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Men's wool cardigan sweater, 'Aran Legacy' - Irish Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan Curate

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Aran Legacy Irish Aran Shawl-collar Cardigan

In just a century since they first appeared, the textured wool sweaters of the... more

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In just a century since they first appeared, the textured wool sweaters of the Aran Islands have become “as tenacious an international symbol of Ireland as the harp and shamrock,” writes fashion historian Deirdre McQuillan. It wasn’t until the home crafts movement in the early 1900s that Aran’s distinctive patterns became known around the world. Today, from tourist shops to fashion shows, one can find sweaters based on stitches that were invented by grandmothers and great-grandmothers only a few generations ago.

  • 0.86 kgs
  • 1.9 lbs
  • Garment Measurements
  • Natural, XXL: 76.2 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 134.6 cm Bust/chest x 88.9 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Natural, XXL: 30" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 53" Bust/chest x 35" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Natural, XL: 73.7 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 127 cm Bust/chest x 86.4 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Natural, XL: 29" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 50" Bust/chest x 34" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Natural, L: 71.1 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 119.4 cm Bust/chest x 83.8 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Natural, L: 28" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 47" Bust/chest x 33" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Charcoal, XXL: 76.2 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 134.6 cm Bust/chest x 88.9 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Charcoal, XXL: 30" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 53" Bust/chest x 35" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Charcoal, XL: 73.7 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 127 cm Bust/chest x 86.4 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Charcoal, XL: 29" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 50" Bust/chest x 34" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Charcoal, L: 71.1 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 119.4 cm Bust/chest x 83.8 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Charcoal, L: 28" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 47" Bust/chest x 33" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Charcoal, M: 68.6 cm Length (from high-point shoulder) x 111.8 cm Bust/chest x 81.3 cm Sleeve (center neck to cuff)
  • Charcoal, M: 27" Length (from high-point shoulder) x 44" Bust/chest x 32" Sleeve (center neck to cuff)

  • 100% wool
  • Features a button closure
  • Dry clean only
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Ireland.
  • Ships fast from USA.

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03/13/2013

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"It is good workmanship"

This is oversize. I ordered medium, but looks like extra large. It was too big for my Freind who wears large

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06/04/2014

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"Beautiful Sweater!"

I bought this as a gift for my husband and just received it today. He tried it on and it fit him perfectly AND he loves it! This versatile sweater has both met and exceeded my expectations and is all the more valuable because it is a hand knit product from Ireland and the purchase supports National Geographic. Thank you to National Geographic for offering this beautifully-made, traditional garment. I believe it will wear extremely well and my husband will receive years of use from it.

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09/28/2012

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"Aran is as good as it gets"

Warm and stylish on those cool fall eveings or sitting around the fire readng a book.

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01/03/2016

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"surprising thin"

Appeared less material than in photo. Felt like too many "holes", so could see through it in many places. Didn't like. Would not recommend.

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01/23/2013

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"Men's Aran Shawl-collar Cardian Stinks"

Not sure I will be able to use product without multiple dry cleaning cycles and it is not yet clear if that will work.

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02/06/2014

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"Sizes don't match up"

I liked the sweater, but the thing was way too small. I would think that a XXL would be plenty big enough for me, because I usually wear an XL. I couldn't even get the sweater on it was so small. It was probably truer to size L.

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02/14/2012

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"Beautiful sweater, but what's "Aran?""

I bought this for a dear sweet man who is suffering from cancer. He's generally chilly in his big house, so this will keep him warm.

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02/05/2014

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"Great sweater - warm & comfortable"

Love this sweater! Very warm and comfortable. The size fits exactly as listed. Very versatile - It can be worn with ties in the office or with jeans and casual shirts for every day wear around the house. I've worn it both at the office and at casual family gatherings & have gotten multiple compliments on it. Perfect for these chilly Minnesota winter evenings.

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03/09/2014

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"Exactly what my husband wanted"

It's been a cold winter and my husband often works from home writing in a cold place in the house. This sweater was REALLY helpful this year.

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08/19/2014

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"Nice product"

Nice sweater, but too small, had to return for larger size haven't heard back from NG so far.

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01/05/2012

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"Nice Sweater!"

The sweater is beautiful, but a little true to size. Order it a size larger for comfort.

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01/30/2016

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"shipping postage to much, returns impossible"

I FIND IT TO DIFFICULT OT PURCHASE CLOTHING FROM THIS COMPANY, SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO HIGH, RETURN POLICE AND POSTAGE FEE'S TO HIGH, SIZES RUN HUGE. NOT CUSTOMER FRIENDLY

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12/04/2015

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"outstanding product"

have worn it to concerts and plays. always get compliments.

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12/31/2016

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"A great cardigan"

I've bought 3 of them, one as a gift. The charcoal one is a bit more practical because it's less likely to show smudges/pet hair, etc., that you have to deal with daily. I did wear the natural color cardigan to an indoor/outdoor holiday party and I never felt too warm or cold. The cardigan is my go-to outerwear for plane travel and walking the dog when it's cold or foggy.

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12/26/2011

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"Very well made in Ireland; a classic!"

This is a classic sweater in the button up cardigan style, made in Ireland by Carraig Donn, a highly regarded maker of Aran sweaters and other wool garments. It's highly versatile: It can be worn with a dress shirt and tie in all but formal business environments, yet it looks equally good with a black T-shirt and jeans. The sweater is 100% wool. As such, it has the best properties of wool, such as warmth and moisture-wicking. I find it ideal for use in the 35-55 degree Farenheit range, with no jacket on top of the sweater. (For lower temperatures, a jacket over it would work fine). Note that it does not have any man-made fibers such as acrylic or nylon; some makers make their sweaters with 10-20% of these fibers to lower costs, but they also can have the advantage of adding strength or helping a sweater keep its form. Bottom line: Very high quality, made with nothing but pure new wool -- but you do have to treat it nicely (dry cleaning is best, as is keeping it folded and away from moths!) The only (minor) negatives about this item are: Because it's 100% new wool, it is a bit itchy against exposed skin - but not a problem at all so long as you wear long sleeves underneath. Also, the buttoms are resin. Hardwood would make it a real classic, but also much more expensive and the resin buttons are almost indistinguishable from hardwood unless you examine them closely. All in all, a very nice item that you won't easily find unless you travel to Ireland. It's worth the price, as it will probably last 10 or 15 years if you take care of it.

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05/09/2014

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"Outrageous shipping and handling-$53.90"

Due to the outrageous shipping and handling charges; I have no product comments.

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11/05/2010

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"Nice Sweater"

Nice sweater. Too bad it doesn't come in my size xxl

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01/10/2012

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"Aran Island wool products--first class"

A wonderful product. Color perfect for product. Great style and comfortable. More versatility than a normal sweater. This would look proper with a shirt a tie for many functions.

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02/03/2015

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"Wonderful Warmth"

I love this sweater. I ordered it in the natural color (an unusual choice for me) and I love it.

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04/16/2014

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"Husband Loves This Sweater!"

My husband is thrilled with this sweater - so much so that I bought another one in another color for him! He has received a number of compliments when wearing his new sweater this winter.

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08/18/2016

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"i am very happy with my sweater. just the right weight ."

I bought this sweater to wear in Santa Fe on those cool days and nights in the mountains. I was pleased to see the sweater was breathable and medium weight so one can layer clothing under it so you are warm and not to hot. being to hot can be worse than being to cold if you have ever experienced that feeling with sweaters.

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04/08/2016

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"I loved it but it was too boxy..."

I bought this for my weekend "boyfriend" sweater and the sleeves were too long and didn't fit proportionately. If I had went up a size, the sleeves would have been even longer :( I really wanted this to work!

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03/27/2015

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"sweater was everything I hoped it would"

Shipped quickly. Wonderful sweater.

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12/02/2011

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"Size Chart is not accurate."

I want to order this sweater, but my husband's chest size is at least a 40. On the size chart the chest size only goes up to something in the 20's. Can't believe this would be for a Man. Plus the arm length is too long. Could they be reversed? In addition, the XXL size is cut off. I am afraid to order without knowing the correct measurements for size.

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02/05/2015

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"I Love the sweater"

I really enjoy the sweater. It fits very well and feels to be of very high quality. I have paid a lot more for less sweater before. Enjoy

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09/30/2014

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"not true to size"

shipping is ridiculous

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03/27/2015

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"Love this sweater!"

I'm going to get the vest too!

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06/04/2014

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"Beautiful Sweater!"

I bought this as a gift for my husband and just received it today. He tried it on and it fit him perfectly AND he loves it! This versatile sweater has both met and exceeded my expectations and is all the more valuable because it is a product made in Ireland and the purchase supports National Geographic. Thank you to National Geographic for offering this beautifully-made garment. I believe it will wear extremely well and my husband will receive years of use from it.

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03/26/2013

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"Delightful to own"

Shawl does not naturally fold wide

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12/03/2010

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"True to size - Beautiful sweater"

Purchased as a gift for a relative. Very nicely crafted and is a breathable wool sweater - sure to keep him warm but not over heated. Kudos.

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03/06/2013

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"Not that great!"

For the money, I wish I had bought something different. Pockets aren't deep, material is very scratchy, and doesn't button that high.

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12/06/2010

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"Great, Sweater, Comfortable & Beautiful"

Extremely comfortable sweater. Quality is off the hook. National Geographic definitely has chosen a product that is exceptionally made and functional. Beautifully designed, warm and very comfortable. Would not think twice about buying another one for gift. Great for around the office, airplane travel, does not get rumples or that worn look. Wear instead of a sport jacket to change the pace a little. You will be happy you purchased it!

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02/04/2013

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"Too small"

We ordered the medium charcoal color, it was shipped in the white, we sent it back, we got the charcoal, but the medium was too small. We then ordered a large, this was also too small. So now we await an ex large. The medium white one fit just perfectly, I don't understand. Anyway, I ordered this back in NOvember of 2012 for a christmas gift, My husband has NOT been able to wear his christmas gift due to this!

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01/06/2017

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"Disappointed in the Shawl Collar"

I purchased this item for myself - first, in the sleeveless vest and was very happy with the style and open-weave construction. I admired the shawl collar cardigan and purchased it when the price was reduced. Both are great for a casual office wear in that it's a open weave which is atypical of Irish wool sweaters. However, the shawl collar isn't well designed - it doesn't lay properly and keeps creeping up. In my view, there needs to be more attention given to the design and proportion of the shawl collar to make this a truly great sweater.

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