Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A Few Norwegian Sweaters

Photos by Salt Water New England

Sweater from the 1970s

Sweaters from 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s.

A 2010 Sweater (aka "The New One"), With Bear, the Maremma Sheepdog



15 comments:

  1. Where can one buy these sweaters Muffy ?

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    1. L.L. Bean has a women's version this year.

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    2. Thank you . That's a good price too !

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    3. Any ideas on how the women's are fitting these days? Just wondering what size to order. XS are sold out already!

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    4. You can call or chat with a Bean sales rep and they will give you the actual garment measurements, which you can compare to a sweater that fits the way you like.

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  2. Virtually every Colby College student had one of these in the late 80s/early 90s. We gathered everyone in the dining hall who was wearing this sweater with a turtleneck (pink for the girls), khakis and Bean boots for a photo once...there had to have been at least 15 of us in the same outfit. I still wear mine from 1988 every winter.

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  3. Years ago I bought one of these sweaters at a tag sale for $1. I wore it three weeks ago pulling borlotti beans out of the garden. It would be hard to find a more trusty garment.

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  4. Wore my "Norwegian" yesterday while blowing the last of the leaves before the snows arrive. I've had one or more of these since college, which is a while ago. My absolute favorite for working outdoors in cold conditions.

    Aiken

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  5. I own 4 of these sweaters. The oldest is forty years old, the sleeves are full of holes, but it is still warm and used mainly for working in the barn. The second oldest was bought as a replacement for the first. I use that for working outside and when I might be in public as in going for the mail. It doesn’t seem to have the quality of the first. The third and forth were purchased about 10 years ago when LL Bean began to restock the sweaters after some years of them being absent from their catalog. They seemed to have returned to the original great quality. Sweater # three is used for dress. Sweater # four is my spare to be used when the others wear out. At this point I don’t think I will ever need it.

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  6. I have three and love them all. Have been wearing them since the 80s.

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  7. Bought as a college boyfriend gift eons ago; said sayonara to the boyfriend - kept the sweater. It was love at first sight ... uh, the sweater that is. The oversized pullover look was in then; seems like it's back (or maybe never left) as a campus look - dropped off my youngest child in September to start freshman year! Still have the L.L. Bean Norwegian - it looks just like new. Some things are meant to last!

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  8. Found a ladies version with a full zipper at the outlet a few years ago. I love it, since I can wear it like a jacket, rather than a sweater.

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  9. People (me included) talk about how good the sweater is when worn in the outdoors, and it is. Excellent, in fact. But, they can be pretty scratchy and even hot in normal wear (e.g., indoors). I bought a Norwegian sweater from Wool Overs (recommended here, I think) a while back. It, too, is an excellent sweater, but a little different. It is softer and lighter and good for non-work activities. So, another good option.

    Aiken

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  10. I’ve owned/lost/forgotten/had purloined several L.L. Bean classic Norwegian sweaters over many years. I bought another a few years back. Perhaps I’ve at last reached an age where I’ll keep track of it better than those in the past.

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  11. I love these sweaters and have worn them for years. I actually look forward to Winter to feel at home again in them.

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