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Hey all,

I've been trying to take advantage of this BB sale. Last night I bought one of their cashmere sweater vests in weathered wool https://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCa...=1019062&Parent_Id=224&default_color=Charcoal

I wanted the claret colored one, but they were out of my size. Dissappointed, I started looking around at some non-cashmere, and I found their Shetland button vests. https://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCa...&Sub_Product_Id=1387577&default_color=Lullaby

I like how they look. I've read some general information about Shetland wool and that it often is pretty course and tough. Is anyone familiar with these BB shetland vests? And, would anyone recommend them for someone who likes to wear sweater vests under a suit?

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Hey all,

I've been trying to take advantage of this BB sale. Last night I bought one of their cashmere sweater vests in weathered wool https://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCa...=1019062&Parent_Id=224&default_color=Charcoal

I wanted the claret colored one, but they were out of my size. Dissappointed, I started looking around at some non-cashmere, and I found their Shetland button vests. https://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCa...&Sub_Product_Id=1387577&default_color=Lullaby

I like how they look. I've read some general information about Shetland wool and that it often is pretty course and tough. Is anyone familiar with these BB shetland vests? And, would anyone recommend them for someone who likes to wear sweater vests under a suit?

Thanks all
I purchased one this year, and have found it quite nice for the price. The yarns are from Scotland but it was made in Hong Kong. The sizing is less generous than a Shetland Fair Isle knit in Scotland that I purchased from Brooks perhaps 5 years ago. But it isn't junk.

Knit Shetland wool has a springy hand from the crimp in the wool and is warm. If you haven't seen much, it has an appearance that I would describe as tending toward rustic, and is a natural compliment for corduroy and tweeds, extending to flannels. I don't know that I would like it that well with many hard finished worsteds.

The colors that Brooks selected for these vests are among the more attractive from their sweater collection this year, which is otherwise drab. I chose the marzipan which is a soft marled marigold yellow. You mention you're looking for claret. If you're considering the color they term blaze, it looks closer to a russet to me. I found the color of my vest fairly true to what is depicted on my monitor.
 

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I second Flanderian's obeservations. They do seem to run a little small, or perhaps short is a better term (which is ok by me).

If the web is out of blaze, contact one of the stores in Chicago. The would probably honor the price. I bought two during F&F and and also took advantage of their twofor deal. I wanted the baby blue, but it was out of stock so I got Blaze and Loden. I have had a lot of compliments, but as F. said, they definitely go with tweeds and cords. The other day I went into the Nashville store to see if they had the blue one. They did and my usual associate gave me the twofor discount in addition to the pre-christmas sale price.
 

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Good review. Sounds like it will meet my expectations-except from the sound of it, I might should've ordered a Medium.

I ordered one in Blaze, also. I think had the closest store ever stocked any, I'd been tempted to get the Marzipan and/or Lullaby ones also.
 
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