Shawl cardigan custom

Custom order. 6-8 weeks. Cannot be returned
Custom orders take 6-8 weeks. Custom orders cannot be returned. You must have tried on a RTW model first, or your order will be canceled.

For the less common colors, we have photos of our knit caps. We had these knit caps made because they give a better impression of what each color looks like as a finished garment than a swatch can.

The casual yet rakish shawl collar sets this cardigan apart from others in your closet.

The wool is spun with flecks of complementary colors. The flecks are subtle at a distance, but reveal themselves up close. The yarn is then knitted on antique looms that can only be operated by a handful of skilled artisans.

Heavy weight, suitable as an outer layer, yet comfortable for lounging at home. The ability to unbutton makes it more adaptable to different temperatures, such as when going from outdoors to indoors.

Patch pockets add to its utility. Wear it as a more refined alternative to a hoodie.

Ribbed cuff and hem. Horn buttons.
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Material 100% wool
Made in Canada

You must have ordered a standard size ready-to-wear (RTW) cardigan before placing a custom order. If it fits perfectly, great.

If it doesn't, then at least you will have been able to try on the cardigan and will know what measurements need to be adjusted, instead of trying to extrapolate from a measurement chart. Then you can return the RTW cardigan and order a custom one. Custom orders cannot be returned.

The loose, stretchy knit of the shawl cardigan makes the fit very forgiving. Many customers that thought they needed a custom order found the RTW fit them perfectly.

Frequently asked questions

I live outside of the US. Shipping the RTW cardigan to and from my country will be expensive. Do I have to order the RTW cardigan?

Yes, you have to order the RTW cardigan first.

For example, we charge approximately $40 to ship the cardigan to France. France Post (La Poste) charges approximately €46 to ship the cardigan back to USA. This is a small price to pay for a custom cardigan.

If you don't try the RTW cardigan, there is a significant chance that the fit will not be satisfactory, and then you will have paid $265 ($225 + $40 shipping) for a cardigan that doesn't fit.

I measured a sweater I own to have sleeves 31" long. Your measurement chart says the M sleeve length is 30", so I just need to order a custom cardigan with +1" sleeve. What can go wrong?

In our extensive experience making thousands of sweaters, this often goes wrong. People measure in different ways. A sweater is a three-dimensional garment that stretches. It is not possible to capture all this with measurements.

This is why we require that you try on our RTW cardigan, then you can be confident that it needs e.g. +1" sleeve length.

I understand, but I'm willing to take the risk

Sorry, we cannot. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, so we cannot accept a transaction that is so risky and has a significant chance that the customer will be dissatisfied.

The fit of all our sweaters is slim, similar to H&M and Zara, much slimmer than Polo Custom Fit, Brooks Brothers Slim Fit, Banana Republic, J. Crew and nearly all other US retail brands. No vanity sizing, so select one size larger than what you usually wear in most American brands.

The loose, stretchy knit of the shawl cardigan makes the fit very forgiving. You can also order a custom shawl cardigan with custom measurements.

The sizes do not correspond exactly with our shirts and suits; their rough equivalents are listed below. Measurements are in inches.

Size S only available for shawl cardigan green and navy and through custom order.

Size 3XL only available for shawl cardigan green and through custom order.

Garment weight is the weight of the entire cardigan, to give you an idea of how heavy it is. In short, it's heavy.

Shawl cardigan size S M L XL XXL 3XL
Polo size S M L XL XXL
Shirt size 14.5 15 15.75 16.5 17
Jacket size 34-35R 36-37R 38-40R 41-42R 43-44R 45-46R
Sleeve length 29 30 31.5 33 34 36
Chest 17 18 19 20 21 23
Waist 16.5 17.5 18.5 19.5 20.5 22
Body length 24 25 25.5 26 27 28
Garment weight (oz) 31 34 38 39 41 43

As with all wool and cashmere sweaters, machine wash cold on the gentle cycle. Do not dry on a hanger as this will stretch out the shoulders; lay it flat on a towel. After the first wash the garment will shrink about half inch in every dimension, but will not shrink more after that.

Heated drying will cause excessive shrinkage. Avoid dry cleaning, as the chemicals are harsh on natural fibers. It's best to wash your sweaters yourself, but any good cleaner, given these instructions, will suffice.

Store sweaters by folding them. Do not hang on a hanger, as this will stretch out the shoulders.