    Club Monaco and Banana Republic (occasionally), on the cheaper end of things. Also GAP.

    I think all the high-end brands have extremely slim ones too, though whether you can find one is another matter - everytime I go anywhere it seems that all my size is gone.
     
  3. Pink22m

    Pink22m Senior member

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    For cashmere sweaters, you might want to consider Polo Ralph Lauren, or Ralph Lauren Purple Label. I am 5-10, 140 lbs, and wear a 36R in suits. My small cable knit sweaters from them fit me quite well. The cable knits actually advertise as a classic fit, but they fit pretty snug. You also might want to try Ralph Lauren Black Label, which is bound to be even slimmer than Polo or Purple Label.
     
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    I recently got a great slim fitting Paul Smith cardigan. beautiful colour also.
     
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    tiecollector Senior member

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    I size down one in pretty much every brand and then taper the sides to get a nice, slim fit.

    Sweaters I get are usually form J Crew, Club Monaco, Zara, Target.
     
  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    BB has very nice slim-fit cashmere cardigans and V-necks under the Black Fleece label currently 50% off.
     
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    For cheaper cashmere (i.e., made in China), I've found that Ted Baker's sweaters are cut with a very nice, slim silhouette.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How is there stuff nowadays? I know the company was sold and the old owners are now in charge of Ballantyne, but has Malo kept putting out great stuff? I never see it around here, but it was always fantastic.
     
  10. Robwynge

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    Thanks for the responses thus far. Interesting that nobody recomends any Italian makers. I would have thought that since most Italian clothes are slimmer, I would get recommendations for Briono, Borrelli and the like.
     
  11. Hanseat

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    Gran Sasso has a slim fit line.
    EDIT: Forgot about a wonderful slim fitting sweater I have made by Andrea Fenzi.
    Great stuff, pricey though...
     
  12. underwearer

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    H/M has relatively slim fitted sweaters. I just bought a nice merino one for $40. It's decent quality, made in China but not from thier Logg line which is pure crap.
     
  13. Sander

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    H/M has relatively slim fitted sweaters. I just bought a nice merino one for $40. It's decent quality, made in China but not from thier Logg line which is pure crap.
    I have three of these (I suppose it's the same though I live in Europe) and unfortunaely I have to disagree. One wasn't sewn well, and all of them start to peel rather quickly. I can second the comment on the fit.
     
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    I have three of these (I suppose it's the same though I live in Europe) and unfortunaely I have to disagree. One wasn't sewn well, and all of them start to peel rather quickly. I can second the comment on the fit.

    On mine the tag says 'divided' and it also just says 100% wool, 'machine washable in wool' whatever that means. I assumed it was merino but maybe not...Ive only had it a couple of weeks so maybe it will fall apart quickly.

    The fit, especially the arms, is very slim though.
     
  15. agrant

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    Prada make some of the most elegant simple slim-fit cashmere v-necks however they can be delicate.
    Also La Perla Uomo (via Manzoni - Milano) if you can find them outside of Milan make wonderfully good quality sweaters. I have a couple i wear all the time and they still look good after 18months.
    Giorgio Armani and D&G to be considered also.
     
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    I've only had one Italian brand and it was Zegna and it was quite slim as well. Sizing down on Penguin and Ben Sherman has worked out well for me too. H&M has some slim fits too.
     
  17. JayJay

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    Prada make some of the most elegant simple slim-fit cashmere v-necks however they can be delicate.

    Some of the Prada sweaters are very nice indeed. However, I've found some to be too slim-fit (i.e., skin tight) for my liking, in which case I size up from my typical size.
     
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    I find the Barney's Co-op house brand sweaters to have a slim fit with longer than average sleeves. I can't fit into anything from Banana, Club Monaco or J. Crew or any of the mall brands, so Co-op is about as cheap as it gets for me
     
  19. Robwynge

    Robwynge Senior member

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    Prada make some of the most elegant simple slim-fit cashmere v-necks however they can be delicate.
    Also La Perla Uomo (via Manzoni - Milano) if you can find them outside of Milan make wonderfully good quality sweaters. I have a couple i wear all the time and they still look good after 18months.
    Giorgio Armani and D&G to be considered also.


    Funny, I never thought I would see anyone on this site or Ask Andy ever recommend Prada, Dolce or Armani. I thoughts those brands were considered overpriced and low quality? Perhaps they do sweaters well?
     
  20. Connemara

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    How is there stuff nowadays? I know the company was sold and the old owners are now in charge of Ballantyne, but has Malo kept putting out great stuff? I never see it around here, but it was always fantastic.
    I don't know about the quality, but Malo has been producing a lot of cotton & wool sweaters lately. They used to be pretty much all about cashmere.
     

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