Originally Posted by RJman
Buy a small sized wool vest, then wash and dry at high heat. It will fit a gerbil after that.
I accidentally included a off-white cashmere scarf with a load of white laundry. I remember emptying the dryer and wondering where we got the densely matted pot holder (it shrank far more in length than width). It was
a rather ugly little thing. Several days went by -- and any number of thoughts about what that thing could be -- before I realized the error.
Having truly liked that particular scarf ... and being unable to find another like it ... I went to a talented local weaver to have a replacement made. Given the width of the scarf vs. that of the loom ... she recommended making four rather than one ... and at little more than the price charged for one. It sounded like a deal to me ... so two were made in the original off-white on off-white ... one in off-white and gray ... and another in off-white and fawn.
Given my interests in cloth ... I asked if I could look-on as she began the weaving. That gave us some time to talk ... and one of the things I discovered is that she had been a one-time roommate of Janis Joplin.
Anyway ... upon bringing my new scarves home ... I discovered a little "extra" neatly placed within the folds of each ... a "joint" ... rolled with an origami like precision ... and stuffed with home-grown ... selected for perfection. Now that is customer service ... Berkeley style.
As for sweaters worn with suits ...
I've worn them ... especially with my tweed suits ... but I'm much more likely to wear one with a sport coat.