I have just received my new Gansey and it is superb.
The quality of the pattern and knit are fantastic with the orange neck and sleeve detail lifting it above a standard Guernsey sweater.
I chose a 44" chest although I am a 42" for most brands and the fit is just right.
Good job that the cold weather has returned so i can go and try it out!
Thanks to Oscar and the Blackshore Team
It jumper is beautifully made and extremely warm. It is smart and looks like it will keep its shape and last a long time.
The drawback is it’s sizing.
I ordered a 44 as I followed the advice on Blackshore’s website. This is still too small even though my chest measurement is 40.
I would return it but as it was a gift from my wife we do not have the packaging.
Also the sweater took a long time to arrive due to Blackshores forgetting to post it.
I cannot understand why the sizing is not changed to that a 40 is a normal 40 not a 36. It would save a lot of explanations, instructions etc.
Great sweater but please sort out the sizes.
I've been after a gansey for years and I'm delighted with this slightly modernised version of a classic......a beautiful bit if gear
Fabulous sweater - high quality and a nice design
The crew neck Gansey is 'delicious', as it looks fab with the way it is cut, esp the light pattern on the hem , shoulders and sleeve cuffs. It is not as heavy as expected and the sizing is perfect, a preferred slightly looser fitting.
I would have liked the orange colouring on the sleeve cuffs to be brighter but that in no way diminishes the jersey in any way and on second thoughts I have got used to it.
The only problem now is that I want another one!
Both Simon and Laura at BCC were brilliant and answered all my pre-purchase queries re size and fitting as I 'dilly-dallied' on whether to commit or not. I will def be back to indulge once again when I have enough saved up !