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Talbot’s Pick of the Week

Pintucked Cardigan, $89.

Yes, another cardigan! The picture doesn’t fully do this one justice. The “pintucks” (which I’d describe more as “tuxedo pleats”) add interest, vertical detail and a dressy touch. The fabric, a very lightweight Merino wool, is quite soft and drapes nicely. The fit is more forgiving through the bust than the Ann Taylor sweaters I tried on recently, and it’s a very flattering piece worn either buttoned or unbuttoned. It will layer nicely. Once you try this on, you’ll want in several colors! (When does my shopping ban start again?)

(Edited to add: I was able to capture the image in green, so have re-posted. I bought one in this color and one in black.)
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26 Comments

  1. September 17, 2009 / 1:00 pm

    Lisa – actually I don’t wear that red color well, but after Talbot’s re-did their website, it’s impossible to grab images in other colors to post. I’m lusting after the green, brown and black colors.

  2. September 17, 2009 / 1:29 pm

    I have been longing for this one as well! Start the ban in october, that seems to be when a lot of others are starting too. Gives you a little time to get a few more staples stocked up:)

  3. September 17, 2009 / 3:16 pm

    I’m making a lot of use of Talbot’s new wish list function to bookmark those items I want later after markdowns.

    I have a gripe on the new websites. The fashion photography shows cardis with matching shells but the shells are nowhere to be found. What’s up with that? You’d think they’d want to up-sell the cardi into a set. Sheesh.

  4. September 17, 2009 / 3:32 pm

    Great color!

  5. Rubiatonta
    September 17, 2009 / 4:07 pm

    Cute cardigan! Hope it’s as nice in person as on the website — though I’m not sure I’d bet on it…

    I went recently into my local Talbot’s to see their “boyfriend” cardi, and was so disappointed at how cheap it looked and felt. Really flimsy knit, too tight in the sleeves, baggy pockets. All for only $69. Bleh. I ended up finding a much nicer sweater at Chico’s, and for less.

  6. September 17, 2009 / 4:52 pm

    Shar – it’s a tempting thought, but in all honesty I already have plenty of staples. But I am probably going to pick up at least one of these.

    metscan – yes, the detailing adds a nice bit of femininity to this one.

    materfamilias – quite nearly so, yes, though not as whimsical as your new cardigan.

  7. September 17, 2009 / 4:54 pm

    Frugal Scholar – that’s true. I’m hoping they’ll do one of their weekend specials (buy 1, get 1 50% off) or something before my size sells out in the colors I want.

    Nancy – yes, I keep forgetting the wishlist is there. Will have to bookmark some items!

    WendyB – your color, totally!

  8. September 17, 2009 / 4:55 pm

    Rubiatonta – actually is was seeing this one in person that got me interested. I never would have given it a second thought just from the website. The fabric is light, but that’s what I like about it, doesn’t feel flimsy, just soft.

  9. September 17, 2009 / 6:31 pm

    Saw it in person too- and in the interesting blue called Mineral, a cool mid-blue. Very classy piece. Does not read as ‘girly’to me… (Finally Talbots are reaching for subtlety.) Just got a 20% off card for stores or online in the mail.

    Do you think you could handwash or in a sweater bag on delicate cycle? Talbots weird re their fabric care- they want you to dryclean cotton shirts. (But then you might have read my recent post abut destroying a very $$$ skirt in the machine!)

  10. September 17, 2009 / 7:51 pm

    I bought this 10 days ago. Very nice in the red, and I’m eyeing other colors, too!

  11. Lisa
    September 17, 2009 / 12:52 pm

    Very nice color. I’m guessing you a have many things you can wear with it.

  12. September 17, 2009 / 8:00 pm

    Duchesse – I was wondering about that blue. They didn’t stock that color at my local store. I’d be hesitant to wash this only because I’d want the pleats to remain nice and flat and sharp. But we don’t need to dryclean this very often, do we?

  13. metscan
    September 17, 2009 / 1:30 pm

    This cardigan is quite girly. I too want my sweaters to have some shape-and more length ( after reading Imogen´s posts).

  14. September 17, 2009 / 8:41 pm

    SewingLibrarian – good to know you’re pleased with it!

  15. Frugal Scholar
    September 17, 2009 / 3:03 pm

    Well, as befits my nom de plume, I’d suggest the frugal way: WAIT. Talbots stuff goes on sale with great rapidity.

    Of course, all the things I was eying on another site have sold out, so maybe retailers are stocking less this year.

    That red color is great for me, by the way. So I’ll be keeping my eye on that sweater too.

  16. September 17, 2009 / 10:07 pm

    tishjett – why yes, it does. 😉 (That’s one of the colors I’m considering.)

    Lisa – some might disagree, but I’m with you and tish on never too much black.

  17. September 17, 2009 / 11:01 pm

    I saw this in the store and it was fab-u-lous! The detail on the front lays nice and flat and is very well made and you are right, it fits well. I liked it in the green color but was not sure it went so well with my skin tone. But the red…oh my!

  18. September 18, 2009 / 3:45 am

    Bonjour Madame – don’t know if they had in your store, but there’s also a pretty blue color.

  19. Lisa
    September 17, 2009 / 10:01 pm

    I agree with Tish….you can never have too much black!

  20. September 18, 2009 / 7:50 pm

    Add a skinny black belt and that look is so me.
    My office is always freezing so I can’t own enough cardigan sweaters.

  21. Sher
    September 18, 2009 / 1:48 pm

    Deja, green would be a perfect color for you.

  22. La Belette Rouge
    September 18, 2009 / 4:59 pm

    This is a fantastic sweater. So happy to have a friend who is cardi-addicted too!

  23. September 21, 2009 / 12:50 am

    Are you paid by the companies you cite to feature their goods? Or do you just do this for general information, uncompensated. Just wondering, because I’m interested in the product placement I’m seeing in various blogs. Thanks.

  24. September 21, 2009 / 1:00 am

    emmabovary – No, I don’t receive any compensation. I just enjoy sharing my “finds.”

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