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Irish Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan, "Aran Legacy"

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In just a century since they first appeared, the textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become “as tenacious an international symbol of Ireland as the harp and shamrock,” writes fashion historian Deirdre McQuillan. It wasn’t until the home crafts movement in the early 1900s that Aran’s distinctive patterns became known around the world. Today, from tourist shops to fashion shows, one can find sweaters based on stitches that were invented by grandmothers and great-grandmothers only a few generations ago.

  • 0.86 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • Charcoal, XL: 73.7 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 127 cm Bust/chest x 86.4 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Charcoal, XL: 29" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 50" Bust/chest x 34" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)

  • 100% wool
  • Features a button closure
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in Ireland.
  • Ships fast from USA.
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386

Peter

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05/09/2014

"Outrageous shipping and handling-$53.90"

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Due to the outrageous shipping and handling charges; I have no product comments.

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Beowulf

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12/26/2011

"Very well made in Ireland; a classic!"

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This is a classic sweater in the button up cardigan style, made in Ireland by Carraig Donn, a highly regarded maker of Aran sweaters and other wool garments. Its highly versatile: It can be worn with a dress shirt and tie in all but formal business environments, yet it looks equally good with a black T-shirt and jeans. The sweater is 100% wool. As such, it has the best properties of wool, such as warmth and moisture-wicking. I find it ideal for use in the 35-55 degree Farenheit range, with no jacket on top of the sweater. (For lower temperatures, a jacket over it would work fine). Note that it does not have any man-made fibers such as acrylic or nylon; some makers make their sweaters with 10-20% of these fibers to lower costs, but they also can have the advantage of adding strength or helping a sweater keep its form. Bottom line: Very high quality, made with nothing but pure new wool -- but you do have to treat it nicely (dry cleaning is best, as is keeping it folded and away from moths!) The only (minor) negatives about this item are: Because its 100% new wool, it is a bit itchy against exposed skin - but not a problem at all so long as you wear long sleeves underneath. Also, the buttoms are resin. Hardwood would make it a real classic, but also much more expensive and the resin buttons are almost indistinguishable from hardwood unless you examine them closely. All in all, a very nice item that you wont easily find unless you travel to Ireland. Its worth the price, as it will probably last 10 or 15 years if you take care of it.

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ZL

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02/06/2014

"Sizes dont match up"

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I liked the sweater, but the thing was way too small. I would think that a XXL would be plenty big enough for me, because I usually wear an XL. I couldnt even get the sweater on it was so small. It was probably truer to size L.

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JP

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12/06/2010

"Great, Sweater, Comfortable & Beautiful"

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Extremely comfortable sweater. Quality is off the hook. National Geographic definitely has chosen a product that is exceptionally made and functional. Beautifully designed, warm and very comfortable. Would not think twice about buying another one for gift. Great for around the office, airplane travel, does not get rumples or that worn look. Wear instead of a sport jacket to change the pace a little. You will be happy you purchased it!

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tim

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12/04/2015

"outstanding product"

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have worn it to concerts and plays. always get compliments.

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Cathy Kelly

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02/04/2013

"Too small"

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We ordered the medium charcoal color, it was shipped in the white, we sent it back, we got the charcoal, but the medium was too small. We then ordered a large, this was also too small. So now we await an ex large. The medium white one fit just perfectly, I dont understand. Anyway, I ordered this back in NOvember of 2012 for a christmas gift, My husband has NOT been able to wear his christmas gift due to this!

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07/02/2020

"Perfect for Women of Aventure!"

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Even though this was a mens jacket, I requested it as a holiday gift. Got a large to start out with, and it was too big. With every companys sizing being different, its hard some times to pick whats gonna fit correctly. No matter, Novice as always, handled it with great customer service and I got a medium. LOVE! Its awesome for traveling or anytime you need pockets.And the sleeves come off in case you just want a pocketed vest. So great!

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My Go To Jacket!

Best Uses

  • Travel or when ever you need pockets
  • Travel & Everyday Adventures
  • Travel & Everyday Adventures!

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07/01/2020

"Fun and practical mens hiking vest"

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My husband loves to have everything he needs close at hand. This vest fits the bill when were hiking in the mountains, or just in a nearby park for the day. Lots of functional pockets to carry everything from his GPS and bug spray, sunscreen, water and snacks. And a flashlight. Because, you never know WHAT you will need when youre out for the day.

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06/20/2020

"Excellent cap!"

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Hard to find linen caps and this one is perfect! Perfect for the summer. Super well made, great selection of fabrics, nice fit, fast ship.

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06/20/2020

"Super cool shirt!"

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Great shirt, really nice fabric, the material has a really nice pattern. Fast ship & sizing is perfect. Great purchase, great artist!

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06/14/2020

"New favorite hat"

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This quickly became my husbands favorite hat. He has a large collection of hats and he receives the most compliments on this one.

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06/12/2020

"He is wearing this best right now"

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This warm, well made vest protects my beloved from cold winds, rain and sudden plunges in temperature. This pockets are well placed, most useful yet unobtrusive. The fleece fabric of the collar soft and cosy. He is wearing it right now as we enter winter.

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