Pursuant to advice here, I purchased my first sweater, a v-neck cashmere number by Johnstons of Elgin from STP. Price was below $200. Kolecho commented that cashmere is a luxury for a student, and other people opined that merino is great. I also have another sweater by John Smedley purchased for about $50. However, now that the temperature is dropping in Boston, a sweater is close to becoming one of the most valuable things I own, and the feel of a slightly softer cashmere sweater is invaluable. So, do you think splurging on one cashmere sweater is worth it? (Okay, I obviously do and have bought one, so I'm just making discussion here.) I'd consider buying a thicker one for winter I guess.