Another Crewlet find...the Thandie Sweater. (in viridian green) I have the retail Tippi in both vibrant flame and navy...so when I saw the Thandie for almost half of the price, I had to check it out.
As you know the Tippi rings up at $72.50, while its Factory successor is a mere $44.50. (and if you can apply one of J Crew's 30 percent off promos, well, Thandie is looking better and better)
Unlike the Tippi, the Thandie is 100% cotton and featherweight cotton at that. The lightweight fabric will be great for summer; however, the lighter colors are very see-thru. Therefore in order not to be arrested for indecent exposure, you will need to layer a shirt underneath, which kind of defeats the purpose of a summer sweater. (I recommend buying the darker colors)
The fit of the two is almost identical. The only difference that I could see was that it was a bit more narrow than my Tippi. I'm wearing a S in both.
Have you tried the Thandie? What are your thoughts?