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I'm in dire need of some new clothes and just ordered some lovely looking wool and alpaca jumpers from toast. They've arrived and I look like a man in them. Where else does good quality jumpers (under £100 preferably) and might have styles that are loose but tapered in at the hem? Or A line would work. Boxy/ neat doesn't seem to be working for me.
Thanks all for the good suggestions, I'll look at these. I'm reasonably slim at the moment so though I could get away with some boxyness but it just seems to emphasise chunky shoulders and short stature instead. Trying to get some decent clothes before I go back to work (it's casual dress there luckily)
After years of shelling out for <cough> investment jumpers and finding they all turn to shit in no time at all I buy cheap now. I think as soon as you have angora/cashmere mixes you are into dealing with shedding and bobbling all the farking time. As my teenage son in his infinite wisdom oft refrains 'ain't nobody got no time for that...'
I have had a lot of joy with Boohoo this winter. Designs just like Mint Velvet asymmetric knits for £18 instead of £60+. I like their jumper dresses which look chunky but are done in a light stretchy knit so aren't bulky. I needed a medium for it to look flattering.
I buy cashmere second hand.
I do like the Boden off duty jobbie but ignore the sizing. I'm a 12-14 and an xs was best or they drown.
Thanks Crevice, that's interesting. I was going down the 'investment' route with a Steve jobs concept of buying 4 good quality jumpers (not black polo necks though) and rotating them, so I don't have to think about what to wear and they might last . But if you say they turn into bobbly messes then I might as well save my money. I'll look at boohoo, I saw some stuff I like on Boden but the sizing sounds confusing, if I'm around a size 8 normally I wonder if there's much point ordering their size 8.
Hobbs have nice ones in good quality wool and not too pricey cashmere or cotton.
Unlike pp I've given up on cheap jumpers. I hate throwing things out after a year. I can't stand acrylic mixes and just because it's got wool or silk in doesn't make it wear well.
Got a chunky grey banana republic cashmere jumper last year that's as good as new. I do rend to save them for 'best' such as casual work days or days I'm not at home with the kids just doing housework and fielding flying yoghurt on £100 with of jumper!
Maybe I need that £20 jobby upthread for playgroup days!
Thanks Zen and Amarmai, good to know. I had a m&s cashmere that also wore well. Will look at Hobbs and banana republic, cos also have the right kind of thing so will do a shopping trip when DH is home over Christmas to watch the kids.