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Irish Fashions

Started 1363495673.63 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1363704143.487 by JJsMom
I don't know why, if the Irish are going to sell clothing in the US, they don't use the sizing to which we are accustomed. Whether a sweater will fit will be a guessing game. I pass. I don't feel Janie's enthusiasm.

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Retired081363498505.8075296 PostsRegistered 2/2/2008 Beautiful Coastal Georgia

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Barbara in­ Virginia1363498713.0537688 PostsRegistered 5/22/2010

I just love the Irish sweaters and have a bunch of them. Nothing is cozier!!! You the garment measurements on the "click here" button to help you with the size you need.

Raider Fan1363502016.54396 PostsRegistered 8/11/2009SF Bay Area

I have been in Ireland so many times I have forgotten the number. One thing I can tell you is that the prices on the Q are very much less than you would pay in Ireland and you get real quality with the Q. This is one area where I can tell you...buy from the Q. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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Siennasky1363534590.712693 PostsRegistered 10/20/2009

I am allergic to wool.

Amy19001363534988.79768 PostsRegistered 9/18/2011Ohio
On 3/17/2013 Siennasky said:

I am allergic to wool.


I totally cannot wear scratchy wool. I had to return a cute partly wool sweater I ordered from a department store because there is no way I could have handled the scratchy feeling on my arms.

winamac11363541129.41330143 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana
On 3/17/2013 Raider Fan said:

I have been in Ireland so many times I have forgotten the number. One thing I can tell you is that the prices on the Q are very much less than you would pay in Ireland and you get real quality with the Q. This is one area where I can tell you...buy from the Q. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

I would agree. Many aren't really my style, but they are classics and very well made.

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winamac11363541170.5230143 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana
On 3/17/2013 Siennasky said:

I am allergic to wool.

I am too, but these aren't too itchy.

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GinaV241363543113.664380 PostsRegistered 7/23/2010

I feel your pain a little, try buying cycling shoes which are all made on European sizings. I normally wear a 6.5 size shoe and wound up buying a size 8 to get a comfortable fit and that pair was supposedly made on an US last.

That said, I also am one of the people who doesn't really like wood but the merino wool will work for me and they are beautifully made.

ennui1363543253.4619957 PostsRegistered 4/17/2007
On 3/17/2013 Amy1900 said:
On 3/17/2013 Siennasky said:

I am allergic to wool.


I totally cannot wear scratchy wool.

Have you tried virgin wool? There is a difference.

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forrest1363546313.887790 PostsRegistered 11/23/2006Virginia
Anyone getting the beautiful Boyne cape? It's a beauty!!

Angelfire1363554849.833547 PostsRegistered 2/6/2009Sunny Southwest
Merino wool isn't itchy and is very soft. Have several of these sweaters and love them. My wool sweater coat is as warm as my parka. We're just not used to merino in the US. This is superb quality and will last many years. Wool naturally repels body odor, dirt and water. Much better than synthetic fibers. I order down a size and in some cases two sizes.

kachina6241363555515.72714637 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
Merino wool is not scratchy, very soft. I don't want to worry about dry cleaning and summer storage away from moths.

Barbara in­ Virginia1363557044.8377688 PostsRegistered 5/22/2010

Despite the Dry Clean recommendation, I hand wash my Irish sweaters using a wash made for cashmere. I've never had any problems. Moths are attracted to the dirt in wool and by washing them at the end of the season, you can safely store them over the summer months.

BonnieBelle1363557758.0919199 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007

I like to watch but I don't care for any of the Irish fashions.

Perkup1363557926.986071 PostsRegistered 12/24/2008

I love the Irish sweaters. I love anything Irish. I purchased one of the sweaters a few years back - it's lovely, aqua and fits nicely. But it's so warm here, I've only worn it once since I purchased it. So I'm not getting more - there's just no use for them in this climate.

Wish they had other things that I might be able to use.

Daysdee1363560814.55718575 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007

They aren't my style. I wonder why they don't have these shows on earlier in March so that people have the items to wear/use/gift on St. Patrick's Day?

Barbara in­ Virginia1363567241.747688 PostsRegistered 5/22/2010

I buy them for Christmas gifts and tuck them away.

colliegirls1363568885.725650 PostsRegistered 5/13/2012

I love wool sweaters but the Irish sweaters do nothing for me, they hang like sacks on everyone.

happygal1363572318.0432518 PostsRegistered 10/22/2005

I think the sweaters are just beautiful but like Perkup above, they are mostly too warm for the climate here. I do have one lovely wool sweater from Australia, and I've worn it only a few times.

Troop_Angel1363572707.1175377 PostsRegistered 4/22/2006

Merino wool is not itchy. It is very soft and smooth.


foxmulder11363578246.62107 PostsRegistered 2/14/2010

Its like Birkenstocks - they are made in Germany so the sizing is as such. I personally don't want the sizing to be in "American." I want the sizing to be just as it is.

toria1363632499.697272 PostsRegistered 1/28/2007Illinois

I bought one yesterday. Have always wanted one but these seem more stylish and feminine than the average Irish sweater you see. Also did not want the natural color as it would make me look too big...so I got charcoal grey. Hoping it fits.

imaclothes­hog1363635976.68721136 PostsRegistered 2/12/2006

I admire the workmanship and colors and the stories behind the stitches, but I can't wear wool and the sizing is iffy. All the sweaters look so big and bulky for me. I think they make all the models and hosts look so much larger. I don't want to look larger than I am.

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Dagna1363639266.5913789 PostsRegistered 2/10/2006
On 3/17/2013 Troop_Angel said:

Merino wool is not itchy. It is very soft and smooth.

While it is softer than some wool, for those of us who are sensitive, it is itchy.



winamac11363639335.2530143 PostsRegistered 12/29/2010Indiana
On 3/18/2013 Amphitrite said:

I admire the workmanship and colors and the stories behind the stitches, but I can't wear wool and the sizing is iffy. All the sweaters look so big and bulky for me. I think they make all the models and hosts look so much larger. I don't want to look larger than I am.

Hi amp. They do run huge. They are gorgeous, but they don't appear to be very flattering. I, too, appreciate the beautiful workmanship but most are not my style either.

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