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The Sweater Pr0n Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AlanC, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. somatoform

    somatoform Well-Known Member

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    I don't own it (don't even know where one can get it), but it generated some buzz in streetwear, from which I'll cross-post it (coventry, lead by a former designer for RLPL knitwear, iirc):

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  2. FIHTies

    FIHTies Well-Known Member

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    Here is a 4 ply Shawl Cardigan from Colombo cashmere that I had ordered but for whatever reason they cancelled on me.

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  3. A Y

    A Y Well-Known Member

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    Uhm, thanks for killing my Chrismannukah buzz.

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    Dear Santa:

    I would also like the join the ranks of Bill and Matt to the exclusion of Andre. Please leave a Drake's sweater in a size L (or maybe medium) under the Jewish Christmas tree for me. Kthx.


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    --Andre
     
  4. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    Here is a 4 ply Shawl Cardigan from Colombo cashmere that I had ordered but for whatever reason they cancelled on me.

    http://www.fourinhand.com/ProductIma...omboShawl1.jpg



    Nice. Just curious, what would that have retailed for?
     
  5. FIHTies

    FIHTies Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Just curious, what would that have retailed for?
    Thats one of those things that I probably should have priced between 850-900 but would have kept it under 800. It should have been available in Grey and Beige.
     
  6. I. Gentantithesis

    I. Gentantithesis Well-Known Member

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    I don't own it (don't even know where one can get it), but it generated some buzz in streetwear, from which I'll cross-post it (coventry, lead by a former designer for RLPL knitwear, iirc):

    Enquired at my ballet outfitter, Pas de Deux, requesting five unique chickens' foots front closures and a couple of unique biddies' foots on the front edge of the collar - turn-up wind tabs. May change my mind and request beaks instead of biddies' foots. www.coventrystudio.com/retail.html Apparently semi-Oxford-bags are slated to replace looow-rise crotchchokers amongst the avant-garde in the ever evolving, exciting world of well-scrubbed boho fashionista obsolescence. Of course you know the varying knit stitches are symbolic of the knitter's culture? Ask Mr. Terry, he's probably a credentialed folknitwear ethnologist.

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  7. AThingForCashmere

    AThingForCashmere Well-Known Member

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    I.G., thanks for the link. Did you watch the show?

    He was not a happy camper. Maybe the bird foot was digging into his chest.
     
  8. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    My wife just bought me one of these for Jewish Christmas.

    It's great that your wife thinks so far ahead that she's already buying you clothes for when you end up in a retirement home. I bet this piece absorbs drool really well.
     
  9. srivats

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    can't believe this hasn't been posted yet"

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  10. bengal-stripe

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    can't believe this hasn't been posted yet"

    You're right! No Mohair knitwear so far.
     
  11. AThingForCashmere

    AThingForCashmere Well-Known Member

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    I love this color, sort of a blue melange. Very soft also:

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  12. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Wanted to chime in and say that I have developed a distaste for, or at least a boredom with, cashmere over the years. Ten years ago all of my sweaters were cashmere, mainly Loro Piana, Cucinelli, Avon Celli etc, but now, a few pieces excepted, I don't find them worthwhile. Give me linen, cotton, shetland and lambswool over cashmere, thank you very much.
     
  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Wanted to chime in and say that I have developed a distaste for, or at least a boredom with, cashmere over the years. Ten years ago all of my sweaters were cashmere, mainly Loro Piana, Cucinelli, Avon Celli etc, but now, a few pieces excepted, I don't find them worthwhile. Give me linen, cotton, shetland and lambswool over cashmere, thank you very much.

    I'm liking beefy handknits in good, lanolin-rich wools.

    Do you have any of the Louise Irvine stuff?


    - B
     
  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    I'm liking beefy handknits in good, lanolin-rich wools.

    Do you have any of the Louise Irvine stuff?


    - B

    Not yet, though I am attracted to them. Do you? What do you think? I have a great Irish handknit cardigan with cables I picked up last year and love.
     
  15. Fuuma

    Fuuma Well-Known Member

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    Wanted to chime in and say that I have developed a distaste for, or at least a boredom with, cashmere over the years. Ten years ago all of my sweaters were cashmere, mainly Loro Piana, Cucinelli, Avon Celli etc, but now, a few pieces excepted, I don't find them worthwhile. Give me linen, cotton, shetland and lambswool over cashmere, thank you very much.

    Cashmere is nice when mixed with another fabric (say cotton) to add some warmth but leave the end result lightweight and comfortable. I think I own like 2 items 100% cashmere and they're a scarf and overcoat (from Paul Stuart, yeah I know) that I enjoy wearing in winter. I'm not sure I'll ever get a sweater but I might, it's just that everytime I'm looking at stuff like Avon Celli, RLPL or whatever I end up purchasing something more interesting from designers.
     
  16. bigbris1

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    Some of my sweaters from thin to thick:

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  17. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    Wanted to chime in and say that I have developed a distaste for, or at least a boredom with, cashmere over the years. Ten years ago all of my sweaters were cashmere, mainly Loro Piana, Cucinelli, Avon Celli etc, but now, a few pieces excepted, I don't find them worthwhile. Give me linen, cotton, shetland and lambswool over cashmere, thank you very much.

    I don't care much about it either. I don't dislike cashmere, just am abivalent. But then, I don't care much about "luxury" in general. A sweater's a sweater. Once I've put it on over a shirt, I don't think much more about it.
     
  18. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't care much about it either. I don't dislike cashmere, just am abivalent. But then, I don't care much about "luxury" in general. A sweater's a sweater. Once I've put it on over a shirt, I don't think much more about it.

    I didn't post any of my cashmere sweaters but there is definitely something good about it and as one poster once said, people (ladies) tend to drape themselves about you when you wear it.
     
  19. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    Some of these sweaters look like old man or Mr. Roger's sweaters, appropriate for a convalescent home.

    Yea, now show up some of your Coogi sweaters? [​IMG]
     
  20. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Not yet, though I am attracted to them. Do you? What do you think?

    I have a great Irish handknit cardigan with cables I picked up last year and love.


    No, I don't, but I plan on getting a couple sweater vests to wear with solid jackets. I think that some of the patterns are spectacular.

    My favorite current sweater is a chunky Cowichan knit from Wings+Horns.

    If you like, I can will you that Ballantyne intarsia that you love so much. Let me know and I'll ring up the lawyer.


    - B
     

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