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    Shetland sweaters: plain or brushed

    How do you prefer your shetland sweaters: regular ( not brushed) or brushed? Why do you prefer one over the other?
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    I don't wear Shetland sweaters.

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    Shetland sweaters: plain or brushed

    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    I don't wear Shetland sweaters.
    This is now my favorite post on the Threads
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    i really like the regular ones because they're indispensable and durable workwear for me. i wear one nearly the entire new england fall and winter at work.

    the brushed ones look trad AF, but it's not my jam.

    I have ten LL Bean crewneck ones, and they're by far the best ones available under $80 or so.

    There is a rub though, in that LL bean doesn't make them anymore.

    Ebay is pretty good for tracking them down. Highly worth the work. The LL Bean sizing is of course quite generous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    i really like the regular ones because they're indispensable and durable workwear for me. i wear one nearly the entire new england fall and winter at work.

    the brushed ones look trad AF, but it's not my jam.

    I have ten LL Bean crewneck ones, and they're by far the best ones available under $80 or so.

    There is a rub though, in that LL bean doesn't make them anymore.

    Ebay is pretty good for tracking them down. Highly worth the work. The LL Bean sizing is of course quite generous.
    When I saw this thread I thought, Evan Parker is likely the best person on the Threads to answer this question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBarwick View Post
    When I saw this thread I thought, Evan Parker is likely the best person on the Threads to answer this question.
    NO kidding man.



    i think everyone else here but me would favor the smooth and soft wonderfulness that is a modern merino wool v-neck sweater to something more traditional like shetland wool.

    lambswool is also rad, and has a frankly very similar look to shetland, with much more softness built in.

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