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The Shooman

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Yes, Pringle cardigans are much different from Ballantyne. It is a nice colour.

Here is a great Hermes (Italy) turtleneck. Not a big fan of the tan with blue in it (have a similar cardigan). Big $$$$. Almost 2,500 euros. Could be worth it if it was in navy and purchased in a shop where one could properly inspect it...sometimes one wants a masterpiece for life and will pay for it, but not for this colour.

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Agree with you... The price is a bit steep.
I have a quarter zip from Hermes made of this type of yarn (mine is a mix of tan and brown with an organge strip on the cuff). Very nice to wear and fairly trim fit.
 

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Agree with you... The price is a bit steep.
I have a quarter zip from Hermes made of this type of yarn (mine is a mix of tan and brown with an organge strip on the cuff). Very nice to wear and fairly trim fit.

I remember you posting it here, it was very nice, memorable.
 

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Just found this lovely Ballantyne sweater online. I really like this pattern and the colours.
The question might be silly but... Is that an intarsia?

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It is an intarsia. Harlequins and Argyles are also classified as intarsia. Nice jumper.

I am also eyeing a nice hand framed argyle.
 
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Here are the very first Ballantyne intarsia I ever bought. Thick beefy 70's classics. Bought them off an old bloke who owned a large collection of Ballantyne.
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Here are the very first Ballantyne intarsia I ever bought. Thick beefy 70's classics. Bought them off an old bloke who owned a large collection of Ballantyne.
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Very nice!
I particularly like the first one.
I recently bought one that is quite similar. It has some kind of adornment that runs around the V neck down the middle, all the way down. I am still debating whether it was part of the original sweater or added after to hide a defect... (although the sweater seems ardly worn at all).
I paid virtually nothing for it
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I have seen this 70% Merino 30% Cashmere roll neck from Alps and Meters in a nice waffle pattern. It's fairly expensive...

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Just purchased this cardigan online. It will need a thorough washing but should turn out very nice I hope.
Anyone know who the maker might be?


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Just purchased this cardigan online. It will need a thorough washing but should turn out very nice I hope.
Anyone know who the maker might be?


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Oh wow, where did you find that? I have the exact same one. Hasn't pilled one bit, and heavy and solid. Not up to Ballantyne standard...not as densely knitted and low armholes, but a great slouchy cardigan. I've been wearing mine all winter. It is made in England. A very welcome addiction to my wardrobe.
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Just purchased this cardigan online. It will need a thorough washing but should turn out very nice I hope.
Anyone know who the maker might be?


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I would say Alan Paine. Why? Because the bottom tags in both of these photos are exactly the same,

100% PURE LAMBSWOOL 44
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The bottom tag is the same:

100% PURE CASHMERE 44
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and the sleeves and knit pattern are the same as Alan Paine does.
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Alan Paine is not in the league as the top Scottish stuff because it is not as robust/solid, but they still use great cashmere.


A nice Turnbull & Asser shawl cardigan made by Corgi
 
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Swiss

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Thanks for the info. It indeed must be Alan Paine.
You are right it definitely isnt in the league of Ballantyne, even just from seeing the photos. The collar seems quite thin also.
Anyhow, it was $99 on ebay so I just snapped it

The measurements seems a bit odd though, it is a size 44 and the seller mentions a pit to pit of 19 so there is something that doesnt add up unless it has shrunk massively which doesnt seem to be the case... we'll see.
I always wanted a shawl collar cardigan in this colour...
 

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Interesting Turnbull cardigan. Definitely looks very nice.
I thought Corgi was only making socks nowadays... I guess I was mistaken.
I dont know about the current production but vintage Corgi items were absolutely top notch
 

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The measurements seems a bit odd though, it is a size 44 and the seller mentions a pit to pit of 19 so there is something that doesnt add up unless it has shrunk massively which doesnt seem to be the case... we'll see.
I always wanted a shawl collar cardigan in this colour...

It doesn't have the double thick collar of others, but it is best that way. That collar is grand and sits high on the neck, and the style is unequalled imo. The style would not be possible with a thick collar. I love thick collars too, but this collar is very special.

The cardigan does not have great buttonholes, but it is a very stylish cardigan, very very smart. You are lucky to have found that. Enjoy it.

It won't shrink, so maybe someone had it altered. Then again, my cardigan is true to size, but my sleeves are long and needed doubling over, but it works well for me.

Wow, that John Laing is so Scottish.
 
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Solid Grade B+ and probably Grade A (but we didnt had more than 2 garments for each brand to see the consistency) for knits from Isaia and Boglioli
If you find something that you like from them, 100% virgin wool is a good choice, the knit from Isaia even had some water resistance
The cut were slim...but for sure you can go 1 size up if you want a more lessuire fit without any issue. This is an advantage for this cut nowadays...the true makers go for slim cut with the possibility to go 1 or 2 size up for a more relax/lessuire fit (think of old William Lockie)
I had an sage green shawl neckline 100% virgin wool (english rib cardigan) from Boglioli very nice, it didnt looked over washed over proceed for that colour
 
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Been eyeing this off for a while. Will be a welcome addiction with cream trousers and white shirt for Spring and mid Autumn.

1970's Lyle & Scott in wool (pity it wasn't cashmere, but that's life). Said to be in excellent condition.

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