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Summer cashmere cardigans

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SkinnyGoomba, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Looking for a recommendation on a summer cardigan. Something thin and trim cut, high quality. Let me know what you guys think.

    Much appreciated.
     
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    cretaceous_cretin Senior member

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    Where do you live that you would not overheat in a sweater during the summer? Just curious.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Funny, my favorite one is from Polo. [​IMG] My only other experience is with J.Crew, which I love. They fit nicely and are a fair deal for $100-$150 when they go on sale.
     
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    TRINI Senior member

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    They're not cashmere but Club Monaco has some nice linen ones right now including a cardigan.
     
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    Where do you live that you would not overheat in a sweater during the summer? Just curious.

    That's what I'm thinking. For the summer we've got here at the moment, wool or cashmere is the last thing on my mind.
     
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    William Lockie - best cashmere $ can buy, Mongolian long threads via Hawick: this is a reputable English country supplier: http://www.ahume.co.uk/Mens-Knitwear...an/p-225-1407/
    We don't really need the Mongolian cashmere at the moment, far too hot in XilinHot for that, 35C. There is an Erdos cashmere shop in my neighbourhood, I'm quite sure it's not going to be doing much trade at the moment though.
     
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    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Even single ply cashmere will roast you in moderate temperatures. Linen or alpaca are better choices.
     
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    I have this (bought at sale price): http://www.mrporter.com/product/300398 Its colour isn't very summery, unless you are British. And I expect it's too cosy for summerwear outside the British Isles. It There is a paler beige model which should go on sale soon too.
     
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    Summer cashmere is like winter linen. Does not compute.
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    why?

    Because the natural insulating properties of cashmere are very high. Thin cashmere is still extremely warm, much warmer than wool of the same weight/thickness.
     
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    Because the natural insulating properties of cashmere are very high. Thin cashmere is still extremely warm, much warmer than wool of the same weight/thickness.

    I was talking to OP
     
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    Even single ply cashmere will roast you in moderate temperatures. Linen or alpaca are better choices.

    This!

    Back in the old neighborhood, a guy could get whacked for wearing cashmere in the summer[​IMG]

    Not that I should speak. I am in Houston, Tx. ( about 98 degrees and humid today ) and I love and have a lot of cashmere stuff. I hardly wear it[​IMG]
     
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    I live in Singapore. I recently received a lovely biege cashmere jacket from Mina. I am thinking of sitting around in wine cellars to justify the commission.
     
  16. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    So I've learned alot:

    Apparently no one here travels out of the northeast or works in air conditioned environments. You guys might be right however, so just make some suggestions.~

    Slim fitting, long wearing and nothing but MOP buttons.
     
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    That's suicidal...
     
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    Zanone makes (or made) a nice linen low gauge cardigan with MOP buttons. It's slim fitting although I wouldn't necessarily call it hard wearing since it snags on everything.
     

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