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Originally Posted by Lokesh View Post

On the other hand, if getting cheap cashmere is no better than good wool in the same price range, then I would rather do wool.
At least when it comes to sweaters, I'll take a nice merino wool sweater over a low grade cashmere one, any day of the week.
post #24047 of 29405
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

At least when it comes to sweaters, I'll take a nice merino wool sweater over a low grade cashmere one, any day of the week.

So a nice merino could be had for the same price as low grade cashmere?

Besides price as a hint, how do you tell if the cashmere is good? Just by how it feels generally?
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

You can find Johnstons of Elgin 100% cashmere scarves for around £30 at Highland Store and Westaway. Retail prices are usually £100.

Thanks, I'll look into those as well.
Edited by Lokesh - 10/19/13 at 1:48pm
post #24048 of 29405
I was thinking more along the lines of high quality or bespoke like John Lobb for example
post #24049 of 29405
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Originally Posted by Businessness View Post

I was thinking more along the lines of high quality or bespoke like John Lobb for example

They'll use the same leathers and put the same workmanship and finishing, of course. The caveat is, if/when the elastic wears out, I've heard EG and JL will not replace it. Good cobblers such as B. Nelson, however, can fab a replacement. 

post #24050 of 29405
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Originally Posted by Lokesh View Post

So a nice merino could be had for the same price as low grade cashmere?
Often at a lower price than low grade cashmere.
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Besides price as a hint, how do you tell if the cashmere is good? Just by how it feels generally?
You start by googling "how to judge cashmere," clicking on the links to those of the results which seem most relevant to your question, and reading. smile.gif
post #24051 of 29405
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

Often at a lower price than low grade cashmere.

Ok that's interesting to hear. I've never bought scarves before, so I don't know anything about what materials to look for. All I know is cashmere is supposed to be the better materials for a scarf
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post

You start by googling "how to judge cashmere," clicking on the links to those of the results which seem most relevant to your question, and reading. smile.gif

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But fair enough haha. I went into Uniqlo today and saw that they had some cashmere scarves for $40. From what I've heard Uniqlo quality is fairly good, and I would assume their cashmere is fairly good too. Felt soft enough. Wonder if those can be beat for the price.
post #24052 of 29405

Looking at testing out a new local tailor by commissioning a sports coat. They're really big on pushing Dormeuil.

 

I want a basic casual unconstructed summer coat to survive hot dry Australian summers. Which of the following fabrics would be best for keeping cool and looking casual (i'm very inexperienced so I don't trust myself just checking the swatches) or would none of them be appropriate?:

 

100% linen

100% cotton

50% linen 50% silk

 

 

I also saw another that was linen/silk/cashmere but it looked pretty shiny (surprisingly much more so than the 50/50 silk ).

 

They're all Dormeuil from the Naturals book and they're charging $450-500. Is this good? It's significantly cheaper than other quotes Ive recived from other (more reputable) tailors.

post #24053 of 29405
Pure linen.
post #24054 of 29405
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Originally Posted by Lokesh View Post

But fair enough haha. I went into Uniqlo today and saw that they had some cashmere scarves for $40. From what I've heard Uniqlo quality is fairly good, and I would assume their cashmere is fairly good too. Felt soft enough. Wonder if those can be beat for the price.

From what I have read, softness is not a good way to judge cashmere. Not sure about Uniqlo cashmere quality being fairly good. I think, in this respect, you get what you pay for.
post #24055 of 29405
Hey guys! On one of my jackets, the shoulder padding seems to be leaking through the outer fabric. Like, on the upper sleeve, I'll notice clusters of tiny white fibers collecting right outside where the padding would be. Has this happened to anyone else? This is the first time I've seen anything like this.
post #24056 of 29405
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

From what I have read, softness is not a good way to judge cashmere. Not sure about Uniqlo cashmere quality being fairly good. I think, in this respect, you get what you pay for.

I read something about stretching the fabric a bit and seeing how it snaps back or something. I don't know. Maybe I should stick to a merino one.
post #24057 of 29405
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Hey guys! On one of my jackets, the shoulder padding seems to be leaking through the outer fabric. Like, on the upper sleeve, I'll notice clusters of tiny white fibers collecting right outside where the padding would be. Has this happened to anyone else? This is the first time I've seen anything like this.

Sounds like corners have been cut. Usually the shoulder pad , ie the polyester wadding is sewn into some sort of woven cover in that prevents the fluffy stuff from escaping ...  trouble is if you pull one of the fibres that penetrates they are very long filaments and don't just pull out. If the problem gets worse you might have to get a tailor unpick and replace or cover the padding .

post #24058 of 29405
Hey.

Found an Emporio Armani SC on EBAY, but...



The tag seems to suggest the jacket was made in the 70's. Wasn't Armani with Cerruti back then?

My question: is this fake or does the 'date' imply something else?
post #24059 of 29405
Did emporio exist then?
post #24060 of 29405
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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

Did emporio exist then?

Nope!

I don't even think the Armani brand existed back then. :P

Thing is, I'm not sure if that's a date or (if it is) what the date pertains to.
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