Inis Meain knitwear

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  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    They also recently opened their own webshop.
     
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    Oh, nice. I checked just a couple weeks ago, and didn't see it. I like that Aran tunic...
     
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    Has anyone had anyone had any luck with the Aran turtleneck in the light cream color? So far I haven't been lucky I have only found a look alike at the French store Sandro but it has a polyamide content and I have a sense that the Inis turtleneck would be softer and not itchy in the slightest
     
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    I have one, and it's buttery soft. What size are you looking for?
     
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    Enter "a private matter" for 15% off this store now through XMas. I got the scarf. Someone should get the raincoat!
    Maxwellandco
     
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    Too am looking for the Aran turtleneck in natural, any idea where to find it?
    Have a tiny 90cm/34-36 inch chest, will it even fit me in S or would I need an XS which, as it seems, is not even offered?
     
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    Thanks for the reply Zizou, I hope you enjoyed thanksgiving if you are in/from the Us. I'm guessing I would need a size medium. I am a 38R in suits and am a looking for a slim fit if that is helpful.

    -Caveat: thanks for the referal, there are some nice items but sadly not the arman turtleneck I am after.
     
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    jcep- Thanks- Thanksgiving was quite nice. You probably would be a M. Galvin for Men has it for a good price in L-XXL, unfortunately. Your only bet would be to email Inis Meain directly and see if they will make you one. Or, wait until next FW...
     
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    if i order from one of these website, which one will likely I get a import duty bills later on?

    also, can you comment the fit and material of thr aaron sweater? it's soft? what size do you wear.
     
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    Their 90 merino/10 cashmere blend is extremely soft, and not a bit of itch. Any of those shops that use Fedex, UPS, or DHL are likely to result in customs/duty fees. My-wardrobe pre-charges duties, but the package will fly through customs. It's kind of worth it, in my opinion.

    I wear a Medium, which is my usual size for tops. They tend to be a little average in fit, but the crewneck I picked up this year was a little slimmer and longer than my other two.
     
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    I found out a local shop carry inis meain sweaters, damn it they opened in 05 but i didn't know the shop exists lol.

    I called them and confirmed they carry the brand. I will go check it out afternoon, I want the aaron sweater and the donegal one in green or navy.
     
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    That's nice to be able to see it in person! Be prepared for prices to be much higher than UK/EU shops, though.
     
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    Glad to hea the holidays are off to a good start Zizou. Thanks so much for the tip. Last night I actually emailed every store you had previously posted (reposted by andrewgreg below), every reseller posted on the IM site (in Europe) that carries it in another color and/or size, and IM directly. Hoping I can get my hands on one since the Sandro looks great but is a bit itchy (I fear this is due to the 70% wool, 20% polyamide, 10% cashmere blend. Then again, I may be being to picky or have unrealistic expectation regarding softness.

    Thanks for trying to help us out. I will make sure to pay the favor forward and report back to this thread if I hear any good news from any of the retailers or IM.

    As a side note, if any members are located in or near Japan or don't mind paying the shipping, there are 6 retailers, 1 being barneys, listed unerd the stock it's page in the IM site.
     
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    Yes, do let us know what IM has to say. It would be nice to know if special orders can be placed through them. If you get a chance, can you ask them if they deduct VAT? Their prices seem similar to other retailers when VAT is included.
     
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    Small sizes usually go to Japan. I'm a 36 chest, and have had to deal with a size medium, which is what's distributed in the West. Even if they're marked small, they're usually IM's medium. They fit OK, but a genuine small would probably be more ideal.


    I've tried a few times to place custom orders, but to little avail. I also don't think they'd deduct VAT, as I enquired about that for a RTW piece, but the matter wasn't addressed in their reply.
     

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