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What do you think of this sweater?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Victorinox sweater It's hard for me to tell how good a sweater will look until I put it on -- sometimes patterns just don't work well for me. But I liked the look of this at first blush. What do you think? I was thinking that it would be good for weekend wear with either jeans, cords, or flannels.
     
  2. acole

    acole Senior member

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    I really can't say without seeing a photo of you. Argyle does have a kind of "senior citizen" resonance for me--mostly because I have an uncle in that category who wears it often.

    But there's not much risk in ordering from Sierra. If you don't like the way it looks or fits, just return it.
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I like zip-neck sweaters quite a bit, but agree with acole about the argyle.  Wear it, and people might start asking you if you want to have dinner at 4 o'clock.  I think it might look good under a tweed sports coat, however.
     
  4. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    [​IMG] Thank you for talking me out of it. I think I might get a couple of the merino sweaters from Brooks when they go on sale. It would be $75 for 2 with the early bird. That's not a bad deal, and I like the zip neck merino wool for the winter.
     
  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I think you may want to wait for the opinions of the argyle lovers, who no doubt will point to GQ's and Andre 3000's endorsement as proof that the young and hip can wear it.
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    I'm young, but not hip. So, no dice. [​IMG]
     
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    hermes Senior member

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    everything victorinox runs big
    if you generally wear a large, buy a medium
     
  8. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    I have not been crazy about the Brooks' Merino sweaters. they have not worn well. I would pass even at $35 per.
     
  9. chorse123

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    Even though you've already been talked out of it, I'm going to chime in. I think it's an either/or situation here. Either argyle or half zip. Both is too much, too busy, and a bit wrong -- though not in a good way.
     
  10. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Really? That's surprising. They seem to be unlikely to pill at least at first touch. I'll keep that in mind.
     
  11. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    chorse,

    that is exactly my feeling - one is acceptable, both are too much
     
  12. Bergdorf Goodwill

    Bergdorf Goodwill Senior member

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    I like it, but I don't like Victorinox sizing.

    "Busy" isn't always bad, and I don't even find that particularly busy.
     
  13. ernest

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    I do not like it because of the the pattern and the zipper.
     
  14. Andrew

    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    I don't particularly like that pattern/color combo, but I think it's perfectly fine for anyone to wear Argyle. I have 3 argyle print sweaters in different styles and colors. I'm in highschool where god knows your appearance is under scrutiny, but I've never recieved negative comments about it, only compliments. I think it's a good option to have when you wanna get away from solid colors and boring stripes. Don't give up on argyle just yet, I'm sure you can find some patterns you'd like.
     
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    Andrew Well-Known Member

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    truthhurts Senior member

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    If you live on the coast argyle is mainstream, not old. That jumper's a bit weak, no real style in it for me.
     
  17. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    I received a black Brooks merino polo collar sweater (3-button) as a gift in a medium size. I wore it once and then noticed it was made in China. Snob that I am, I haven't worn it since. If you want it, jn3, in recognition of your many posts on the forum (ha) gratis, pm me. I always give things away at Christmas-it's entertaining.
     
  18. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I personally like argyle, although it is "in" currently so there are quite a few people sporting argyle, especially in LA. I have a couple argyle sweaters, mostly in blues/greys/blacks, fairly conservative colors. I think an argyle sweater can look pretty good under a navy blazer.
     

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