Fair Isle sweaters

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by GateXC, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Very cool story, Herringbonekid. Really bright colors. It's just obvious Ralph Lauren would snatch the design.
     
  2. VintageBaroness

    VintageBaroness One of the Regulars

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    I do love 20s women in Fair Isles (though not the trimmest of silhouettes) [​IMG]

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    That may be why I do like what Ralph Lauren is doing for Fall/Winter 2012 in terms of taking cues from vintage menswear, esp. the way the Prince of Wales wore fair isle (some images already posted, I realize, but just wanted to re-post one for illustration)

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  3. AlanC

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    I just picked up this Orvis Fair Isle style (not from British Isles) vest:

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    Poor picture of it in action:

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  4. Two Types

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    They do have a good selection. I bought one from there a couple of years ago. It's a good shop, if a little small.
     
  6. flat-top

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    Picked up this cashmere blend vest from Polo today. $15!!!

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    Tom Hardy was wearing a nice one in Lawless.
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  7. STEVIEBOY1

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    I used to have some Fair Isle Sweaters years ago in my youth, but they don't seem so easy to get nowdays.
     
  8. Guttersnipe

    Guttersnipe One Too Many

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    Owch, I have that exact one, but I paid much more than $15. That's a great price!
     
  9. Bugsy

    Bugsy One Too Many

    Darcy Clothing in the UK carries reproductions.
     
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    Bloomingdales outlet ;)
     
  11. flat-top

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    Here's that Tom Hardy pic:

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  12. herringbonekid

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    the label on this one suggests 50s-60s but it does a very passable 20s look:

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    this one is a 'Meridian' label 1940s:

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  13. nihil

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    Instead of starting a new thread on the same subject, I figured it would be much more appropriate to ask my question here, and thus also rejuvenating this thread of excellent information.

    I am on the lookout for a fair isle (or fair isle -inspired) sleeveless sweater. After reading through the entire thread, and following the various links provided herein, I seem to be without many options. Most of the links sadly no longer provide the product in question.
    The authentic Scottish outlets is a bit out of my budget, with the prices starting at around 230£.
    I have found Drakes of London, who got a decent selection at 135£, and Darcy Clothing at 84£.
    My problem is that I do not really fancy any of the designs carried by Darcy or Drakes, and I'm not very keen on spending a lot if the product is just right.

    Can anyone point me in the direction of other suppliers of fair isle (or fair isle -inspired) sleeveless sweaters?
     
  14. herringbonekid

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    Aero (same as the leather jackets) clothing.
     
  15. STEVIEBOY1

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    These sweaters can be expensive, however have you tried a UK company called "Woolovers", they do a lot of knitwear, there is another called "White of Hawick" and also a firm called "Gretna" I think. Google them and see if they have anything suitable.
     
  16. nihil

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    Ah yes, I forgot to mention that I had also looked at the selection offered by Aero. Sadly their sizes are much too big for me, as I', a 40" chest.

    I tried to google the other three companies mentioned, but it seems that they do no longer carry fair isle patterns.
     
  17. herringbonekid

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    nihil, the Aero ones are far and away the most authentic looking. i agree that often other companies designs don't look authentic enough and often look like 1970s dad's jumpers.
    keep checking on the Aero site as they supposedly add new sizes. their current 'one of each' design in one size only isn't ideal i'll admit.
     
  18. bburtner@moran

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    Fair Isle Sweater

    Where can I buy a Fair Isle sweater vest that is NOT made in China?I mean the real item.thanks.Brian.
     
  19. Flat Foot Floey

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    Thanks.
     

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