Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This or That: Fisherman Knits

I'm in the market to update my closet with a couple of sweaters for winter, and have 
always been a fan of this style.  Isabel Marant's version is a real beauty, but at a whopping 
(at least for my budget) $775 there's basically no chance of that mother landing in my 
closet anytime soon.  The other day I was out shopping when Alexa Chung's version caught my eye.
It looks pretty close, is cut to hit just at the hip and has a bit of a shrunken fit like so many of 
the cable knits that are out now.  I do believe that was a rhyme.  I scooped up Alexa's version and think 
it'll be cute with shorts and tights or denim and boots.   

What do you think?  Go big or go home?
ps-Madewell has up to 30% off online starting today!

55 comments:

Katie said...

There's not $775 in my budget for a sweater, so I'd be going with Alexa's version. Looks close enough to me :)

Josie said...

I LOVE the Madewell one! Super cute.
xo Josie
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Miss Caitlin S. said...

Alexa's is very cute!! I like it a lot and yes $775 is not only outta my price range, it's pretty much ridiculous.

Dale said...

OMG, I really like this post and I like the Alexa Chung version a lot. Cable knit sweaters are one of my favorite trends right now.

xoDale
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little bird said...

at $140 it may as well be $775 for me... geez? is there a Gap/F21/H&M knock off version? You know i need sweaters. London in 30days! no joke.

this free bird said...

There was a j.crew one that went on sale for $69.99 but it's sold out now. UGH. I bet H&M has something. Storm the gates bird!

marissa at the boot said...

is it weird that i probably don't even spend $775 on clothes for myself for a whole year? i'm very thrifty, you see. :) nonetheless, the alexa sweater is beautiful!

little bird said...

Just found one at Gap for $60 i think (men's dept) then a much less chunky but very cute Old Navy one for $20! I work at a freakin' mall, all day this black friday. Holy hell. I'm going to die.

little bird said...

Not opposed to wearing men's clothing.

http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=74958&vid=1&pid=869684

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=74748&vid=1&pid=851485&scid=851485062

Eda. said...

Love the knits, especially with a pair of jeans, for a casual chic look

Eda ♥

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Diana Mieczan said...

I really adore the Alexa sweater a lot. Have a fantastic morning, sunshine. xo

Polly said...

Yep Im with you, no way Ill be parting with $775...as much as I would like to. love Fisherman knits though, it really feels like Winter when you are pulling one on.

Joan said...

alexa chung i like the most!

Allison said...

I'm a fan of the cheaper version and 30% off sounds pretty nice too. I've got to make my friend who works at J Crew help me out with the clothing sit.

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh I prefer the Alexa one anyway :D I need a good fisherman sweater...
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

taylor said...

i LOVE the alexa chung version. i've had my eye on it since her collection came out. the texture looks amazing. it makes me want to reach out and touch it! have a great long weekend!

Johanna said...

I actually like Alexa's version better. Is that wrong? It looks more fitted. But yes! Fitted with shorts...squeal it's so cute!

Courtney Erin said...

I think I sort of prefer the Alexa Chung one...but they're both so pretty! And I basically just want to live in sweaters these days so the timing of this post if pretty perfect.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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fshnonmymind said...

I like the Alexa one, but both look great.
There's something along the same vein at Old Navy in case you wanted even more money in your pocket or a different color in that kind of sweater.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

I love a good winter sweater. Just so cozy. If only Santa were real.....

Daisy said...

love these so much! speaking of madewell, I actually saw some there...

briannelee said...

I love the sweater you picked out. Great find!

Jess said...

I actually think I like Alexa's better!! Great find.


Have a fabulous holiday, Carrie!

RosaLovesDC said...

I love the Alexa Chung version. Have you check out Old Navy? I was there earlier in the week and I saw some chunky knits, might be worth checking it out.
Have a fab holiday!

Dancing Branflake said...

Alexa can do no wrong- you did right! I can't wear knits like that- I'm so short and squat I just look like a big ball of yarn. You'll look gorgeous in it with your model body. Can't wait to see it!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Great comparison! (esp since I love the inexpensive version, which makes me love Madewell even more!)

Have a great and Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Ms. Givens said...

You did good Carrie!

Bonnie said...

As much as I adore the Isabel Marant sweater, I think the Alexa Chung is a good substitution. $700 is a lot to spend on a sweater. I can't wait to see how you style it!

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Amber Blue Bird said...

whoa $775 is way too much for that sweater. The Alexa sweater was definitely the way to go.

Ashley said...

Love both of those sweaters, but definitely prefer the price of Alexa Chung's! And thanks so much for the advice on job interview outfits! I will def be putting more effort into picking out accessories to complement the look! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

la petite coquine said...

Confession-I like Alexa's better, too! It's absolutely darling!

Estelle said...

I have wanted a fisherman's sweater for at least a decade. Think I'll finally break down for the Madewell version. So cute and cozy.

Christina Lala Lamz said...

Alexa's version is awesome! There'll be some money left for rent also :D

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Lori said...

I can't imagine spending that much on a sweater ~ you just know that I would drip spaghetti sauce down the front of it or something! I actually bought a similar one last winter ~ I love it with jeans ~ they are a classic aren't they?

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Cute winter shorts and tights will fit perfectly with your new Alexa knit! I love it!

lovealamode said...

Go for the cheapie, if you're anything like me you'll be glad you did when you spill coffee on it the first time you wear it :)

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Agree - the Alexa knit looks close enough. Will be super cute with the shorts and tights. So wish my legs would rock tights and shorts....not so much.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

the Madewell version looks soooo similar and you can't beat the price! I say you made the right choice on this one lady!

Fabrizia said...

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Fabrizia said...

Nice post, I like it so much! And I like your sense of style!!

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taylor said...

just bought the alexa chung sweater, lace shorts, and a hat. you are a bad influence and i kind of love it!xo

Marie a la Mode said...

GO BIG, GO HUGE! I love Fisherman sweaters. Imagine pairing yours with leggings and Hunter wellies! With socks underneath the boots. And a scarf and a jacket = perfection! Happy (American) Thanksgiving to you Carrie! I hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend : )

Marie said...

I'd go for the Alexa knit.:D

Happy Thanksgiving!:D

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Pho W. said...

Love this post, i really like these jumpers!

Love your blog too, im now following :)
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xox

Elle Sees said...

Ooh, I love these sweaters. Makes me feel instantly comfy. I just need cocoa and a fire crackling.

meghan said...

I honestly think the Alexa Chung ones looks more wearable. The Isabel Marant is pretty, but I feel like it would be harder to dress up to wear nicer places...and I feel like you wouldn't pay &775 (hopefully no one would) to have a cozy sweater.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm cheap so I tend to go with the lower priced item lol!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Love both but the Alexa Chung version is pretty awesome and a great price!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, darling! xo

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Both versions are lovely - I'd go for both. Hvae a nice weekend;-)
xx

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

ahh I LOVE the madewell version.. I saw the EXACT same one on sale at beacon's closet in brooklyn a few weeks ago for $25 but it was an XS.. I was so bummed. ugh.

p.s. I'm having a giveaway for an arty-oval style ring if you'd like to check it out. :)
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MT Days & Nights said...

I love them both, but then again Isabel Marant is my one of my FAVORITE designers!!

OneCraftyFox said...

Personally I love the look of the Alexa Chung, and the price works waaaaay better for me :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kara said...

Yes! I love the marant sweater- did you see the one just like that with the multi colored stitches? I want to DIY that so bad :)

She Wore It Well said...

ASOS!!!!!! About the only thing this mortgaged up gal can afford!!

taylorbigler said...

Chunky white sweater with rolled up boyfriend jeans and booties is my outfit of the season. YES, YES, YES.

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