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Inis Meain knitwear

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

  1. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    I didn't realize Volls was selling Inis Meain. Hmmm, I just might pick up a boatbuilder turtleneck, but lord knows I have enough knits.

    True to size is correct.
     
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  2. jet

    jet Senior member

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    ziss i never told you but galvin measured the xl and it was like 25.5 supposedly
     
  3. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    long? That makes no sense...
     
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  5. Caveat

    Caveat Senior member

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    FYI There is a catalog type store called manufactum that has a bunch of Inis stuff but you have to go to their german site to find it: http://www.manufactum.de/suche/?q=Inis+meƔin&p=1

    It's impossible to use the web site but if you email customer service they are very helpful in English and will send you an order form. I got a cardigan and returned a few others that didn't work out awhile back.
     
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  6. Caveat

    Caveat Senior member

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    xpost from recent purchases. Finally caved at 60% off.

    96% wool 4% cashmere.
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  7. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    FYI, I don't think those are actually by Inis Meain. As I understand it, they contract out all their non-knitwear work, but I could be wrong (e.g. I believe Luciano Barbera makes all their shirts).
     
  8. Caveat

    Caveat Senior member

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    You're right. It's designed in Ireland and produced by Barbera which I think I'm okay with. I'm breaking my no non-Schneider outerwear rule, but I really like it. I have the SS merino coat, but I wanted a long wool coat that doesn't have a hood.
     
  9. EvanM

    EvanM Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up my first Inis piece from my-wardrobe and I have to echo what others have said - incredibly soft fabric that feels like it's made out of 100% cashmere, not a 90/10 merino/cashmere blend. Unfortunately, I also think it's going to pill easily but I guess we'll see how it holds up.

    I'm definitely going to have to keep an eye out for more stuff for next fall/winter season.
     
  10. nothclif

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    Just picked up a grey knit cap(my first Inis) from Nitty Gritty, really impressed with it. The fit/feel is great.

    Side note also surprised how fast it got here to the US. Ordered Tuesday night and was coming from Stockholm, then arrived this afternoon.
     
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    Yeah, I picked up 2 of the knit hats that are 80% alpaca and 20% silk from the the bureau belfast. I find most knitted hats to be uncomfortable but these are great. Great colors too.

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    look nice...but the fuck do I need another knit?

    someone start a summer weather, vneck and flip flop thread
     
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    On the fence about small or medium in a Meain donegal crewneck and can't seem to find solid sizing description. I'm 6' 38" chest mostly concerned about sleeve length - slight lank to the arms can sometimes leave about a 1/4" - 1/2" problem with knitwear. I'd like to go small for chest fit but am concerned that medium might be better suited for sleeve length.Does anyone have available sleeve measurements (say armpit to cuff) on a crewneck (or similar) or can from experience describe the sleeve length and general fit? Any help much appreciated!
     
  14. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

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    Go medium. Inis Meain knits in small have the perfect sleeve lengths for me, but I'm 5'7" size 38.
     
  15. dieworkwear

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    I have the navy cashmere "Donegal" and the grey wool "Donegal." Both in size small. If one of those is the one you've been eyeing, I can give you sleeve measurements.
     
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    Looking at one of their merino / cashmere blends on Superdenim, not sure if they're made the same as your full stop cashmeres but if it's not a big hassle I'd appreciate it!
     
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    I'm wearing a small merino/cashmere right now. It's the Martin Boag from last season but the sleeve measures 23" from shoulder seam and 17" from armpit FWIW.

    I must say I'm with Afro there; I'd be surprised if a small was right for you at 6'.
     
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  18. zissou

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    I'm 6'2", 39-40" chest and M is perfect all around.
     
  19. dieworkwear

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    My measurements are prob useless cause we're not looking at the same sweaters, but FWIW

    Size small, grey wool Donegal
    Sleeve, measured from center of the back of the collar to cuff: 30"
    Sleeve, measured from shoulder seam to cuff: 23"
    Sleeve, measured from armpit to cuff: 17"

    Size small, navy cashmere Donegal
    Sleeve, measured from center of the back of the collar to cuff: 32"
    Sleeve, measured from shoulder seam to cuff: 23.75"
    Sleeve, measured from armpit to cuff: 18"
     
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    saturdaynight New Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback everyone, esp dieworkwear for taking multiple measures. Feel a lot more comfortable going medium now if it's worked out alright for the 6'2 bloke!
     

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