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Nordic Sweaters - opinions and where to buy

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TauKappaEpsilon, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    I want to get a few nordic sweaters (like the authentic Norwegian sweaters) but I don't know where to get them. I found a company called Dale of Norway but they have limited selection and they are very expensive. Does anyone have any suggestions? Also, what are you opinions on these sweaters for a casual weekend/apres ski inspired look?
     
  2. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    LL Bean's Norwegian sweaters are made in Norway...
     
  3. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    Already have one, thank you though.
     
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    Google is your friend. "Norwegian sweaters". :)

    First hit...
    http://www.norwegiansweaters.com/
    They can be rather expensive because they're made in Norway, and not SE Asia.
     
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  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dale of Norway has a huge selection. They are very heavy and woven to last a lifetime. These were originally designed to be worn while skiing or fishing in the North Atlantic.
     
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  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would avoid the models with the pewter hooks that some have instead of buttons on cardigans or split neck. I think the metal hooks get in the way and can snag.
     
  8. Fueco

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    Dale Of Norway's sweaters are the best I've ever seen.

    I found one in a thrift shop early this year and sold it for far too little on Ebay. I wish I had that one back!

    The one I had was one of their windstopper short-zip pullovers. It was far too warm for my part of California.
     
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    I can recomend Dale. They struggled for several years but in 2010/11 they finally where able to break even for the first time in almost 10 years. They struggled a long time since their managment wanted the production to stay in Norway, while other brands got a competive edge since they moved production abroad. Now they are back on track. Theese sweaters last a liftime if taken good care of. And regarding skiing, Dale is official supplyer to the Norwegian Ski Federation.

    Or... a place like "Den Norske Husfliden" have a store in downtown Oslo where they occasionally sell hand knitted sweaters knitted in house for their yarn department. Page is only in Norwegian but they speak/write in English if you contact them.
    http://www.dennorskehusfliden.no/?aid=9098345

    This page translate anything you need to know (alomost :)) about knitting if you want to make a special order or comunicate with a store.
    http://www.strikkeoppskrift.com/engelske-ord-og-uttrykk

    Some options are:
    Buy something cheap and not made in Norway, could still be good quality. Cheap

    Order direct from a factory like Dale or a smaler factory located in Norway. Expensive

    In House hand knitted in a smal factory or from a "large" store like Husfliden. Very Expensive
     
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    The models that have pewter hooks traditionally have embroidered edges to the sweater so it's rather difficult to catch the wool. I think they look much better, and not just because they are traditional.
     
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    http://www.nordicstore-wool.com/icelandic_mens_wool_sweaters_116_ct.htm
     
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