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I thought cashmere stuff is expensive, but I am wrong

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by goldencs, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. goldencs

    goldencs Well-Known Member

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    Must be imitation. Surely not authentic cashmere.
     
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    Ebay, period.

    That being said, cashmere is a type of goat and says nothing about the quality of the wool of the quality/fit of the jacket. Cashmere, in this instance, means little to nothing.
     
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    Metropolitan View is a house brand at Bloomingdales, not awful quality. I have a couple dress shirts by them and they are on par with any ~$100 OTR dress shirt, but I bought them from TJ Maxx for $25 a pop. I'd say whoever got that probably snagged a hell of a deal.
     
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    goldencs Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard of the brand of Metropolitan View. How is it rated against Ralph Lauren?
     
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    Not as good in construction and materials.

    For one, they use synthetic cashmere (made of hi-tech polymers that are pressed into logs, spun into yarn, and then dyed).

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    Synthetic Cashmere!!!!! WTF!!!!!!!!!

    I know better than to pursue anything remotely resembling inexpensive cashmere - as the good stuff is NEVER cheap.

    But I had no idea there was such a thing as synthetic cashmere!!!!!! :brick:

    Is it legal to call this stuff cashmere???? Where is 'big gov'ment' when we need it? It ought to be against the law!
     
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    Not true. It would have to be labeled "100% acylic" by law. I don't think Bloomingdale's messes around with that.
     
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    Believe what you want.

    The worst part about it is the child labor implications. Obviously, there is no oversight for worker safety in the countries that produce these synthetic fibers. It's been shown these fibers contain carcinogens such as azo dyes that damage the respiratory tract and and latent toxins that produce horrible reaction with the muscular tissue and skin.

    After many years factories, many children are left with deformation of the forearms and hands.

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    Fake cashmere rolls also bear a remarkable resemblance to simulated crab meat sticks...

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    You should see what fake Vicuna looks like.

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    Dammit now I'm hungry. mmm synthetics...

    But seriously, they would by law have to label a synthetic cashmere as acrylics. I don't feel like this is something you can really fudge, unless anyone who uses those materials and tries to pass them off as anything else is really itching for a potentially career destroying expose.
     
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    you can have cashmere that's not from the "good" part of the goat as well.
     
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    :crackup:
     
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    Oh you son of a bitch I wasn't able to open the spoiler tab because I was in a lecture hall.

    Well played. [​IMG]
     

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