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  1. Trad Style
    I have a "Friendsgiving" tonight and plan to wear a brown candy stripe OCBD under a navy shaggy dog with tan cords. The weather is pretty nasty today (sleet/snow/cold/windy) so shoes are TBD (either LHS, blucher mocs or bean boots). I usually wear sweaters under sport coats in this type of...
  2. Trad Style
    Let's talk a little about shetlands, eh? Firstly, I'm a bit surprised by how few shetland crew neck sweaters are available anywhere. Nothing at Brooks. Nothing at Ralph's. Whatever L.L.Bean is selling is more or less unacceptable in fit and quality. Rugby is tempting, but those elbow patches...
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    O'Connell's is running a fall/winter clearance 20% off sale. I noticed that shetlands are not marked down. Will that happen later? Press is having their sale right now and the Dogs are less expensive but some of the colors at O'Connell's are more to my liking.
  4. Trad Style
    I'm just curious as to how many Shetland sweaters the average member owns? I've picked up two Shaggy Dogs in the past few months and may buy a third before the winter is over. However, I'm not sure where I could find the room to store them in my wardrobe. How many is reasonable?
  5. Trad Style
    I phoned O'Connell's with a question regarding what size Shetland would fit me, but the lady on the other end was not very helpful. I have worn a size 42 jacket for years, but wear a 44 now due to a bit of weight gain in the stomach area. I'm still recovering from a bad orthopedic injury and...
  6. Trad Style
    I like argyles. And Shetland sweaters. And vests. So when Bean offered one it instantly caught my eye. But the last time I ordered a sweater from Bean, which was also described as Shetland sweater vest, the garment I received was immediately returned. It was too big, misshapen, poorly knit and...
  7. Trad Style
    I appreciate shetland sweaters, but a recent acquisition of one of Press's navy merino sweater vests and some thoughtful reflection about what works best for me got me wanting to be an advocate here for merino wool. I find that I wear it much more often than shetland wool. The way the J. Press...
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    Anyone have comment on what Shetlands are the best value? If it comes down to it, and it's better (as it often is) to spend the $100+ and get a good one (Andover, O'Connels, etc...) then so be it, but I had questions about the LL Bean ones that are usually around $40 or other similar models...
  9. Trad Style
    Hi, all, I'm looking to pick up a few shetlands (sweaters, not ponies) this fall and am soliciting any observations comparing those from the Andover Shop vs. O'Connells. Specifically, I'm wondering about features. While I have a long-standing relationship with O'Connell's and would rather...
  10. Trad Style
    Perchance, does anyone own one of these shetland sweaters? I've perused the choices from O'Connell, J Press, and Andover to fulfill this part of my winter wishlist, but I haven't seen much play here about the Harley available from Bahles. They are a little more reasonably priced than either...
  11. Trad Style
    I'm considering buying a couple, but @ $165 it would be nice to pick them up on sale. I have heard a vague rumor regarding a sale scheduled around Thanksgiving. Do their sweaters typically go on sale as well? Thank you.
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    Can anyone explain the difference between the two terms? I've heard that the first one, "100% Shetland Wool", is the genuine article, but I'm not entirely sure I understand what the second term means... 100% wool from non-Shetland sheep? 100% Shetland wool woven somewhere else? Any help?
  13. Trad Style
    Just wondering thoughts on who has the better Shetland sweaters? I am looking at the J Press Shaggy Dog and the McGeorge's from O'Connells. I am short, so I would like something to fit and not be too baggy... Though, with the double brushing, are the Shaggy Dog's significantly softer?
  14. Trad Style
    Guys, I hate to admit it, but when I think of big wooly piles of colorful sweaters I think of ...... girls. And I also hate to admit that I'm growing a little uncomfortable with the size of my personal pile of shetlands, not to mention that it's that time of year where I'm thinking of maybe...
  15. Timeless Style
    I have a Brooks Brothers half-zip sweater made from shetland (pony, I presume :icon_smile_big:). Over time it has developed some slight pilling and has a bit of fuzz sticking out. I have never owned a sweater like this before and am not sure how to care for it. As always, any help is...
  16. Trad Style
    anyone own one of these? what do you think? more importantly, do they fit generously or are they snug? cheers
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    Anyone heard/bought/seen either of these two shetland-esque garments? https://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=557&Product_Id=1382691&Parent_Id=224&default_color=Paprika I love the pricing of each, but was wondering about fit and quality as compared to...
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    I realize that this post is about 4 months too late, but I was wondering if you guys have any favorite manufacturers for shetland sweaters. Brooks Bros. used to sell terrific ones, but recently, their sweaters tend to be thinner wool which pills easily. I'm been searching for replacements, but...
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    I received my Spirit of Shetland "bespoke" sweater today, after ordering on the 13th (talk about a fast turnaround). The woman who runs the operation, Barbara, told me they had an uncollected order in my size and that she had sent it a few days after I e-mailed her with my measurements. I was a...
  20. Trad Style
    Huge props. The finest-made shetland sweater I've ever seen/owned. The wool is not refined, but not shaggy like J.Press. Sizing is nearly perfect. Perfect sleeve length, neck size. and body length IMO. A bit of excessive fabric underarm, I'm sure this can be fixed on my next order. The collar's...
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