|a.p.c. wool irish pullover, $415|
|l.l. bean cotton fisherman sweater, $99|
|vanessa bruno athe alpaca folk sweater at anaise, $271|
i've been looking for a white cable-knit sweater for a long while now. i go back and forth on whether it needs to be wool, cotton, or a wool blend. choosing the right fit is the most challenging part, though. do i want something that is more traditional, short and bulky, or something that is more figure-skimming but still connotes warmth and coziness? j.crew is an option, but i tend to stay away from their knits.
any other thoughts or leads on the perfect white cable knit sweater? should i look in vintage shops?
in other news, i'm thrilled that uniqlo finally opened a webshop.
i'm glad to hear you like your ll bean cable knit sweater, emily! i think short and bulky is probably the way to go. it will look better with skirts and trousers, i think.
i feel like you can etsy something like this fairly easily, but the vanessa bruno one is very lovely.
etsy is definitely a good option (especially for those of us with little patience for thrifting). i love the vanessa bruno one, but i'm iffy about the fiber content.
Have you seen the LL Bean mens/boys version of that sweater? It looks similar, but is 100% wool. http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/51737?feat=594-GN1&page=heritage-sweater-irish-fisherman-s-crewneck
naturally I like the most expensive one best. and agreed on the etsy idea! was just hunting for sweaters there this morning. if I see one, I'll shoot it your way!
I have a similar sweater that's a cardigan from j crew circa 2003, and it has really lasted well, then again, that was back when their stuff was a lot better!! I've seen a few on etsy lately that are under $50 so I bet it's a good place to start.
I was just eying that llbean sig sweater, too. Love the idea of cotton -- I find wool way too hot for my office.
I hope you and the boys are doing well, Erica!
the LLBean kids version is also wonderful - it's a cotton acrylic blend which i usually avoid but it works well for this sweater - cozy without being too too hot. http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/74863?feat=503370-CL2&page=kids-fisherman-s-sweater
I like this vanessa bruno one on yoox: http://www.yoox.com/us/39315651VS/item?dept=#sts=dreambox80&cod10=39315651VS&sizeId=
All wool but mid-weight. Also, I like yoox, so that's a plus.
I've been having the same kind of envy. I'm on the hunt for the one Isabel Marant produced last season (I think?)and of course it's almost impossible to find.
I prefer the LL Bean. At first the APC was meant to be "my" choice but maybe it's the styling or the size but something feels awkward about the sleeves.
Uniqlo cashmere v-neck is 39.90 right now
as a side note, I just got my 39.90 cashmere on uniqlo and it is not bad at all
I tried the LL Bean sweater and it is really cute in Navy as well. I did not get it because Santa went to Uniglo and stocked up on 39 dollar cashmere sweater. Merry Christmas, Erica to you and your beautiful family
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