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Shawl Collar Cardigans

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I often wear cardigans in the winter, mostly zippered ones, and vests too and I've been thinking lately of getting a shawl collar cardigan. I'm still not sure how much I'll wear it and if I'll like it so I want to try them out by buying a more inexpensive one rather than shelling out big bucks for a Cucinelli or something. I know some will disagree with this approach but so be it.

I went to Banana Republic and they probably had the best selection of inexpensive shawl collar cardigans to be found anywhere. Here are a few. Tell me which one you prefer and why or offer any alternatives.


A. Monogram Cashmere: http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse...222&pid=606151

I really like this one for the color and the fabric is very soft but I HATE that breast pocket and it ruins it for me.

B. Heritage Striped: http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse...222&pid=606368

I really like this one but I'm not sure about the stripes. I sort of like them but prefer solid. It fits well too.

C. Monogram DB Merino: http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse...222&pid=586564

This one is perfect. I love the collar, the eight buttons and the fabric but it's black
 

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That B. Heritage Striped cardi makes me want to cut myself and not in a sexy way.
 

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The stripey one would make you look like a 1920s jailbird. The cashmere one is nice. You can eventually find one on teh ebayz with some looking -- I found an unused BB camelhair shawl collar cardigan for a very reasonable price which suited me fine until my fiancee appropriated it. Luckily she didn't find the Arnys 12-ply cashmere one that I replaced it with.
 

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I have a cable knit RL one from last season that's nice. Finally got some chinos to go with it and a shirt I haven't worn yet but I want to wear.
 

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I love shawl collars on nearly anything, and I have maybe ten shawl collar cardigans.

If we stick with mall-wear, here's something cheap:

JCrew Spencer

Here's one that's more, but the cashmere is surprisingly good quality:

JCrew Shaker

I actually have this second sweater. The fabric is supposedly milled in Italy, and at least in terms of what I can discern, it is very nice.

Of course, the rockin' stuff will be Scottish, or one of the higher end Italian makers.


- B
 

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Originally Posted by RJmanbearpig
The stripey one would make you look like a 1920s jailbird.

That's not a good look?
 

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A looks great but even on sale seems a bi expensive for BR - how good is this cashmer?
B - don't know, maybe I could work that somewhow.
Not a fan of C - something looks wrong

Cheers
 

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#3 from BR has some potential for those of us who wear black. The stripey thing is awful. The pocket does ruin #1.

The JCrew sweater looks nice, but that's a lot of money for J Crew. At that price point, I'd save for something better.
 

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Originally Posted by philosophe
The JCrew sweater looks nice, but that's a lot of money for J Crew. At that price point, I'd save for something better.

I have the better stuff, and the J. Crew shaker compares favorably to them, except for the plastic buttons.

- B
 

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go all out (I have actually considered buying this):

 

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My office is often unbearably cold, and I'm not the biggest fan of wearing a sportcoat/jacket while seated. I searched around for a shawl collar, but ended up settling on a shirt-jacket from Freeman's Sporting Club. I grabbed a tan (mustard, really) herringbone first, but fell out of love with teh color after a few days. I'm heading back this wknd for either a navy or the one pictured below. Really great quality, made in Manhattan, unlined, wool is light and soft as butter and a good price since everything in the store is 25% off right now ($225-250ish).



http://www.freemanssportingclub.com/...on_shacket.htm
 

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Originally Posted by scruff


Can you please stop buying stuff that I want?
 

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