Looking for vintage-styled patterned sweaters for under $50

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  1. Retro Spectator

    Retro Spectator Practically Family

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    I have been looking for patterned sweaters of under $50 lately, but I cannot seem to find any with the pattern on the back or the sleeves, except this one, which has a crew neck, and this one which is a vest. Do you think a thrift store may be selling a patterned sweater?

    Are you supposed to wear suspenders over a sweater if it is tucked in to your pants, or do you switch to a belt?
     
  2. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    The second pattern of the dockers vest looks nice. Tuck them in or wear them with a belt. Both ways are period correct. The vintage wild patterned sweater thread has enough examples, how they were worn and combined.

    For your price point I would try H&M where I bough faux isle sweaters and shawl collars in both wool or cotton. They have some acrylics too which I would avoid (they make you sweat). For a higher price point (or ebay) there is Ralph Lauren and J.Crew.
     
  3. Methuselah

    Methuselah One of the Regulars

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    The 2nd link is much nicer - the clue is in the title for the Dockers shirt "Ugly Christmas Sweater" (I'd agree with that statement)
    Do you have TK Maxx in the US? If so, that's where I get that sort of thing. I recently got a Ralph Lauren one for £30 ($48), and other brands are £15-£25.
     
  4. Retro Spectator

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    We don't have TK-Maxx, but we do have the American version, TJ-Maxx. I get my shirts there. However, I do not recall seeing any sweaters. I suppose next time I go there, I should check.
     
  5. Fastuni

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    Never wear suspenders over a sweater.
     
  6. Two Types

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    It can work in a workwear and overtrousers style (if you like that sort of thing).
     
  7. herringbonekid

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    i've also seen it done well in a rugged / work context, with high-back trousers (not over-trousers).
     
  8. Retro Spectator

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    I found one I like. The fourth pattern that this sweater comes in looks pretty nice in my opinion. I still cannot seem to find one in long sleeves, but that doesn't really matter.
     
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    Oh, that was really nice! Thank you for the tip.
     
  11. flat-top

    flat-top My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    H&M does currently have two pretty good looking wool crew neck Fair Isle sweaters.
     
  12. Claudio

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    lovely Fair isle! Retro S save your money and spend it on something like this rather than look for something under $50 and risk of buying ugly 'xmas sweaters'.

    some ebay vests which may be of interest http://www.ebay.com/bhp/fair-isle-vest
     
  13. DharmaBum

    DharmaBum One of the Regulars

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    Check out this shawl collar cardigan offered by What Price Glory. Not too far above your price point at $75.00. I own one and am very pleased with the quality and fabrics.....especially given the price and unique look. I get many compliments on this sweater and it pairs well with a quality 5-dart flat cap!

    http://onlinemilitaria.com/shopexd.asp?id=4992
     
  14. Claudio

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    Those are nice!
     
  15. Rudie

    Rudie Call Me a Cab

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    Indeed. And especially for that price!
     
  16. Retro Spectator

    Retro Spectator Practically Family

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    I wound up buying this Dockers sweater vest in Otter. I will probably tuck it in with a belt. Although the acrylic can't breath well, I feel that that may be a blessing in disguise, since it is, after all, a vest, and the extra warmth will make up for the lack of warmth in the arms.
     
  17. Flat Foot Floey

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    The pattern is good but 100% acrylic really doesn't have any benefits whatsoever. The h&m sweaters have better materials and aren't much more expensive. RL sweaters from ebay are even a better value.
     
  18. Retro Spectator

    Retro Spectator Practically Family

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    My new sweater came today. However, they sent the wrong color. That doesn't really matter though, since I like this one better. I will probably buy the other color in the future though.
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