Reviewed by Vishnu Rocks from NJ suburb of Manhattan on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
To me, this sweater represents the best of what traditional British style has to offer. (We are definitely NOT talking about cutting-edge stuff like McCartney & McQueen here of course -- this is old-school, conservative, traditional stuff! Tweedy, quiet-good-taste kind of stuff.) This sweater is a perfect example of form-follows-function. The sweater is in every way designed to be warm and cozy and it succeeds PERFECTLY in this regard. If you buy your correct size, the sweater will be form-fitting (NOT tight) and therefore super-flattering and feminine-looking in my opinion. If you prefer something slouchier & more comfortable, and you want to be able to layer other sweaters underneath it, simply size up. My house gets very cold in the winter and I also spend a lot of time outside walking my pug dogs, so I'm sure I'll get lots and lots of use out of this beautiful sweater. I have another J.G. Glover sweater as well and I love that sweater too. NOTE ON THE GRAY COLOR: it's TWEEDIER than it looks in the photo. In my opinion, that makes the sweater looks even classier and more expensive. This is as beautiful and warm as a functional sweater can possibly be! I will treasure this purchase for years.
Reviewed by ShowMe from Missouri on Thursday, May 14, 2015
Bought this in XL in Gray. It fits my size 16 very well with plenty of room for a shirt/t-neck underneath. Yes, the weave is a little looser, but with the gray color, it doesnt show through as much as a very light or very dark color would. I didn't find it to be itchy and I'm usually rather sensitive to scratchy wool against my skin.
The reason I'm rating a 4 instead of a 5 is because of the color. The zoom picture of the gray depicts it as a solid gray. That is not the case. The yarn is muted gray, blue, green and lavendar...with gray the predominate color. From a disance it looks gray...a rather unique shade of gray that's hard to define. Up close, you can definitely see the varigation in the yarn. Because of the great STP coupon price, I'm keeping it. It's just not the solid color I wanted.
Reviewed by Math Teacher from Ohio on Wednesday, January 21, 2015
This sweater is all that I wanted in a wool sweater. It is soft, very warm and well made. The color is slightly different than protrayed here though. I would describe it as an overall medium taupe gray but on closer inspection you see hints of aqua, maroon and gold in the knit. I think this is a plus as I wore a pink shirt underneath which looked great. I teach high school students and one student said "Ooo, I like your sweater!" and she reached up and stroked the sleeve so I would say it is a hit! This is a deal and I will be on the look out for any sweater made by Peregrine in the future.
Reviewed by b1bvwwg from Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday, January 18, 2015
Very disappointed, I returned this sweater after such high hopes. It was itchy, way to big and the stitch in the yarn was very loose, so you can really see through the sweater. I normally wear a medium and don't think even a small would fit.
Also, I returned it and they were very slow with the refund...I'm still waiting and it's been over 4 days since I got confirmation they got the sweater back!
Reviewed by Molly from Ohio on Thursday, October 30, 2014
I was looking for a classic Fisherman type sweater to keep me warm this winter and this sweater seemed to fit the bill. 100% wool in a classic cable design. Unfortunately when I received it, I found it to be loosely knit and the yarn on the thin side.
I tried it on and it looked really good, but my tee shirt showed through the sweater.
I would be willing to pay twice as much for a sweater twice as substantial. Unfortunately, I will be returning this one.
Reviewed by Deb from NH on Saturday, January 25, 2014
There were a few negative reviews (whether legite or not I decided to try) It is almost impossible to find wool, nice design, substantial thickness - so I'm GLAD I ordered. The HINT - that the sizing is smaller in U.K. was right for me - I ordered a large and it fits the way I like: not snug - and not lose. It does not smell (someone complained) I got the "Pink" - it is a Mauve (the picture shows more pink than it is); not a pale mauve nor a dark mauve. If you don't like Pink - you may like this Mauve :) I think it will go with most (if not all) of my pants. When it came I had on brown cords - and it looked good together. The wool is NOT prickely! (like someone said). If you've never worn 100% wool - plan on wearing a layer underneath; then you "cover the bases" (remember- Merino wool is better than some). I plan on enjoying sweater "forever"; I know it will last a long time -especially it I don't get lazy and throw in a machine :/ So try- order next size up; no one will know what size your wearing - right :)