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Loro Piana Cashmere

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Nille, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Nille

    Nille Member

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    I have been in the textile business more than 25 years and finally I decided to enter into my own venture. Crazy about cashmere and Italy I went down there and bought yarn from Loro Piana sent it to a knitting factory and now I offer cashmere sweaters in more than 25 colors, changing the colors on a very regular basis. The website will open to customers all over the world in a week or so, meanwhile please feel free and visit www.ankar.se
     
  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    They look nice, and the price seems decent. It would be useful if the website had measurements (sleeve/chest/shoulder/length) for the different sizes. I, for one, am hesitant to order from overseas, since I am usually between two sizes.
     
  3. Nille

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    They look nice, and the price seems decent. It would be useful if the website had measurements (sleeve/chest/shoulder/length) for the different sizes. I, for one, am hesitant to order from overseas, since I am usually between two sizes.

    If you look at the measurment side you can see what the sizes are. I will be in NY the 8-13th April if you are intrested.
     
  4. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Many of the colours are fabulous. Will you be showing your knitwear at any stores in particular?

    Slim fit models would also be lovely.
     
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    The colours do look wonderful however as Whoopee said slimmer models would probably do very well. The sizing you currently have is somewhat off. Right now your small measures at 44 inches, massive for a small which normally matches to those who wear a size 36-38 in a jacket. But once again they look really nice.
     
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    Is the cashmere you use 2-ply or greater?
     
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    Is the cashmere you use 2-ply or greater?

    I'd like to know this, and in what world is a 44 chest a small? I guess being a 34-35 in chest makes me a small baby.
     
  8. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    cashmere yarn from Loro Piana sent it to a knitting factory

    May I ask where the factory is located.
     
  9. Nille

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    No we dont sell to any stores only ion the Internet
     
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    No it is singely ply 2/28 yarns, actually the same as you may find at Loro Piana
     
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    It is full chest divide by 2 and you get 1/2 chest, the measurement you are looking for.
     
  13. Nille

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    The colours do look wonderful however as Whoopee said slimmer models would probably do very well. The sizing you currently have is somewhat off. Right now your small measures at 44 inches, massive for a small which normally matches to those who wear a size 36-38 in a jacket. But once again they look really nice.

    Thank you, divide by 2 and you get the chest widht, the measurments on the web is all around (chest and back).
     
  14. tiger02

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    Nille, the sizing questions are because your "S" is 112 cm, which corresponds to an Eu 56, which corresponds to about a US 44. A US 44 is generally a large, not a small. Your ladies sizing sounds like a more accurate men's sizing to me.

    edit: is the size you list, the size of the sweater and not of the body? That would make a bit more sense.

    Tom
     
  15. Nille

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    Nille, the sizing questions are because your "S" is 112 cm, which corresponds to an Eu 56, which corresponds to about a US 44. A US 44 is generally a large, not a small. Your ladies sizing sounds like a more accurate men's sizing to me.

    edit: is the size you list, the size of the sweater and not of the body? That would make a bit more sense.

    Tom


    Tom, The sizing is accurate for mens as well, if you compare to other american sites you will find that chest on an S is between 43-44 inches depending on the style. So far we have sold a couple of thousand sweaters and had no problem. Thank you anyway for your comment as mentioned this site is quite new and I am thankful for all suggestions I can get.
    Nille
     
  16. Nille

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    did you get my reply, I am a new member and not sure I am doing this correclty
    Nille
     
  17. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Seriously, one of the major things I (we) hate about buying sweaters is that they are all WAY too large. A sweater in my opinion should be about 2-4" larger around the chest than the actual chest measurement. I am a 40 chest, should properly wear a size medium, and usually a small is closer to my size and sometimes still too big. I prefer my sweaters to fit close so they can fit under whatever else I wear, such as a close fitting jacket.

    I should also mention that the sleeves should be proportionally tighter on most sweaters as well. I don't have skinny arms, but I don't want a whole bunch of extra fabric around them either. I like them to fit inside a coat or jacket without bunching up or binding, and I find the fitted look much more pleasing as well.
     
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    I'd love a slim-fit sweater that fits a chest 34. I guess I can always dream!
     
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    Well said J. The only sweater I've owned that fit correctly (in my mind) was a Banana Republic size S; I'm a 40/41. At 44" around, I couldn't justify your Unisex crewneck.

    Of course, I'm a bit picky. The elastic at the waist just doesn't suit my body type and at the sleeves I find uncomfortable. So if you make a crew neck with a 42" chest, 35" waist, and no elastic, I'll bite.

    What are the waist and shoulder sizes like on your women's V-necks?

    Tom
     
  20. Nille

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    Well said J. The only sweater I've owned that fit correctly (in my mind) was a Banana Republic size S; I'm a 40/41. At 44" around, I couldn't justify your Unisex crewneck.

    Of course, I'm a bit picky. The elastic at the waist just doesn't suit my body type and at the sleeves I find uncomfortable. So if you make a crew neck with a 42" chest, 35" waist, and no elastic, I'll bite.

    What are the waist and shoulder sizes like on your women's V-necks?

    Tom


    Actually we only make the womens in crew, in M the shoulder is 34cm and the waist (all around) is 90cm

    N
     

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