Cricket sweaters

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by STEVIEBOY1, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Practically Family

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    If anyone out there is interested, there is a firm in the uk called smart turnout who make wonderful wool traditional cricket sweaters, i just bought a long sleeved one and am considering getting another, they look and feel great. Much better than the cheaper man made fibre garments.
     
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  2. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Practically Family

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    If anyone out there is interested, there is a firm in the uk called smart turnout who make wonderful wool traditional cricket sweaters, i just bought a long sleeved one and am considering getting another, they look and feel great. Much better than the cheaper man made fibre garments.
     
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  3. Warden

    Warden One Too Many

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    Very interested, I was after a cricket jumper, but the ones I found had modern logos all over them.

    Do you have a link to them?

    Harry
     
  4. Cobden

    Cobden Practically Family

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    Shame they neither do my old school colours, nor "generic" colours (unless you go for a non white jumper, it seems). Not keen on flying under a false flag, as it were
     
  5. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Practically Family

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    Their website www.smartturnout.co.uk or just try via your search engine. They do other types of sweaters too, all look very good.
     
  6. I Picked up a Brooks Brothers Cricket sweater with a Navy Blue & Bottle Green trim it was only $8.00 so I asume it is a fake
     
  7. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Practically Family

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    May I suggest that you for their special issue Help For Heros cricket pullover, then you would not be flying under false colours, and I presume that charity gets some money too.
     
  8. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks for the link.

    I still have my club jersey and even my school jersey.

    Smell a bit of moth balls but still in alright nick!
     
  9. Aether

    Aether One of the Regulars

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    You could also try http://www.clubcolours.co.uk/

    Got my club jumper from them and they're very reasonably priced. it's very nicely made, 100% wool and you can tell them what colours you want on the trim. I believe they supply a few of the counties.

    Whilst we're on the subject, is everyone enjoying the Ashes?!:p
     
  10. Talbot

    Talbot One Too Many

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    Its safe for you fellows to wear them down under now, too!:D
     
  11. Aether

    Aether One of the Regulars

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    You could give http://www.clubcolours.co.uk/cricket.html a try. They'll make up a jumper in whatever colours you want, they're very nicely made too, and I believe mine cost about £50.

    It's a shame the England team don't wear traditional 'whites' and jumpers anymore, but as long as they keep winning who am I to complain!
     
  12. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Can you believe how well The POHMS are doing this year in The Ashes!! Great to see :) but too warm for woolies Down Under in December!
     
  13. Aether

    Aether One of the Regulars

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    Yeah England are doing well, but the Aussie fielding has been awful and everyone knows 'catches win matches'!
     
  14. Talbot

    Talbot One Too Many

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    You'll be able to time your watch on the speculation, bloodletting and recriminations in the press.
     
  15. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    I'm cricket mad and love the Ashes (don't be fooled by my location - I'm a Kiwi). I'm off to the MCG test with a few mates. Although I enjoy one dayers and Twenty20, I much prefer test cricket to limited over stuff.

    Actually we might have to start a thread here for cricket, if there's the odd one like you Aether who enjoy it.
     
  16. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    Very much enjoy cricket, I didn't think a sports thread would be allowed. I'd like to read it if there is one though.
     
  17. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Here you go Dav (and other enthusiasts of the gentleman's game), I started a cricket thread in the Observation Bar:

    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?52713-Cricket-willow-and-leather

    Please feel free to post anything cricket in there. I'm sure there's a few FLers who enjoy the game. And what with the Ashes on at the mo, there's a bit to talk about.
     
  18. kellyj994

    kellyj994 New in Town

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    Such a very amazing link!
    Thanks you for the post.
     
  19. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great link. I only own two cotton cricket sweater vests with no personal connection to the color. is this a double faux pas? Haha
    I also like some of the ralph lauren cricket sweaters.
    A custom sweater would be even better. I just dont like the color of my university (and have nothing to do with cricket)
     
  20. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    The age old question of wearing something which infers membership or having being a former participant.

    In terms of a cricket jumper Flat Foot Floey, I wouldn't worry, especially as you come from one of the non-cricketing playing nations. The difference is here (or in other cricketing nations) wearing a cricket jumper usually means you play, or at the least have played, and that often invites other cricketers to come up and have a chat, and that's where problems may arise considering the amount of cricketers, ex-cricketers and cricket enthusiasts wandering around in places such as this!

    Saying that, I reckon wearing a jumper isn't as "serious" as wearing a regimental or old school tie, and I think you're safe from cricketing questioning in Germany!
     

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