Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tippi cardigan and Painters tee

I ordered Tippi cardigan and Painter Boatneck Tee as ride alongs to get free shipping on some sale items, plus I was curious how they fit.

Painter boatneck tee in stripe

Size Medium
I would say the Painter boatneck tee in stripe fits TTS. I am in between Small and Medium and this one is quite fitted in Medium, so I would not size down. I liked the weight of slub cotton, it was not see through and it felt very soft. I like this shirt much better than more pricey one that I ordered from Chance. The gold buttons are a nice touch. I agree with a copy that you can wear it alone and layered. I would love to get it on sale at one point but I think I have enough stripes. Still, I don't have any Red stripes....

Stripes Overload!!!
Also, see Cate's review of an orange version HERE.

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Tippi cardigan
Tippi cardigan
The Tippi cardigan has a basic shape and TTS fit. I ordered a Medium and this is the size I would get.  It is quite fitted when buttoned but it still has some room, which I like in sweaters. It does not suffer from the 'skinny arms' syndrome. I was surprised how soft the knit felt, almost like cashmere. I always thought most merino sweaters are too scratchy for my comfort but not this one. Of course I was trying it with a long sleeve shirt underneath, so maybe that's why?

Size Medium
The fit is nothing special, but if you need a basic navy cardigan and you are not afraid of 'uniform vibe', I highly recommend. It is on my list for the fall.  Strangely enough, I don't have a basic wool navy cardigan and I consider it nice alternative to cashmere, cheaper and less pill prone. The length seems versatile and it should go well with both trousers and dresses/skirts.

Very nice basic

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That's all folks!

Do you like Tippi cardigan? How about painter tee?

Please share, it would be no fun without you!!! 

22 comments:

  1. I got the neon boatneck tee in xs which is my size in most JC shirts but I found it to be too tight and went to a S. LOVE the red stripes :)

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    1. Thank you, so it is not just me :)

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  2. I love anything with stripes! :) you look great in your outfit.

    I wish Singapore has 4 seasons instead of just summer all year round. :) then I can wear multiple layers like all of you! :)

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    1. But then you never get cold and winter...

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  3. Do you own a Jackie cardigan? Can you comment on what is the difference between Jackie cardi and Tippi Cardi?

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    1. I don;t own a Jackie but I think Tippi is shorter, long sleeves as oppose to 3/4 sleeves, merino wool as opposed to cotton/poly blend and less fitted in sleeves and maybe the body too.

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  4. I like the painter tee, but I have too many stripes. I don't have any red stripes, but I am all striped out right now and not even wearing the stripes I have.

    I will try the Tippi cardigan if I see it in store, but i don't think I will go out of my way to find it. I like J. Crew's merino wool, but I don't know if I need another cardigan. The Tippi could fill a niche for me, though, since it looks longer than my other winter cardigans. If I see it in another color, I will probably fall for it.

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    1. Stripes overload here as well :)
      I liked the length of the Tippi.

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  5. I really like the boatneck painter stripe tee...very cute!

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  6. I really like the tshirt and will be anxious to see it in real life!

    I heard you are going to the concept store - pictures, pictures, pictures!!!!

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    1. If you are not striped out you will like this tee, I think.

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  7. AJC
    One thing I know about is wool! Nothing is better and stronger than a fine merino. It is my absolute favorite. I wear it 3 seasons out of the year, because as you know, it is far too humid here to wear any wool in the summer. Although cashmere is plush and has loft, as you noted it pills ( far worse than merino) and I find that sometimes, it is too warm for me. I have always found JCrew merino to be great, although I prefer the non-"featherweight" version. I always was my woolens- I hate dry- cleaning chemicals- and the merino sweaters come out like new.
    I like the red striped combination on you- very Provence!
    Pat

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    1. Pat, ITA! I loved the feel of this Tippi cardi. I was going to get a cashmere cardi but I think I will get two Tippis instead.

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  8. I really like the fit of that Tippi Cardigan on you...it might just turn out to be the perfect replacement for my favorite old black merino cardi that is faded and tired now.

    PS - I have been trying to leave comments on your blog (and others) for 2 weeks and they keep disappearing! We'll see if this one sticks :p

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    1. I think you will like it Whitney.
      Thanks for being persistent with the comments. This one stayed!

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  9. I love both on you. The Tippi will be on my Fall list as it pours in the winter and I find merino keeps you warm. I received the scout chinos today and anchor blouse. I tucked the blouse in and put the Madewell belt with it. Once again you've styled me from head to toe.
    Thanks again and I see you're back in the bathroom !!

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    1. Hehe Marsha, my husband always ask me why women often go together to the bathrooms? Why, to take pictures of their outfits, of course. Mystery of life explained!

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  12. Wow! Wow! And Wow! It’s truly an honor. Thank you so much! I’m new to this and working hard to get out there. La Vie

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