At all the discount stores they have huge piles this season of discounted cashmere sweaters. Actually some of them are very nice, but they go down to a pretty sad level. All I keep thinking is how many goats are shivering over in Nepal or Mongolia or wherever. Also, what is up with the sizing on sweaters? Why is a medium always 48-50" chest? A loose sweater sort of defeats the point of having loft in the fabric, and it looks sloppy, IMO. I keep wondering if I could pick one of these up and have it altered down to a 42" chest without ruining it. Anyone tried that? Assuming set-in sleeves, not raglan.