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My last bargains

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300 euros for 2 cashmere turtleneck jumpers 1) Strange blue (with small lighther spots) 2) Nice beige (but with a problem I didn't noticed as I was in a hurry because the shop was closing)
 

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Although I don't see myself wearing turtlenecks, your purchases look wonderful.
 

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You can hopefully sew that right up
 

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You fellas over in France must have some sort of super-duper-outrageously under retail-red tag-final markdown outlet because you always seem to be getting 75%-90% off of everything. Kudos to however you do it.
 

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You fellas over in France must have some sort of super-duper-outrageously under retail-red tag-final markdown outlet because you always seem to be getting 75%-90% off of everything. Kudos to however you do it.
I have all my day to hunt and I am rather smart to find bargains. I do not know how but I know when and where to go.

Last we I went to an oulet shop =
99% on 2 cashmere jackets for women ...
75%/85% on shoes for women
90% on a leather jacket for women (the horse one)

And even at 75% off, I try to bargain.

Exemple = I picked up clothes for 700 euros instead of 5 000 euros = 85% off. Most of guy wouldn't believe it. BUT I still managed to have a free pair of socks (sold at 3 for 20 euros instead of 1 at 15 euros) by asking the seller how they were and saying I would like to try for my father but wasn't sure about the quality. He gave me a free pair to try them.
 

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You can hopefully sew that right up
I will try to have the same in prefect condition.

May be thet could fix it.

If not, I do not want to do it by myself. Not for a jumper at 645 euros.
 

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Ernest - If I am reading you right then the sweaters were 150 euros instead of 600 euros each???

While 75% off is always nice, do you think 600 would have been a reasonable price? I ask because the very nice cashmere jumpers (sweaters here) in Milan back in the fall were around 150 and we found some extremely high quality ones at a market for 80 euros - these were the very nice zip neck ones in a very high quality 4-ply cashmere.

Did you get a new job recently? I missed that post but congratulations if so. Sounds like you are building up quite a wardrobe
 

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Ernest - If I am reading you right then the sweaters were 150 euros instead of 600 euros each???

While 75% off is always nice, do you think 600 would have been a reasonable price?  I ask because the very nice cashmere jumpers (sweaters here) in Milan back in the fall were around 150 and we found some extremely high quality ones at a market for 80 euros - these were the very nice zip neck ones in a very high quality 4-ply cashmere.

Did you get a new job recently?  I missed that post but congratulations if so.  Sounds like you are building up quite a wardrobe
137 instead of 555
163 instead of 645

I think you could find better value for money than a jumper at 645 euros from Dunhill but I am sure that your 80 euros cashmere (tag price) are not good quality.

At this price this is IMPOSSIBLE to make a good cashmere jumper. May be only the raw material would be at this price.

In general for cashmere, you got what you pay. No miracle.

A well knitted (not like mine.) good cashmere is around 400/500 euros in most of brands. As few people can pay 500 euros for a jumper, they always make good sales on them. I got all my cashmere between 100 euros and 150 euros (I paid 240 euros for my first one and 150 euros for the same 6 months after and picked up the same for my girlfirend at 100 euros at the end of the sales.).
 

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Ernest - If I am reading you right then the sweaters were 150 euros instead of 600 euros each???

While 75% off is always nice, do you think 600 would have been a reasonable price?  I ask because the very nice cashmere jumpers (sweaters here) in Milan back in the fall were around 150 and we found some extremely high quality ones at a market for 80 euros - these were the very nice zip neck ones in a very high quality 4-ply cashmere.

Did you get a new job recently?  I missed that post but congratulations if so.  Sounds like you are building up quite a wardrobe
How much is a cashmere from Zegna or Cerruti ?
 

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Ah.. I missed that it was Dunhill - in which case the 150 sounds very good.

Thank you for the information about what fabric costs, I will need to better educate myself in this area so that I will not make a fool of myself in the future.
 

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Nice, as usual, ernest.

By the way, you want "latest" rather than "last" as in "My latest bargains."
 

ernest

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Ah.. I missed that it was Dunhill - in which case the 150 sounds very good.

Thank you for the information about what fabric costs, I will need to better educate myself in this area so that I will not make a fool of myself in the future.
I am not a broker on cashmere but I know that you can find a lots of different quality of cashmere.

Expensive ones =
long thread (stronger and less stuffs),
light raw material (softer final product as it needs less dye to fix the color)
woven in Scotland or Italy
 

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Nice, as usual, ernest.

By the way, you want "latest" rather than "last" as in "My latest bargains."
"last bargain" is not correct?
 

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"last bargain" is not correct?
No. It's kind of a confusing distinction.
 

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Last = 2 meanings = I will do no bargain anymore  OR the newer

Am I right?

I meant second,  of course.
 

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