101 thoughts on “Where do I get THICC sweaters for winter that don't cost $300+?

    • Anonymous says:

      I’ve owned several of their sweaters, theyre great. Very warm and thick.
      Just bear in mind they’re a pain to wash. Most people don’t wash them very often tho.

    • Anonymous says:

      https://i.imgur.com/9LVtOMN.jpg

      I’ve owned several of their sweaters, theyre great. Very warm and thick.
      Just bear in mind they’re a pain to wash. Most people don’t wash them very often tho.

      https://i.imgur.com/88FXZ7A.jpg

      You’re doing it all wrong anon. Get this one with the ribbon above your ding dong.

      I got one of theirs but while it fits perfectly everywhere else, it goes down past my waist (like these pics) but doesnt perfectly stay there in motion. It rides up and creates a weird flap. What do?

      • Anonymous says:

        maybe soak it (in cold water) and try gently stretching the bottom hemming so that it stays in place better
        then let it air dry somewhere

  1. Anonymous says:

    The only one I’ve ever found that I actually liked was from Filson and it’s now listed for $600, but I would recommend Pendleton Shetland sweaters and J. Press Shaggy Dog sweaters. They’re not thick, but they are good sweaters. Huckberry sells decent ones for around $200.

  2. Anonymous says:

    if you want the good shit you gotta pay
    https://morrison.be/collections/knitwear-man
    https://us.daleofnorway.com/men/sweater/

  3. Anonymous says:

    https://www.whitestuff.com/search?query=Jumpers%20Mens

    Lots of 100% wool here for about £60ish. Very thick and comfy. Would recommend.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I know that this is super generic, but if it works is going to be the best advice that I can give you.
    Do you have locally or semi locally some kind of small artisanal market?
    I went to one a few years ago and found an old lady that sells hand made wool pieces, by her, for not that much, se pretty much does it as a hobby.
    Now I go to that market at least once an year and buy a piece from her. I’m not trying to flex but my sweater game is pretty strong because of that.
    tldr; search something local, you might find someone that do it for not that much.

    • Anonymous says:

      >heimat
      thank you so much man. I was about to buy an overpriced Inis Meain, and not even the one I liked most because that one was sold out.
      The Meains look kind of thin, which companies tend to do with cashmere and merino, but it’s a bit scummy for that pricetag. Most other suggest brands look too clean.
      The Heimat ones (apart from being a German company, represent mein Neger) aren’t just heavy but also have this somewhat rugged making. It’s like Merz B. Schwanen.

      The revival in German clothing brands is truly a blessing.
      Got some Pike Brothers pants yesterday instead of Carhartt, bought a Merz B Schwanen shirt and scarf, and now I’m getting a Heimat sweater.

      • Anonymous says:

        please let me know if it’s good and let us know your size/the measurements Please :). interesting in this brand too for turtlenecks

        • Anonymous says:

          https://i.imgur.com/Y9oDlx6.jpg

          265 is to me (someone earning minimum wage + tip) rather cheap for a sweater in 2023. It’s as expensive as most American brands for the unit and kilo for kilo cheaper. Artisanal brands are way more expensive. We don’t need to talk about designers, about how much a cashmere sweater costs at LP, BC – how much even better fibers cost.
          I don’t think you can go below 200 without automatically getting at least 20% plastic these days, making the actual wool sweater the same price. You just pay less for the unit and will probably get even less out of it.
          I’m so desensitized with prices in 2023 that everything below 400 is doable.

          […]
          I bought the one of the right. Will report, should arrive on Wednesday, Thursday at the latest. If the thread isn’t up anymore, I’ll make a review thread.

          >If the thread isn’t up anymore, I’ll make a review thread

          So, I got it a few hours ago, wore it to the Café and I have to say I really am a fan. The sweater is heavy, the kind of heavy sweater you’d expect your grandma to make you thirty years ago–when the world was still alright. I get that feeling from the heimat sweaters. The color is mostly dark navy and beige. Looks very natural and reminds me of this Turnbull Asser sweater for 900 I never could buy.
          The wool isn’t anything spectacular. Worth the price but it’s sheep’s wool. Northern Germany sheeps wool afaik. No merino, no cashmere obvi. It keeps you warm, it seems durable and it cost me 265 Euros. That is a win for me.

        • Anonymous says:

          265 is to me (someone earning minimum wage + tip) rather cheap for a sweater in 2023. It’s as expensive as most American brands for the unit and kilo for kilo cheaper. Artisanal brands are way more expensive. We don’t need to talk about designers, about how much a cashmere sweater costs at LP, BC – how much even better fibers cost.
          I don’t think you can go below 200 without automatically getting at least 20% plastic these days, making the actual wool sweater the same price. You just pay less for the unit and will probably get even less out of it.
          I’m so desensitized with prices in 2023 that everything below 400 is doable.

          please let me know if it’s good and let us know your size/the measurements Please :). interesting in this brand too for turtlenecks

          I bought the one of the right. Will report, should arrive on Wednesday, Thursday at the latest. If the thread isn’t up anymore, I’ll make a review thread.

          • Anonymous says:

            […]
            […]
            So, I got it a few hours ago, wore it to the Café and I have to say I really am a fan. The sweater is heavy, the kind of heavy sweater you’d expect your grandma to make you thirty years ago–when the world was still alright. I get that feeling from the heimat sweaters. The color is mostly dark navy and beige. Looks very natural and reminds me of this Turnbull Asser sweater for 900 I never could buy.
            The wool isn’t anything spectacular. Worth the price but it’s sheep’s wool. Northern Germany sheeps wool afaik. No merino, no cashmere obvi. It keeps you warm, it seems durable and it cost me 265 Euros. That is a win for me.

            nta but I would add: I usually wear S/M and I am a solid M or L in Heimat. I have a roll neck and a turleneck of theirs. Really good stuff. Super thick and heavy. I’d concur that the wool is nothing special, but it works a good middle ground between my xbox controller thick Irish sweater from Galway and my Shetland sweaters that are a bit more breezy but form fitting.

    • Anonymous says:

      >heimat
      thank you so much man. I was about to buy an overpriced Inis Meain, and not even the one I liked most because that one was sold out.
      The Meains look kind of thin, which companies tend to do with cashmere and merino, but it’s a bit scummy for that pricetag. Most other suggest brands look too clean.
      The Heimat ones (apart from being a German company, represent mein Neger) aren’t just heavy but also have this somewhat rugged making. It’s like Merz B. Schwanen.

      The revival in German clothing brands is truly a blessing.
      Got some Pike Brothers pants yesterday instead of Carhartt, bought a Merz B Schwanen shirt and scarf, and now I’m getting a Heimat sweater.

      ooh, and they’re pretty short too. might have to cop.

      Yeah, I like switching between a bulletproof sweater like that and a featherlight brushed shetland knit

      heck you gays. I bought a heimat sweater and it’s itchy as heck. Literally unwearable. Returning this shit and getting my 250 euros back.

    • Anonymous says:

      I knit but I have not done a project as big as a sweater yet.
      It’s a very rewarding and meditative hobby, but it takes a lot of time.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Don’t know where you live, but where I live there are a couple small Scottish shops that sell reasonably priced thicc 100% wool sweaters. Pic related is scottishcompany.com

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yo I’m in Texas so it doesn’t really get cold here. What’s a /fashion/ certified cashmere brand for crew or turtlenecks?

    • Anonymous says:

      Search "Shetland" on eBay. Know your measurements, see if stains/holes are in obvious places, make offers on stuff you like.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Check for fiber arts/sheep and wool/crafts fairs near you for really good quality knits without the fashion markup. Around this time of year there’s a lot of them, especially if you live in Burgerland or Canada

  8. Anonymous says:

    Anyone here tried O’Connell’s shetland wool sweaters? I’ve hear some good things, and I’ve gotten khakis from them before that I liked.

  9. Anonymous says:

    how much does a sweater last on you?
    I’ve always used synthetic or blends and they usually start fraying after 1 or 2 winters
    pic rel has 6 years at this point, 70/30 acrylic/wool
    do pure wool sweaters last longer? if so, why? I assume frying is caused by the knitting, not the fabric itself

    • Anonymous says:

      I think it’s related more to how the knit was sewn rather than composition of the yarn. I have plenty of cheap synthetic sweaters, some 50/50 blends, and the ones that look like yours only started looking so after at least 10 years of wear.

        • Anonymous says:

          NTA but wool doesn’t need to be washed very often, if ever, unless you seriously soil it. Washing it (especially in your washer/dryer) reduces lifespan significantly.

          • Anonymous says:

            they’re mostly synthetics or blends with 40% wool at best
            I should probably wash them by hand tho, but I’m too lazy for that

          • Anonymous says:

            Even blends, don’t wash. That’s why blends suck, you can’t wash them because of the wool, but they’re synthetic so they garner a stink pretty easily. Don’t buy any more sweaters that are more than 20% synthetic.

          • Anonymous says:

            yeah, I’m going to get only 100% wool or wool/cashmere at most from now on
            but that’s why I was asking about fraying, since mine always start fraying where the pants pockets are located (both on sleeves and body) and I’m not sure the material is the culprit here

  10. Anonymous says:

    Is Ralph Lauren garbage? I know they’re made in China, but I love some of the styles and I think they suit the person I’m buying for.

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