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Good Deal on Cashmere at J. Crew!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Artisan Fan, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Gotta a good deal at J. Crew today. Their cashmere is very good quality as it is a Loro Piana yarn knitted in Hong Kong. Super soft and new merchandise. They had dark blue, grey, light blue and one other color that escapes me.

    Men's V Neck sweaters are $168 selling in Atlanta for $100 and then 25% off that so with tax I paid $80 and change. Sort of silly buying cashmere now but this is a good advance purchase I think...check it out!
     


  2. VMan

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    The $168 sweaters are $50 or so online, but I guess the advantage of buying in-store is you get to try them on.
     


  3. Artisan Fan

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    Where exactly are they $50 online? This is new Fall merchandise.

    At least I know my size now. [​IMG]
     


  4. Edward Appleby

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    Where exactly are they $50 online? This is new Fall merchandise.

    At least I know my size now. [​IMG]

    http://www.jcrew.com/catalog/product...catId=cat90006

    I mean, sure it's last year's stuff, but how much do cashmere sweaters change?
     


  5. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    I've got the green one in v-neck (worn once) which I was waiting for fall to sell on the forum but if someone wants to make me an offer in the $45ish range or so..........
     


  6. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    The only problem is they only come in persimmon and bright ass green for $50.
     


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    The only problem is they only come in persimmon and bright ass green for $50.
    Also hot pink cable knit for $79.99

    Actually, I like the persimmon. I like pink too, for that matter.

    I ordered from J Crew during this sale, got a ton of sandals and that sort of stuff. A couple of belts. They were nice!
     


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    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Also hot pink cable knit for $79.99

    Actually, I like the persimmon. I like pink too, for that matter.

    I ordered from J Crew during this sale, got a ton of sandals and that sort of stuff. A couple of belts. They were nice!


    This belt?

    [​IMG]
     


  9. zjpj83

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    No, they weren't silk, they were madras
     


  10. chorse123

    chorse123 Stylish Dinosaur

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    The $50 sweaters are the four-season cashmere, which is very thin and not nearly as insulating. Don't get me wrong, I have one and like it, but I can't imagine it's going to last much longer than one or two seasons before looking ratty and getting relegated to home wear only.

    The $80 sweaters are nicer, but not all that much nicer. Unless you're after a very basic sweater that is hard to find on discount, I think you can do better than J.Crew cashmere.
     


  11. Artisan Fan

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    Yes but not in my size so I still win. [​IMG]
     


  12. Artisan Fan

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    Actually I have checked out quite a bit of cashmere and the J. Crew quality is very high. Hard to beat Loro Piana for yarn quality.
     


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    Actually I have checked out quite a bit of cashmere and the J. Crew quality is very high. Hard to beat Loro Piana for yarn quality.

    The best cashmere comes from Scotland.
     


  14. Artisan Fan

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    I agree but for the price I think the J. Crew is a good value relative to quality...maybe I'm wrong...the proof will be how it wears this winter.
     


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    The best cashmere comes from Scotland.
    It's woven in Scotland. All cashmere comes from Asia.
     


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