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Was wondering if anyone knows any good quality labels who do some nice basic pieces like plain sweaters, 1/4 zips stuff like that. Basically, I'm after a few pieces similar to say some Stone Island/CP Company knits but without the hefty pricetag which I just can't justify.

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John Smedley

You don't need to know anymore....

If its good enough for Paul Smith, Westwood et al you know its good (and having worn it for years now, i do)

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Speaking of Smedley: is this a black or a charcoal? I can't figure it out for the life of me.

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Since this is closest to a general knitwear thread, thought I'd posting some sweaters & stuff I've seen in here

 

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Bless for John Smedley carpet sweater

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Stephan Schneider, all from AW12

 

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Persian stole, Tapestry Poncho & Turk Cardigan 

 

Still after the cardigan and pretty much all the shawls from this collection

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white mountaineering. have both traditional (fair isle / nordic / japanese) and also more modern, experimental (camos / random) patterns. generally all use a mix of fabrics and silhouettes that can fit into a wardrobe. they might be a little hard to work in considering most of them use a broad spectrum of color in each garment. 

 

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I have a great appreciation for knitwear, and I stand by SNS Herning. I've had one of their Stark cardigans for 5+ years now (or whenever they expanded their distribution outside of Scandinavia) and it's still going strong after lots of use. So although somewhat expensive, they are worth the investment. I have a couple of their other pieces and the quality is consistently excellent. Also check out Inverallan from Scotland. I would wager that the best sweaters come out of cold countries with fishing industries.

 

A word of caution against APC knitwear - quality is poor, and the sweaters always pill and unravel.

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any recommendations for patterned buttonup cardigans (i.e. similar to vibscov prints or even some fair isle designs would be okay) for under $250? i saw a great one in beams when i was in osaka but unfortunately they didn't have my size.

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any recommendations for patterned buttonup cardigans (i.e. similar to vibscov prints or even some fair isle designs would be okay) for under $250? i saw a great one in beams when i was in osaka but unfortunately they didn't have my size.

 

There are a ton, I like everything I've handled from Sacai and White Mountaineering, and there's a glut of those even up to fit a 50 (You're a 50, right?) on Rakuten

 

e: You actually might be bigger than that from memory - this is cool and pretty huge

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/blowz/item/9008101418848/

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There are a ton, I like everything I've handled from Sacai and White Mountaineering, and there's a glut of those even up to fit a 50 (You're a 50, right?) on Rakuten

 

e: You actually might be bigger than that from memory - this is cool and pretty huge

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/blowz/item/9008101418848/

 

wm and sacai especially are usually slightly more than $250 and i haven't seen much in terms of buttonup cardigans? and na, i've always worn stuff fairly fitted and don't think i've ever bought anything in a sz 50 (6'1/70kg).

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wm and sacai especially are usually slightly more than $250 and i haven't seen much in terms of buttonup cardigans? and na, i've always worn stuff fairly fitted and don't think i've ever bought anything in a sz 50 (6'1/70kg).

 

Oh, if you're a 48, there's far more on Rakuten

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/kind-u/item/576914001298/

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/kind-u/item/570014014747/

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/kind-u/item/576914001294/

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/kind-u/item/576814014180/

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I have a great appreciation for knitwear, and I stand by SNS Herning. I've had one of their Stark cardigans for 5+ years now (or whenever they expanded their distribution outside of Scandinavia) and it's still going strong after lots of use. So although somewhat expensive, they are worth the investment. I have a couple of their other pieces and the quality is consistently excellent. Also check out Inverallan from Scotland. I would wager that the best sweaters come out of cold countries with fishing industries.

 

A word of caution against APC knitwear - quality is poor, and the sweaters always pill and unravel.

 

i actually think sns is on the cheaper side for nice knits

They can easily be had for the low to mid 200s on sale (which they pretty much always go on for the basic colors, esp the starks)

i paid like 210 for a navy one a few years back but i would easily pay the 300 retail or whatever it was. Thing is pretty warm and tough as hell. I can easily see it lasting another a decade without falling apart

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Got this awesome Momotaro Cardigan the other day at Blue Owl. I've been on the hunt for a cardigan for some time, but the fit/weight of this piece is perfect. It is indigo dyed and loopwheeled.

-Edwin

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i actually think sns is on the cheaper side for nice knits

They can easily be had for the low to mid 200s on sale (which they pretty much always go on for the basic colors, esp the starks)

i paid like 210 for a navy one a few years back but i would easily pay the 300 retail or whatever it was. Thing is pretty warm and tough as hell. I can easily see it lasting another a decade without falling apart

 

Yeah, you're right, I've purchased all three of my pieces on sale or lightly used but I still think they're all worth retail.

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Can anyone put me onto a long cardigan / robe that isnt Japanese size or $over90000?

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Can anyone put me onto a long cardigan / robe that isnt Japanese size or $over90000?

 

Ute Ploier, Kolor, Jan Jan van Essche and Daniel Andresen have all done stuff like that, but how big are you? I mean, the nonnative one comes in multiple sizes

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Does anyone have experience with Acne lambswool knitwear? Can it be trusted?

 

Unless it's like <$50, and you're freezing to death, I really would look for options other than Acne

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Can anyone put me onto a long cardigan / robe that isnt Japanese size or $over90000?

 

Not sure if its your thing but there's a BNWT free sized Facetasm AW13 waffle gown cardigan up at Y!Jp atm for fairly cheap

 

Currently in my watch list but unlikely to cop for my own good :/

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http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d161396665

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Ute Ploier, Kolor, Jan Jan van Essche and Daniel Andresen have all done stuff like that, but how big are you? I mean, the nonnative one comes in multiple sizes

 

6'5. tall n skinny. 

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