Rated 5 out of 5 by Snger123 Large fur collar
I grabbed this sweater as well as another furred-collar sweater to compare and contrast. This striped cardi is richly thick and I appreciate the smooth line of the zipper (as opposed to buttons). The small size worked well for me, since I tend to layer cardis with sleeveless tops underneath. If, however, I wanted to wear long sleeves under this sweater, I would need to size it up. (For reference, I am 5'8" 135 lbs, 34-B). The reason I didn't bring this sturdy sweater home, however, was the collar. On me, it was much plumper and furrier than the photo above, and seemed to evoked images of snow people from the Great North.
December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by albinomocha Surprisingly nice!
I ordered this expecting to return it but I'm so glad I ordered it as I'll be keeping it! The faux fur collar is unbelievably soft and cozy. I'm not a fur person, faux or otherwise, but the softness of it sold me. The collar is actually more substantial looking in-person than it does in the picture online. The sleeves are too long for me but I have short arms and am only 4'10.5". It is cut bigger than a normal XS sweater as it is meant to be a sweater jacket; because of the fur collar, I don't see myself wearing this piece as a regular indoor sweater. It is 70% wool and I was pretty impressed with how soft the knit is; it's not itchy at all. The colors are exactly as it looks online.
January 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by bummed so glad i tried this on
i wouldn't have believed how soft the faux fur is on this if i hadn't tried it on. i hate the coarse, cheap faux fur that's been ending up on a lot of trendy clothing lately but this is in a whole other league. the XS is a little big on me but it's so cozy that they may have oversized this intentionally. the length is good and the sleeves aren't short on me like they appear to be on the model - and i have long arms and sleeves are often too short on me, the shoulder seams hit below my narrow shoulders, as they do on the model, giving this sweater a cute relaxed and loungy look, the design would have been improved with a double zipper, angled pocket entry (instead of perfectly horizontal), and a slightly more fitted shape but honestly, i put this on the moment it arrived and i love it. the softness and the colors are exactly what i want in a big winter sweater. note that the purl side of the stitches are on the outside and may be vulnerable to snags.
January 23, 2013