Thursday, August 24, 2017

Men's Lambswool Jumper from Cordings - Made in Scotland

Made in Scotland
Lamsbwool jumpers (sweaters) are absolute wardrobe staples.  They not only go almost anywhere Tweed jackets or blazers are appropriate, but often enough go under them when it is a bit cooler.

And it is easy to see why Cordings of Piccadilly is known for their perfectly made versions for Men.  Spun in Scotland of British lambswool, they come in an array of colors, in the crew neck shown here as well as in a v-neck.
 Nicely finished, they can be worn in town, in the country including, especially this time of year, as a lightweight outer layer. 

Shown here under Cordings' Austrian Loden  Paddock Jacket
Classic Navy Blue

Lambswool sweaters are also versatile (shown dressed down here), and work as unisex items.   Cordings items sent by Cordings.

16 comments:

  1. Hmmm, my holiday shopping just got a whole lot easier!
    Thank you so much for this valuable information.

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  2. Beautiful! What sizing do you recommend for women?

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    1. That's what I'd love to know as well.

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    2. The sizes are on the website. Medium 38 inch chest, Large 40-42 inch, XL 44 inch. Cording's knitwear is true to size.

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  3. Very tempting but shipping appears to be almost $50 for those of us in the US. :(

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    1. Oh dear, there goes my hopes & wishes...

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  4. I'm trying to devise a scheme whereby 'Cordings items sent by Cordings' diverts their items to ME! They are simply superb but the total cost with shipping is simply stratospheric. Thank goodness I can dream...

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    1. I'm trying too! You could phone Cordings and ask them if they are willing to send merchandise by post which would cheaper but also slower. The staff are usually very helpful. I understand that online orders are handled by the London store.

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  5. I recommend Cordings Shetland jumpers which have a saddle shoulder. Americans who are put off by shipping costs should wait for the sales when knitwear is discounted substantially.

    US stores (such as O'Connell's in Buffalo) often have high shipping fees to the UK. Hopefully, President Trump will sign a free trade with the UK in 2019 immediately after we Brexit from the EU. The sooner the tariffs are abolished, the better.

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    1. Until then...waiting for the sales! Thanks for the tip.

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  6. I don't work for Cordings, but I am a loyal American customer. There are a couple of items to bear in mind regarding the cost of their products. First, the British Value Added Tax (approximately 20 % -- part of the cost of the National Health Service in the UK) is listed in the cost of the products on the website but is automatically removed at check out for American customers. Import duties might apply, but are usually waived on these types of products from the UK if they are small orders for personal use. Secondly, the cost of shipping is high because Cordings only uses a private courier service for deliveries to the US, which is very quick (I have had deliveries to New England in four days) and reliable. Tracking info is sent to the customer after dispatch. Using the US/UK postal service might take a few weeks. Finally, the US Dollar has not been this strong against the British Pound since the 1980s. The same items imported from the UK to the US would have cost twenty to thirty percent higher just a few years ago due to exchange rates alone. Cordings products are expensive, but not out of line in comparison to other clothing products made in the US or the UK from fine fabrics. They are made to last. The value proposition for goods has been discussed at length on other posts, so I will leave it at that.

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    1. Thanks, Anonymous 9:44 AM. That was a very generous, hands-on contribution to understanding the import/ordering process. Thanks for sharing it. Much appreciated!

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    2. Yes, agree with Michael Rowe. Very helpful for those of us considering ordering and haven't done so in the past. Thank you.

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    3. Thank you for the info!

      I'm a regular customer of Marks & Spencer in the UK, and they offer free shipping above $50 and it arrives to Maine within two business days. They use DHL.

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    4. Mr. Rowe, you are welcome. The US Customs and Border Protection website has an informative section on international Internet purchases. The import rules vary between countries and depends on the nature of the products. It is important that the Customs paperwork is completed accurately, which is another reason for importing through the brokerage services of a private courier company even though it costs more. Interestingly, the importer is responsible for the accuracy of the paperwork, not the seller. Import duties are at the discretion of US Customs, but the CBP website lists the usual threshold on duty for permitted goods from non-sanctioned countries as $800.

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