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Janan

Janan wrote a review of on March 15, 2012

3 5

Up to ten years a go it was possible to walk into ordinary stores like the Gap or the American Eagle, and buy a 100% lambswool sweater. Although not fancy purchases, they were thick enough and durable enough to last a few winters, at which point, I would "demote" them to ski sweaters.

Since then, the 5-cent worth polyester products successfully claimed their unrightful place in the market, and the wool is gone. So, that's the one plus that this sweater has. It's a real wool sweater. If you wash it in hot water or do a heavy load, it will felt and shrink. Real, traditional wool. It also has a pretty pattern.

Here is the negative - who would design a thick, winter sweater with a neck so wide open? This is so outlandishly contradictory to the purpose. My belly get's cold, but my cheat doesn't? Also, the upper arms are several sizes larger than the lower parts of the sweater. Imagine trying to slip into a gorilla skin. It won't fit right. Maybe they thought you'd want to layer - only your upper arms! The sweater is also short for its width. Bottom line, it's not flattering.

I'm not giving it two stars, because I'm keeping the sweater - after all that I have said... If you don't want to pay $300, it's near to impossible to find wool sweaters of this kind. I'm not talking about the paper thin merino fashion. So, for better or worse, I'm keeping mine. Before I received the sweater in the mail, I was planning on buying the other color as well, but I won't.

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Janan

Janan wrote a review of on February 11, 2009

3 5

I love Prana designs, but they are not for every body type. I am a 34B, narrow waist, and 34" hips. Height: 5.6". I wear XS in American brands, and usually S in European brands. I ordered this top in XS and decided to return it. I think it requires much fuller breasts and a wider mid section. The fabric is thick and good quality. Doesn't seem like it would wear out in the laundry easily. I also love the length of this top. Long enough to let you move without having to pull your shirt down all the time.

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Janan wrote a review of on February 10, 2009

3 5

In general I prefer European brands because they are made for slimmer bodies. I am pretty slim (24" waist, 34" hips). I like the simplicity of these shorts as well as the fabric. It's light but strong. Great for warmer places. These shorts are shorter in length relative to some other shorts, but they are not outrageous. They are longer than many tri-shorts I've seen. My problem with these is the padding. I think the size of the padding is the same no matter what size of shorts you buy. The padding is NOT proportionately smaller or bigger. Therefore, if you buy a smaller size short, you end up with gigantic padding. In fact, most of my butt was covered in padding. Very not sexy. With this logic, if you are a bigger person, thus need a bigger size shorts, you should be pretty happy with the amount of cushioning.

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Janan wrote a review of on February 10, 2009

5 5

I love this winter jersey. The cut is awesome and I think it would fit many body types. There is no shoulder seam so whether your shoulders are wider or narrower, it will still look good. I'm 5.6" and 110lbs. Many tops for my size tend to be too short. These are the perfect length. Your back is not exposed when you are bent forward on the bike. I bought one in black because I'm boring. But the other colors look great too.

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Janan wrote a review of on February 2, 2009

4 5

I'm not sure how the color "Urban" looks on the color wheel, but on my screen it looked greenish. In reality it was suicidal gray. Pale and sad. But I'm ok with gray so I was going to keep the pants. I returned them because of the fit. I think these pants would look great on someone moderately to very curvy. The legs come down straight - no slight flare. Strategically placed seam lines create an optical illusion that is very flattering. They trim you down and make you look slimmer. I am already quite narrow, so this well-thought out design did not work for me. What little curves I do have disappeared. I would highly recommend this to women who would like to look slimmer. I ordered these in XS and they fit just right. Just not the look I want. So these are true to size in my opinion.

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Janan wrote a review of on January 7, 2009

3 5

I got this one in the neutral color. And it's gorgeous. I love the color and the design. However, if you usually wear a size XS or S, forget about it. I got mine in XS but it's more like a size M, and a big one! It is made in China. They must think this sweater is made for monsters. So yes, unwillingly I am sending mine back.

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