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Reasonable price for cashmere sweater?

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Hi all,

 

I saw this 100% cashmere sweater I rather like the look of, but seeing as most of my sweaters are usually wool, cotton, or cashmere blends I wasn't really sure what a fair price to pay for a pure cashmere sweater would be. 

 

I understand that there can be huge variation, and in some ways it's much of 'how long is a piece of string' question - but the one I'm referring to probably falls on the lower end, cable knit, and I'm assuming manufactured in china or similar. 

 

It was originally $210ish but on sale and with a further discount I can get it for $96. I've attached a picture below.

 

A further question was how difficult are pure cashmere garments to care for, are they affected quite badly in the wash? Past experience has shown me that superfine wool such as merino shrinks quite badly so I'm assuming it will be similar?

 

  • Premium Cable Crew
  • Classic fit
  • Lightweight
  • Super soft to the touch
  • Extra fine cable knit design
  • 100% pure cashmere
post #2 of 3

Like you said, this question may be ill-posed.  It's difficult for an amatuer to gauge the quality of cashmere in person, much less from a low resolution picture on the internet.  And aside from that, the quality of the manufacturing can vary widely.

 

That said, under $100 for a sweater is not going to be a terrible deal, regardless.  

 

ime, it's possible tomachine or handwash cashmere.  If you are going to machine wash it, use only the woolens or delicates cycle in a half load or by itself, and put the garment in a delicates bag to protect it from abrasion and from distortion.  Then flat draw only, and hand shape while wet so that you preserve the shape of the garment.

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ime, it's possible tomachine or handwash cashmere.  If you are going to machine wash it, use only the woolens or delicates cycle in a half load or by itself, and put the garment in a delicates bag to protect it from abrasion and from distortion.  Then flat draw only, and hand shape while wet so that you preserve the shape of the garment.

Second this.

 

Cold water cycle in a mesh bag and hand shape, and I've had no problems with pilling/shrinking for cashmere

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