Kiton tricot cashmere

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  1. PocketCircle

    PocketCircle Senior member

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    I saw a bunch of Kiton "tricot" cashmere sweaters which are much more expensive than regular Kiton cashmere sweaters. Do you know what makes them special?
     


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    Because they're not made by cheap labour?
     


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    Regular Kiton cashmere sweaters are quite expensive... how much were these?
     


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    $2000+
     


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    Huh, with those prices I'm afraid I will never find out what makes them so special...
     


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    They must be really special for $2k+. Yeh, not made by cheap labour in a third world country.
     
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    The prices are in line with Loro Piana baby cashmere sweaters.
     


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    I would venture a guess that a sweater woven in a tricot fabric is more intricate/labor intensive to justify - or justify marketing - a higher price (more durable knit, interesting textures, etc.).

    Someone with better understanding of textiles might be more helpful.
     


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