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Donegal Sweaters

October 2, 2014

Donegal Sweaters

We’re on the cusp of sweater weather, and this fall, I’m most looking forward to wearing this grey “Donegal” knit from…

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Shrinking Wool Sweaters

May 19, 2014

Shrinking Wool Sweaters

As much as I admire vintage clothing, I rarely shop in thrift stores, only because I assume nothing will fit…

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The controversy about the brand’s made-in-China 2012 Olympic uniforms

January 23, 2014

The Controversy About The Brand’s Made-in-China 2012 Olympic Uniforms

Maybe overreacting to the controversy about the brand’s made-in-China 2012 Olympic uniforms, Ralph Lauren and co. went all YOU-ESS-AY YOU-ESS-AY…

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Abercrombie Adventures: Christmas, 1959

January 13, 2014

Abercrombie Adventures: Christmas, 1959

I recently obtained a stash of Abercrombie & Fitch store catalogs from the 1950s. If you don’t know, A&F wasn’t…

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shopping for sweaters at thrift stores. It’s “Sweater Bender.”

December 30, 2013

Shopping For Sweaters At Thrift Stores. It’s “Sweater Bender.”

A one-minute short film about a man traveling the length and breadth of Wisconsin, shopping for sweaters at thrift stores….

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Ebbets Field Flannels Sweater Jackets

November 16, 2013

Ebbets Field Flannels Sweater Jackets

Ebbets Field Flannels just announced these stunning sweater-jackets. They’re based on a vintage model from the 1930s found in a…

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Q & Answer: Can I Stretch A Sweater?

October 27, 2013

Q & Answer: Can I Stretch A Sweater?

Jason asks: Have you ever heard of purposefully stretching sweaters to make the arms/ torso longer? I usually wear a…

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Shetland Sweaters for Fall

October 3, 2013

Shetland Sweaters For Fall

There was some confusion after my post yesterday on Shaggy Dogs, where some readers were unsure what’s the difference between…

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Alternatives to J. Press’ Shaggy Dogs

October 2, 2013

Alternatives To J. Press’ Shaggy Dogs

Pete’s post yesterday reminded me of how much I also regret not buying those Shaggy Dog sweaters when they were…

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Expensive Things: Not Getting Any Cheaper

October 1, 2013

Expensive Things: Not Getting Any Cheaper

For years I’ve put off buying one of J. Press’s “Shaggy Dog” shetland sweaters–the fuzzed, Scotland-made wool crewneck that’s a…

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Flecked Sweaters for Fall

August 26, 2013

Flecked Sweaters For Fall

I don’t know if it’s too early to talk about knitwear, but I’ve been thinking about flecked sweaters a lot…

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Saving On Heating Bills

February 28, 2013

Saving On Heating Bills

I was chatting with my neighbor last weekend, who was lamenting how high her heating bill has gotten this past…

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Where did Cosby sweaters come from?

February 20, 2013

Where Did Cosby Sweaters Come From?

Where did Cosby sweaters come from? This spectacularly charming designer from The Hague, as it turns out. (Thanks, Ben!) (Source:…

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I think youthful people have a long time to live

February 12, 2013

I Think Youthful People Have A Long Time To Live

I think youthful people have a long time to live, so they can waste some time on something like that….

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It’s On Sale: Howard Yount sweaters

February 4, 2013

It’s On Sale: Howard Yount Sweaters

For the past two winters I’ve enjoyed wearing Howard Yount’s lambswool sweaters. They’re of decent thickness – but not too…

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