Is a cashmere sports coat hot?

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  1. amdi8

    amdi8 Well-Known Member

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    And I mean hot as in not cooling down much. I hope it's "hot" for the ladies :)

    So, seriously, is it considered a fall/winter type of clothing, or can it be worn in summer evenings as well? I just saw a very nice cashmere sports coat (double vented) at Barney's for $200 (regular $400) and I'm very tempted. But I'm afraid it might be overkill for San Diego.
     


  2. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    It would look kind of out of place on a summer evening in San Diego, but you could probably wear it in the fall and winter if you decide to pick it up.
     


  3. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    There's lightweight cashmere that can be worn in warmer climes.
     


  4. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    There's lightweight cashmere that can be worn in warmer climes.

    Yes.
     


  5. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    As Tomasso and Soph imply, the appearance of any weight cashmere looks warm (making it more suited to cooler seasons) but it's the weight that determines exactly how warm you feel wearing it.

    I find a mid-weight cashmere jacket is very wearable and not really hotter than an equivalent weight wool jacket.

    An unlined very lightweight cashmere jacket could be worn on summer evenings I think. Loro Piana had a number of these last season.
     


  6. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    Cashmere warms me up quicker, than other jackets. But it's a soothing, blankety kind of warmth. Not uncomfortable, especially with rooms being heated to lesser degrees, these days. My sister has a number of cashmere jackets from Saint Laurent, that were intended to be worn in spring. That's when she wears them.
     


  7. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    I imagine the sports coat you saw is a heavier weight since they are selling it for fall/winter. As everyone else has mentioned, there are lighter weight cashmeres that can be worn even in the summer (as long as it`s not blazing hot).
     


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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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  9. Rolo

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    Not hot ... smokin'.

    Looks like a night out at Stingaree.
     


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