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LL Bean Norwegian Sweater

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

  1. abcx

    abcx Well-Known Member

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    Is this made in a plain style too, perhaps? That design is too garrish for me.
     
  2. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    I would expect the quality to be there; but is the fit any slimmer, higher arm holes, etc.?

    I had heard that the new version was going to be more slim-fit than the original. Although I highly doubt it will meet the SF definition of "slim fit".
     
  3. mimile

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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.

    I hand wash with cold water and Woolite, then soak twice and finally let dry in a flat position (hanging changes their shape). I never wash them in a machine or dry clean them. I do this once or twice a year. No problems ever.
     
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    laphroaig Senior member

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    I've got a bunch of Dale sweaters. Really nice, but you need it to be cold....
    I've been thinking of getting one with one with a lining to use for skiing on nice days. Are they really as good as the hype?
     
  5. whymakemedothis

    whymakemedothis Senior member

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    people who actually live in Norway dont wear this ugly shit
     
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    tsaltzma Senior member

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    I've got a bunch of Dale sweaters. Really nice, but you need it to be cold....

    +1 I have a Dale windstopper and LOVE it.
     
  7. laphroaig

    laphroaig Senior member

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    people who actually live in Norway dont wear this ugly shit
    Haha. More importantly, do Swedes or Finns wear them?
     
  8. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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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.

    I have used this method with all-wool sweaters with good success:

    Dissolve mild soap flakes in lukewarm water and carefully wash the garment by gentle squeezing. Rinse thoroughly in water of the SAME temperature. A fabric conditioner may be added to the rinse water. Squeeze water out or give a short spin to remove excess water. Roll the garment in a towel to remove more moisture.

    Ease into shape and dry on a flat surface. When drying keep away from direct heat and strong light. A light steam-iron will ensure that the garment retains its original shape.
     
  9. mimile

    mimile Senior member

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    people who actually live in Norway dont wear this ugly shit

    This is not true at all. I lived in Norway for 6 years. Every single Norwegian has at least one of these.
     
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    I've been thinking of getting one with one with a lining to use for skiing on nice days. Are they really as good as the hype?

    +1 I have a Dale windstopper and LOVE it.

    as noted above, they do make some 'styles' w/ windstopper. i always think of them as more apres ski, but i suppose for a nice day they could work. [​IMG] * i don't downhill ski, but rather crosscountry - would not use for that. good for skating.....
     
  11. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    The sweater arrived today. 100% wool. No rayon as the sweaters of old had. This is definitely a sweater for COLD weather--very cold. Wouldn't you know, today is the warmest day that we've had in weeks. (Nearly 60 degrees.) I certainly could have used this sweater last week! This is a sweater for outdoor wear.

    Even though it is 100% wool, the label says "dry clean only".

    I ordered a medium, and it is very roomy. I have a 39 inch chest and a 32 inch waist. I wonder if I could have gotten by with a small?

    A beautiful sweater that will last a long, long time.
     
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    I called in my order yesterday - can't wait for it to arrive!
     
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    The sweater arrived today. 100% wool. No rayon as the sweaters of old had. This is definitely a sweater for COLD weather--very cold. Wouldn't you know, today is the warmest day that we've had in weeks. (Nearly 60 degrees.) I certainly could have used this sweater last week! This is a sweater for outdoor wear.

    Even though it is 100% wool, the label says "dry clean only".

    I ordered a medium, and it is very roomy. I have a 39 inch chest and a 32 inch waist. I wonder if I could have gotten by with a small?

    A beautiful sweater that will last a long, long time.



    fit pic?

    that would be great
     
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    modern_leifeng Senior member

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    I've read about this sweater on so many different blogs now, for the most part its people nostalgic for their old version and happy to see that LL Bean is making it again and doing so in Norway. I love the idea that this thing is unbelievably warm and that it will last a lifetime.

    What I can't get over is the fact it looks straight out of the early 80s, a really warm sweater is great, but I also have things called jackets that are warm. Perhaps because I didn't have one back then (too young), I can't understand the nostalgia for them. I'd love to see how people under 35 are rocking this sweater, while some things can be taken out of the country (or in this case off the boats), I don't know, just not sure how to pull this off in the city. Plus, it seems like everyone's going to have one of these.
     
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    This is not true at all. I lived in Norway for 6 years. Every single Norwegian has at least one of these.
    Rubbish. I don't know anyone who has one. Not that I mind the style, just saying.

    Maybe 20 years ago, today no.
     
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    I've always wanted one.
     
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    I'd love to see how people under 35 are rocking this sweater, while some things can be taken out of the country (or in this case off the boats), I don't know, just not sure how to pull this off in the city.
    I'll be pairing it with a pink OCBD and khakis or cords. Honour its preppy history.
     
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    I've read about this sweater on so many different blogs now, for the most part its people nostalgic for their old version and happy to see that LL Bean is making it again and doing so in Norway. I love the idea that this thing is unbelievably warm and that it will last a lifetime.

    What I can't get over is the fact it looks straight out of the early 80s, a really warm sweater is great, but I also have things called jackets that are warm. Perhaps because I didn't have one back then (too young), I can't understand the nostalgia for them. I'd love to see how people under 35 are rocking this sweater, while some things can be taken out of the country (or in this case off the boats), I don't know, just not sure how to pull this off in the city. Plus, it seems like everyone's going to have one of these.


    I agree. Good for them, but I wouldn't wear it.
     
  19. whymakemedothis

    whymakemedothis Senior member

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    Haha. More importantly, do Swedes or Finns wear them?

    the swedish are a more stylish bunch

    finns dont care for such flimsy laborious knits

    [​IMG]
     
  20. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    the swedish are a more stylish bunch

    finns dont care for such flimsy laborious knits

    [​IMG]


    What is everyone looking at? [​IMG] The guy in the Norwegian sweater?
     

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