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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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    Wow. Thanks for the information.

    It is legal to label synthetic cashmere as cashmere!

    The question is then, how do average customers know what they get? Synthetic or real cashmere???

    It should be ILLEGAL!
     
  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I saw a Geoffrey Beene scarf the other day. I thought it was cashmere because it was so soft. The label was marked "100% acrylic."
     
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    You can tell if it's real by using a "pinch" test.

    If it has a "sharp" feel - what the Italians call chelae - it's real.
     
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    I've seen some stores advertising jackets as "wool", when in fact they're mostly polyester, e.g. "wool overcoat, composition 70% polyester, 30% wool".
     
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    scrupulous businessmen can think of ingenious ways to copy anything - even synthetic cashmere!
     
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    Whether on cashmere goats or regular ol' sheep dags be natural.

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    goldencs Well-Known Member

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    If the label is not misleading, that is acceptable.
     
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    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    I don't buy this "synthetic cashmere" thing - I googled it and the first thing that came up was this thread... and we all know how credible SF is :D

    That being said, stuff can go for cheap because there's good cashmere and crappy cashmere like anything else.
     
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    I Googled it as well, and the next hit that comes up is acrylic fibre on Wikipedia. Which has probably much more credibility than SF. :D


    There's also synthetic wool, synthetic silk, synthetic cotton, etc. Better known as polyester. :satisfied:
     
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    lol - I know there are synthetic fabrics that feel like cashmere, polyester has come a long way since the '70s. I don't believe you can just label polyester or any other synthetic as "cashmere" without running afoul of labeling laws.
     
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