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Perfect cardigan and tights

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jenny60 Wed 19-Oct-11 09:35:42

I am looking for a long, wool cardigan in dark grey/charcoal. When I say long, I mean around knee length. I have looked everywhere (Cos, Hush, Boden, JL, Banana Republic etc...) and they all seem to be too fitted and that includes most 'boyfriend' types which are long but not flowy IYSWIM, or they don't come in dark grey. I have an almost perfect one from Jigsaw (not online so can't link) but it's black, has three buttons on the top and is very swishy and warm. I would prefer buttons, but can live without them, but don't want to be faffing about with belts etc... I don't like those dressing gown types or anything with a belt or tie around the middle. Cardigan coat type thing ok. I would go to £150 if it was perfect but would obviously prefer to pay less. Have wide swimmer's shoulders so will need 16 or a largish M (M in Jigsaw, L in Whistles). You would have thought it would be easy but ...

Now, tights. I think I am looking for the holy grail: black, thick, not shiny, warm but not ridged. The closest I have found are the luxury marino ones from M&S but even they are a bit see through when actually pulled over my muscly swimmer's calves.

Thanks so much grin

tangerinajolie Wed 19-Oct-11 10:08:11

Ooh I know one - This one?

http://www.isabellaoliver.com/womens-clothing/uk/600/knitwear/TP495.html

tangerinajolie Wed 19-Oct-11 10:08:54

Better link

www.isabellaoliver.com/womens-clothing/uk/600/knitwear/TP495.html

teta Wed 19-Oct-11 10:28:14

Tk Maxx have some in cashmere.Long with a fluted edge at the front in light and dark grey.Have been reduced a bit!.

jenny60 Wed 19-Oct-11 10:51:49

Teta: can't see the one. Do you have a link?

Tangerine: that looks great and could be the one, but I worry that it might be too fitted? I've never bought from there. Does anyone know about their sizing and fit?

Thanks again. May I offer a suggestion for this brilliant coat/cardie that I bought in return for your kindness? It looks great and is really nice quality. I just wish Jigsaw would update their outlet page. It's bee the same for ages.

Jigsaw cardie/coat

teta Wed 19-Oct-11 11:03:33

Can't do link on this phone but if type in cashmere on the tk website it will come up.Brands are Kenar and Cynthia Rowley.Cardigans are thigh-length though,definitely above the knee.

tangerinajolie Wed 19-Oct-11 11:38:29

I am size 14/16 and have a boyfriend cardi from Isabella oliver in medium so maybe get large if you want to have a bit of room.

Also - use code WELCOME39 FOR 15% OFF AND FREE DELIVERY AND RETURNS.(for orders over £49 until 1/11/11

CMOTdibbler Wed 19-Oct-11 11:46:41

I can't help with cardigans, but the tights you are seeking are these

jenny60 Wed 19-Oct-11 15:14:40

teta: I like but a bit too short.
Tangerine: thanks and double thanks for the code. I will order one.
CMO: they look great, but are they shiny? I can't stand tights that gleam.

CMOTdibbler Wed 19-Oct-11 15:57:46

No, they aren't shiny

jenny60 Thu 20-Oct-11 09:52:05

Thanks. Have ordered. smile

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