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Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater

Price: $249.00 Sale Price:   $76.99

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Ireland's northernmost county is a land of peat bogs, sandy beaches, and windswept cliffs. In the shadow of the Blue Stack Mountains, the town of Donegal has been renowned for its handwoven wool sweaters for generations. Woven from wool that is flecked with the colors of Irish earth and sky, this comfortable sweater is hand-knit in blocks of tan and peat, charcoal and heather. Lightweight and insulating, wool is one of the most travel-friendly natural fabrics available and shrugs off Donegal's morning mist with ease. Hand-knit in Ireland.

Hand-knit in Ireland.

Hand-wash or dry clean.

In the shadow of the Bluestack Mountains in northwestern Ireland, the town of Donegal has been renowned for its handwoven wool tweed for generations. A skilled weaver, working at a bench loom, could make up to 30 yards of fabric in a day, using home-raised wool that was often dyed using natural and local materials including moss, yellow gorse, and blackberries


Today the town's largest manufacturer of wool tweed is the Magee, Molloy & McNutt factory, which presides over Donegal's town center in a large redbrick building. The fabric is prized by the largest international fashion houses as well as tourists looking for an authentic piece of highest quality Irish artisanry. About 25 local craftsmen still work on hand looms in their homes, filling the demand for the bespoke look of a well-tailored tweed suit or cap.


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Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (6)
  • Warm (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Breathable (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (6)
    • Everyday (4)
    • Travel (4)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        83% 

        (5 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        80% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        67% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (5), Comfort-oriented (4), Classic style (3), High-end shopper (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    5.0

    Everything as advertised.

    By Bob

    from Lpng Island, New York

    About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Outdoorsmen

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • High Quality
    • Stylish
    • Versatile
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Sleeves Long For Size

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Everyday
    • Hiking
    • Travel

    Comments about Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater:

    This sweater is everything that is advertised. It is warm comfortable and great for the reason I bought it, hiking. The quality is top notch. The sleeves are a little long for the size, but I just roll them up no biggie and it still looks great.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too long
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Need long arms

    By DFPA

    from Philadelphia PA

    About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • High Quality
    • Warm

    Cons

    • Poorly Sized

    Best Uses

    • Casual Wear
    • Cold Weather
    • Travel

    Comments about Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater:

    A nicely made sweater, but I found the Large improperly sized. Let me preface by saying I own other National Geographic handmade Irish, Scottish, etc. sweaters--always Large and they generally fit me fine. This sweater's Large in sleeve length is more like a XXL. Way too long for anyone but Lurch. The body is also on the longish side but acceptable. Strangely the width is a bit tight in comparison to my other Larges. I thought the neckline was too wide for my personal taste and, again, in comparison to other sweaters I've bought through Nat Geo. In any case, I decided I did not want to wear it with the sleeves turned up 4+ inches, so I returned it. Bottom line it cost me $16 shipping and $9 return postage to try it on--a real waste of $25.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small
    • Length:
    • Feels too long
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too long
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Naturally Flecked

    By Rebel! Rebel!

    from ontario, canada

    About Me Comfort-oriented, Practical, Quality shopper, Unique

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Gorgeous color
    • High Quality
    • Versatile
    • Warm
    • Washes Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Travel

      Comments about Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater:

      I have to agree with the sentiments of one of your other reviewers. I LOVE this sweater! I should tell you that I am a female, a mother of two sons, and I bought three of these sweaters, one for each of us. I have quite a collection of sweaters from National Geographic. I love wool sweaters that look, or are, handmade. The yarn here is substantial, the colors are gorgeous, peat moss brown, tan, charcoal, and heather grey, all with natural flecks of color throughout. The wool is soft Merino wool, the sweater, made in Ireland. I did not find it to be itchy at all. I wouldn't be able to wear it if it were. There is no reason for a woman not to buy this sweater, you can't find women's sweaters like this. My sons love it too! As for the "burlap smell" my sweaters had that too, but it completely disappeared after washing. If you are going to hand wash, do it carefully, in cold water, no agitation. Mine had no shrinkage. Honestly, beautiful sweater, makes me yearn for spring!

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Happy

      By Jim

      from Three Rivers, MI

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • High Quality
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Everyday

        Comments about Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater:

        I wear this sweater instead of a coat in cold weather. Very warm, and I like how it looks; unique.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sheer Pleasure

        By primonoel

        from adelaide,south australia

        About Me Classic, Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • High Quality
        • Stylish
        • Versatile
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Travel

          Comments about Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater:

          I was initially attracted by the superb design: blocks of earthy colours complementing each other with simple elegance. For two days I returned to your catalogue,sending the image to family and friends and asking what they thought. The response was unanimous.This is a sweater from heaven. Beyond unconsidered ecstasy ,I took the precaution of checking measurements. The result is a perfect fit,and a real sense of well-being in wearing it.As for its uses ,I would take it to bed if not discouraged. Reviewer Number *1 must have an unfortunate experience with burlap. To me it smells as fresh as clean air. Perfection

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Handwoven and informal

          By Friend of alpacas

          from Alexandria, VA

          About Me Classic, High-end shopper, Irish heritage, Practical, Prefer authenticity

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Excellent with jeans
          • High Quality
          • Very informal appearance
          • Very rustic look and feel
          • Warm

          Cons

          • Fabric Pills
          • Smells a bit like burlap

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Outdoor work
          • Relax around home

          Comments about Men's Irish Donegal Tweed Sweater:

          I use this heavyweight sweater around home on weekends when doing chores. Sweater is too rustic for office wear. Two issues: 1) Sweater smells a bit like burlap; and, 2) Sweater pills very badly. On the other hand, this item looks and feels 'like the real thing' - handmade Irish country sweater.

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          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length

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