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LL Bean Norwegian Sweater

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

  1. robin

    robin Senior member

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    What are the features of a norwegian sweater? Are they warmer than a scottish fisherman sweater?
    Serious? [​IMG] It's just a name to connotate the region the style came from.
     


  2. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    What are the features of a norwegian sweater? Are they warmer than a scottish fisherman sweater?

    I have a Barbour "fisherman" sweater, and I would say that it is more bulky than a "Norwegian" sweater. The "Norwegian" sweater--only so called because it is made in Norway--is a heavy sweater. It is plenty warm.
     


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    hypostatic Well-Known Member

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    I'd actually argue that the Norwegian would be significantly warmer. I have several Scottish "fisherman" sweaters (having lived there for a year!), and find they are in no way resistant to wind. While warm, they are knit very loosely, and so quite permeable to wind. The Norwegian sweater offers a very tight, solid knit.

    I wonder how this one fits - any advice would be great!
     


  4. hboogz

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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.
     


  5. hboogz

    hboogz Senior member

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    Yea, you would think that Norwegian fisherman must watch Mad Men and read The Sartiorialist when they are done mending their nets.

    I missed this gem..

    [​IMG]
     


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


  7. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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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".
     


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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?
     


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    whymakemedothis Senior member

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    people who actually live in Norway dont wear this ugly shit
     


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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.
     


  12. 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?
     


  13. 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.
     


  14. mimile

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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.....
     


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