I have a bunch of vintage Scottish cashmere - Lyle & Scott, Alan Paine, Pringle, Ballantyne, etc. You can find that stuff on eBay and etsy pretty cheap, though I mostly got my stuff in person from vintage dealers at stores and flea markets.
I had a wine colored "Drifter" model that I sold years ago, which I've long regretted. I inherited another one from my father in law. It looks like this reproduction from South Paradiso Leather except mine is whiskey colored. It's also too tight across the shoulders, so I never wear it.
I don't get the hate. If you don't like them, don't use them. Seems like they're pretty transparent about offering the lowest possible prices by making everything a la carte. Of course their service sucks.