(rootless @ June 24 2005,17:06) As for cashmere sweaters, I have less than 20. I like them though, and envy the man who owns 200- assuming they are all nice.
I don't envy a man who needs sweaters in the first place.
Heh. And touche. I do like a nice sweater, and in some climates (I've lived above the arctic circle, though I was a bit young for cashmere) they are the equivalent of the T-Shirt. Anyway, women _love_ cashmere sweaters. They keep coming up to you and rubbing their hands all over your chest. They might not like you much, but they love your fabric- it's the one thing women can reliably assess when it comes to men's clothing. The man who really doesn't need a sweater is- well, these days, me. But don't envy us tropical fellows too much. Try wearing even a summer weight suit in the tropics. Try wearing a jacket- try a linen one, or seersucker, or whatever you think will stand up to this climate. I do wear a jacket a lot of the time, but I suffer while wearing one, nine months of the year. Let's not get started on suits. I also have to choose my clothing carefully- I saw a jacket I really wanted a few days ago, but on reflection I realized that I would never wear it, because it would never be cool enough here to wear it comfortably. And, of course, there is a large amount of wardrobe I bought for other climes, that I cannot wear at all here. Flannel is in season for about three days. I just wish I could wear my sweaters, before a roaring fire...