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  2.                     FAIR ISLE
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  6. This is a big guide on where to get fair isle stuff (knitwear, scarves and gloves), the guide is focused on the european market and for 100% wool items. At the end I'll list some places where you could also get them in the US. The stuff will be listed from lower to higher prices. 99% of the stuff listed is made in Europe. You could also find some other items on Rakuten, Amazon, Nordstrom and big retailers.
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  9. KNITWEAR:
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  12. Janes Meade: Prices range from 60 to 80€, available at their official store
  13. -Janes Meade website (https://www.jamesmeade.com/Search/fairisle)
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  16. Peter Christian: Available at their website for around 80€:
  17. -Peter Christian website (https://www.peterchristian.co.uk/mens-knitwear)
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  20. Gents Clothing: available through this stockist at 85€, they have few designs:
  21. -Balmoral Mill (https://www.balmoralmill.com/product-category/gents-clothing/?filter_style=heritage-range)
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  24. Darcy Clothing: available at their site from 60 to 110€, mostly all of what they offer are slipovers:
  25. -Darcy Clothing website (https://www.darcyclothing.com/shop/knitwear/)
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  28. We are Rushworth: available through their sites, makes slipovers with prices between 80-115€:
  29. -We are Rushworth website (https://www.wearerushworth.com/shop/for-him/tanktops-for-him/)
  30. -Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/es/shop/WeAreRushworth?page=1#items)
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  33. Guernsey Woolens: They have a fair isle model in a guernsey sweater shape for 110€:
  34. -Guernsey Woolens website (https://www.guernseywoollens.com/collections/jumpers)
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  37. Brora: available at their site for around 115€:
  38. -Brora website (https://www.brora.co.uk/men/knitwear)
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  41. Barbour: They usually release different models each year annd the prices range from 50€ in sale up to 120€, I´ll list some websites where you can usually find them:
  42. -Endclothing (https://www.endclothing.com/gb/brands/barbour?department=Knitwear)
  43. -Idleman (https://theidleman.com/collections/barbour)
  44. -Country attire (https://www.countryattire.com/shop-by-brand/barbour-790.html?gender=2)
  45. -Outdoor and Country (https://www.outdoorandcountry.co.uk/shop-by-brand/barbour/barbour-sweaters-cardigans-jumpers-knitwear/barbour-fairisle-sweaters.sub)
  46. -Stuarts London (https://www.stuartslondon.com/knitwear-c4/crew-neck-jumpers-c12/barbour-m5)
  47. -JulesB (https://www.julesb.co.uk/menswear-c1/mens-knitwear-c9/barbour-m819)
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  50. Charles Tyrwitt: they usually release 2 models per year with prices in sales at around 60€ and up to 120€.
  51. -Charles Tyrwitt website (https://www.ctshirts.com/eu/mens-knitwear/?prefn1=season&prefn2=status&currentPageNum=4&prefv1=SS19|AW18|SS18|AW17|SS17|AW16|SS16&prefv2=new|continuity|terminal&sz=83&start=0)
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  54. Scotweb/Clan: they usually have slipovers at prices around 120€, available directly through their site:
  55. -Scotweb website (https://www.scotweb.co.uk/mens-wear/knitwear)
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  58. Campbells of Beauly: they are releasing more models every year in different formats, prices are around 110-150€:
  59. -Campbells of beauly website (https://www.campbellsofbeauly.com/shop/?swoof=1&product_cat=knitwear)
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  62. Harley of Scotland: They are harder to find, they usually release their stuff for JCrew, prices depend on the item and the stockist (35-250€), some places where you might find them:
  63. -JCrew (https://www.jcrew.com/es/r/search/?N=0&Nloc=en&Ntrm=fair%20isle&Nsrt=&Npge=1&Nrpp=60)
  64. -Bosie (https://www.bosie.co/january-stock-sale)
  65. -The Corner Gallery (https://www.thecornergallery.co.uk/men)
  66. -Hansen's Clothing (https://hansensclothing.com/sweaters/?_bc_fsnf=1&brand=214)
  67. -Dicks Edimburg (https://dicks-edinburgh.co.uk/collections/harley-of-scotland/men)
  68. -Oldbyre (https://www.oldbyre.co.uk/men-knitwear.irc?brand=3000166)
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  71. Beams Plus: Available sometimes at some european stockists, they are harder to find and some items may be Made in Japan, price may vary between 80€ in sales and 160€:
  72. -Endclothing (https://www.endclothing.com/gb/brands/beams-plus?department=Knitwear)
  73. -Morrison (https://www.morrison.be/brands/beams.html)
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  76. Oldfield Clothing: Mostly all are slipovers and the price range is 120-160€:
  77. -Oldfield Clothing website (https://www.oldfieldclothing.com/collections/fair-isle)
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  80. AeroLeather Clothing: you can get slipovers and sweaters for 120-140€:
  81. -Aeroleather website (http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/products.php?cat=aerocloth&sub=aknit)
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  84. Jamieson's of Shetland: You can find their sweaters in the following stockists for around 120-160€, they re-stock like twice a year
  85. -Endclothing (https://www.endclothing.com/gb/brands/jamieson-s-of-shetland)
  86. -Dicks Edimburg (https://dicks-edinburgh.co.uk/collections/jamiesons-of-shetland)
  87. -Great English (https://www.greatenglish.co.uk/product-category/clothing/mens/)
  88. -The Corner Gallery (https://www.thecornergallery.co.uk/men)
  89. -They usually get released by Cordings and Sierra1940 with their own label.
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  92. Howlin: You can find it at the following places and they dont release fair isles every year, the prices range from 120€ to 200€:
  93. -Endclothing (https://www.endclothing.com/gb/brands/howlin-by-morrison?department=Knitwear)
  94. -Morrison (https://www.morrison.be/brands/howlin.html)
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  97. William Lockie: Available at different stockists with prices ranging from 150 to 200€:
  98. -Quality Shop (https://www.quality-shop.com/en/brands/william-lockie/)
  99. -A.Hume (https://www.ahume.co.uk/william-lockie-m10/mens-c4/lambswool-merino-wool-and-camelhair-t578)
  100. -JulesB (https://www.julesb.co.uk/william-lockie-m924)
  101. -They usually get released by Cordings and Sierra1940 with their own label.
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  104. Michael Ross: They have lots of patterns and you´ll only find them in the following places, prices range from 140 to 200€:
  105. -Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/es/shop/michaelrossknitwear?section_id=22265994)
  106. -Original Blues (https://www.originalblues.co.uk/michael-ross-mens-409-c.asp)
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  109. Orkney Knitwear: various designs at around 150-160€ in their website
  110. -Judith Glue (https://www.judithglue.com/search?q=fair+isle)
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  113. The Crofthouse of Scotland: they have a bunch of shawl collar fair isles at about 180€:
  114. -Crofthouse website (https://www.thecrofthouse.com/mens-knitwear/knitwear-scottish-wool-mens.html)
  115. -Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCroftHouse?section_id=20163853)
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  118. Eribe: available at their website and others for around 230€, waistcoasts are around half the price:
  119. -Eribe website (http://www.eribe.com/uk/shop/mens)
  120. -Iona Craft Shop (https://www.ionacraftshop.com/collections/menswear)
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  123. Anderson&Co: available at their website for 230 to 350€:
  124. -ShetlandKnitwear (https://www.shetlandknitwear.com/product-category/all-over-fair-isle-jumpers/)
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  127. Mati Ventrillon: available at their websites for more than 350€:
  128. -Mati Ventrillon website (https://www.mativentrillon.co.uk/artisans/round-neck-jumper)
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  132. US MARKET: You can usually find fair isle sweaters in the following providers, many times they are imported from Europe:
  133. -LandsEnd (30-120€)
  134. -Jcrew (40-190€)
  135. -Abercrombie (40-120€)
  136. -Original Penguin (50-150€)
  137. -Vineyard Vines (90-150€)
  138. -KJP (100-200€, probably not 100% wool)
  139. -Brooks Brothers (90-250€)
  140. -Polo Ralph Lauren (100-400€)
  141. -Gant (100-250€)
  142. -Ben Silver (100-200€)
  143. -O'Connels Clothing (200-300€)
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  149. GLOVES
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  152. Jamieson's of Shetland: they release leather gloves through some stockists at around 70-115€:
  153. -Sierra1940 (https://www.sierra1940.com/index.php/id/90/)
  154. -Chester Jefferies (https://www.chesterjefferies.co.uk/mens-leather-gloves/mens-casual-gloves/)
  155. -Great English (https://www.greatenglish.co.uk/product-category/clothing/accessories/)
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  160. SCARVES
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  163. Robert Mackie of Scotland: You can find some items at amazon, prices are around 20-40€
  164. -Heritage of Scotland (https://www.heritageofscotland.com/shop/men/scarves)
  165. -Amazon (various links)
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  168. Louise Wedderburn: you can get them at their website for 35-40€:
  169. -Louise Wedderburn website (http://www.louisewedderburn.co.uk/product-category/knits/scarves/)
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  172. Oldbyre: available at their website for around 40€:
  173. -Oldbyre website (https://www.oldbyre.co.uk/men-gloves-and-scarves.irc)
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  176. Alan Santry: you can obtain them through their website and through some other stockists, prices range from 40 to 70€:
  177. -Alan Santry website (http://www.alansantry.co.uk/browse/c-Scarves-1/)
  178. -Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alan-Santry/b/ref=w_bl_sl_ap_ap_web_12107027031?ie=UTF8&node=12107027031&field-lbr_brands_browse-bin=Alan+Santry)
  179. -Old Scholl Beauly (https://oldschoolbeauly.com/collections/alan-santry-knitwear)
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  182. Gilbert Wilson of Hawick: harder to obtain online, you might need to contact the following stockists, prices are 40-80€:
  183. -CaledoniaLifestyle (http://caledonialifestyle.com/product-category/mens/)
  184. -LuxuryScarfShop (https://www.luxuryscarfshop.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=12)
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  187. The Great English Outdoors: they offer sometimes some scarves for around 50€:
  188. -Great English (https://www.greatenglish.co.uk/product-category/clothing/accessories/)
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  191. Orkney Knitwear: various designs at around 50-60€ in their website
  192. -Judith Glue (https://www.judithglue.com/search?q=fair+isle)
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  195. The Crofthouse of Scotland: many scarves available, but the pattern doesnt cover the full scarf, most of them at around 60€:
  196. -Crofthouse website: https://www.thecrofthouse.com/mens-knitwear/accessories-gloves-hat-scarf-socks-fairisle-wool/scarves.html
  197. -Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCroftHouse?section_id=20081539)
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  200. Scotweb/Clan: you can get them at their website for around 60-90€:
  201. -Scotweb website (https://www.scotweb.co.uk/mens-wear/scarves-and-gloves/woollen-scarves)
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  204. Fairisleroma: its an etsy creator which offers a couple of designs for 70-100€:
  205. -Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/es/shop/fairisleRona?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=646955553)
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  208. Jamieson's of Shetland: you can get them through different stockists at around 100-140€:
  209. -Sierra1940 (https://www.sierra1940.com/index.php/id/95/claves/Sierra%20Fair%20Isle and https://www.sierra1940.com/index.php/id/93)
  210. -Endclothing (https://www.endclothing.com/gb/brands/jamieson-s-of-shetland)
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  213. Beams Plus: you can obtain them for 70-150€:
  214. -Endclothing (https://www.endclothing.com/gb/brands/beams-plus?department=Scarves)
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  221.                 NORWEGIAN FISHERMAN SWEATERS
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  224. This kind of sweater was made popular in the US by LLBean with the release of the Norwegian Sweater, its inspired by norwegian fishermen sweaters which have a solid color background and a pattern on top called Birdseye. Since availability and shipping/tariffs might be difficult in Europe, here is a list of places and brands where you can get them:
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  227. AranSweaterMarket: The famous aran sweater knitwear manufacturer also makes a norwegian sweater, available at their website for around 60-80€:
  228. -Aransweatermarket website: https://www.aransweatermarket.com/norwegian-sweater
  229. -Glenaran: https://www.glenaran.com/gents-sweaters?sort=featured&page=3
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  232. Balmoral Mill Knitwear: Available for around 90-100€:
  233. -Balmoral Mill (https://www.balmoralmill.com/product/lerwick-fishermans-knit-pullover/)
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  236. Peter Christian: available through their own website for 110€, the pattern is slightly different to the original ones:
  237. -Peter Christian website (https://www.peterchristian.co.uk/mens-knitwear?cat=344)
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  240. Norlender: A norwegian brand which offers these sweaters for around 190€, available at many stockists:
  241. -Norlender website (https://norlender.no/shop-men/svalbard-374)
  242. -Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Norlender-Norwegian-Svalbard-Fisherman-Sweater/dp/B01994XNVK)
  243. -Bosuns Locker Chandlery (https://bosunslockerchandlery.co.uk/products/norlender-svalbard-men-s-jumper-traditional-norwegian-knitwear-100-wool)
  244. -Norwegian Sweaters (https://www.norwegiansweaters.com/traditional-fishermans-wool-pullover.html)
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  251.                     SHAGGY DOG
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  254. These sweaters were originally made by JPress in the US, by brushing a shetland sweater with cardoons. JPress shaggy dogs and their collabs with other brands suck as Rowing Blazers, are always above 200$ and when you include shipping and tariffs, you are close to the 300€. You can obtain this soft sweaters for cheaper in the EU.
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  257. Shetland Woolen Co: brand from Scotland, has a big variety for around 100-125€, you can find them on sale easily for around 70€, available through this stockists:
  258. -Northern Fells (https://www.northern-fells.com/collections/shetland-woollen-co)
  259. -Idleman (https://theidleman.com/collections/shetland-woollen-co)
  260. -AlwaysinColour (https://alwaysincolour.com/collections/shetland-woollen-co)
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  263. Harley of Scotland: available through Bosie for around 110€, some other retailers might have some shaggy style sweaters, but it is not common:
  264. -Bosie (https://www.bosie.co/january-stock-sale/harley-of-scotland-shetland-1-z6dzn-bfw8e)
  265. -Hansen's Clothing (https://hansensclothing.com/sweaters/?_bc_fsnf=1&brand=214)
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  268. Howlin: They make sometimes brushed shaggy dogs under the name "shaggy bear" for around 125€.
  269. -Morrison website (https://www.morrison.be/categories/shaggy-bear.html)
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  272. Last of England: They have a couple colours available for 125€:
  273. -Last of England website (https://lastofengland.co.uk/shop/)
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  276. In Rakuten you can also find others made by brands that seem to operate in the japanese market such as James Charlotte and Peter Blance. You can find the first 2 brands listed too.
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