Inflation hurts. If youâ€™ve bought a car, or a house, or hell even a regular olâ€™ cup of coffee lately, you know all too well that a dollar just doesnâ€™t go as far as it used to. And never is this more true than with sweaters. Yes thatâ€™s right, sweaters. Or really, just one sweater: the J. Press Shaggy Dog. There was a time, a time that now seems mythical, when you could buy a Shaggy Dog for under a hundred bucks, and I donâ€™t even want to think about how little JFK, or John Updike, or even George H.W. Bush paid for their Shaggy Dogs back in the day. Now, Iâ€™m not a complete economic nincompoop and I completely understand that prices rise naturally with time, but Shaggy Dogs now clock at $230 full retail (to be fair they are currently on sale for $172.50), and quite frankly that price hurts.
While J. Press might have originated the Shaggy Dog, the free market has prevailed and their fuzzy, brushed out sweaters are hardly the only shetland sweaters available anymore. Below are ten shetlands (not all of which are Shaggy though) that are just as warm, just as classic, and just as JFK approved as J. Pressâ€™ original. Best of all though, each one can be had for less than $200. Inflation be damned.