Reviewed by Kate Lila from Massachusetts on Sunday, March 13, 2016
This sweater was a birthday present for my husband. He's very choosy so I am always prepared to return his clothes but this one was an instant hit with him -- and with me. He looks great in it. Feel is yummy, cut is classy and the Smoke color is perfect for him -- not too gray and not too brown and not quite black. The subtle ribs lift it above flat knit style.
Reviewed by Redwoods from Redwoods on Sunday, February 7, 2016
Since most of the colors I preferred in the women's sweater were already sold out, I thought I would do a size comparison in the men's sizes to see if it was even possible to go that route. Well it is! I am 5'4" and weigh 155lbs and I bought this sweater in men's size 44 in the zinc heather and the light green "eat de nil" color. I am large busted and could have bought the size 42 but I usually wear a liner shirt under cashmere to lessen the cleaning cycle. I love them and they fit like the very popular "sweatshirt" look with a relaxed bottom that has a loose fit around my waist. Wonderful for Saturday market or walks along the Redwood beaches. I wish I would have bought a few other colors. I buy cashmere for its warmth so the weave works well for me because it is not the big fluffy cashmere and more like the European cashmere my family in Ireland wears. Nice to know these sweaters are still made on machines that are hundreds of years old. True craftsmanship and artistry.
Reviewed by Bjnk from California on Thursday, January 28, 2016
I love this sweater. The knit is unique and so is the fit...It's "fitted", compared to most - especially Johnston's of Elgin's sweaters. Most seem to be relatively large in the chest compared to the sleeve length. Of all JoE sweaters, this is definitely my favorite fit. In case it helps, I'm 6', 180 lbs and a 42 seems perfect (though borderline short in sleeves).
Reviewed by Terrapin from East Bay on Wednesday, January 6, 2016
This had a slightly more relaxed bottom hem job than another Johnstons of Elgin sweather I bought for my husband, so it hangs better than the sort of old school poof out look. Can't explain any other way.
Super soft and great quality. Wish it were cheaper, but oh well....