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The Sweater Pr0n Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AlanC, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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  2. AThingForCashmere

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    Why do you have so many? Do you use these in lieu of jackets or do you tend to layer often?

    I've been collecting cashmere for the last 12+ years. Why? A lot of reasons. Ever since I was a kid I've been fascinated by its thermal performance (lots of warmth for very little weight), its look and especially its feel and comfort.

    Some people collect shoes, others collect baseball cards. Cashmere is my thing.

    Generally I don't layer unless we have a major cold snap where I live. Usually I'll wear a turtleneck or mock with a v-neck over it, and a jacket on top. During these cold spells I'll also double up on the cashmere socks.
     
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    Sure, but only when I find a unique color in lambswool that's not available in cashmere. Rougher grades of lambswool are uncomfortable on my skin, so I have to wear shirts underneath them.

    Why do you have so many? Do you use these in lieu of jackets or do you tend to layer often?

    I've been collecting cashmere for the last 12+ years. Why? A lot of reasons. Ever since I was a kid I've been fascinated by its thermal performance (lots of warmth for very little weight), its look and especially its feel and comfort.

    Some people collect shoes, others collect baseball cards. Cashmere is my thing.

    Generally I don't layer unless we have a major cold snap where I live. Usually I'll wear a turtleneck or mock with a v-neck over it, and a jacket on top. During these cold spells I'll also double up on the cashmere socks.

    What do you do about moths???

    Nice collection. I am sort of jealous, but I realized I pretty much could reduce my collection down just to cashmere turtlenecks and wool or camel polo collars and be happy.
     
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    I won't be posting in this thread. [​IMG]


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    Doc, you have horrid taste in sweaters, pretty good for the other stuff.

    I seem to remember you posting some nice v-necks, what gives?


    You're probably thinking of the V necks I use for layering, like this:

    [​IMG]

    They're fine but perfectly ordinary. Who wants to look at the mundane when you can enjoy a funky brown snowflake sweater?

    I don't expect everyone to go for my Bob Villa third look, but I think that first vintage tennis sweater is pretty awesome. I like the snowflake too. Eventually I'll get around to posting my painfully vintage mohair argyle cardigan. It's like someone made a sweater out of Muppets.

    I tend to post my crazier stuff just because it's crazy. But I have plenty of boring stuff too.
     
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    What do you do about moths???

    Nice collection. I am sort of jealous, but I realized I pretty much could reduce my collection down just to cashmere turtlenecks and wool or camel polo collars and be happy.


    RJ, I keep my highest-end stuff in individual cedar boxes. Years ago Nordstrom included these boxes with their house brand cashmere, and I guess my purchase history with the store was good for something: I asked for 100 extra boxes and they gave them to me at no cost.

    I can't claim I've never had moth damage, but every time it's been my own mistake (e.g. not cleaning up food spills right away, etc).
     
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    My wife just bought me one of these for Jewish Christmas.
    Do you like it? Worth $1k?
     
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    Do you like it? Worth $1k?
    Don't know yet. Seems great. I've been looking for the perfect shawl cardigan for a couple of years, and am not disappointed.
     
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    My wife just bought me one of these for Jewish Christmas.

    [​IMG]


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    I'm jealous. I've been lusting after that Drakes cardi for months.
     
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    My wife just bought me one of these for Jewish Christmas.

    You suck. I have been looking longingly at them recently. Which color, so we can avoid looking like matching iGents at lunch?

    --Andre
     
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    You suck. I have been looking longingly at them recently. Which color, so we can avoid looking like matching iGents at lunch?

    --Andre

    Camel. Thought it would be best with flannels.
     
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    RJ, I keep my highest-end stuff in individual cedar boxes. Years ago Nordstrom included these boxes with their house brand cashmere, and I guess my purchase history with the store was good for something: I asked for 100 extra boxes and they gave them to me at no cost.

    I can't claim I've never had moth damage, but every time it's been my own mistake (e.g. not cleaning up food spills right away, etc).

    You should see what happened to poor Fred Astaire. Without a Trace is going to have a nice Christmas. Do you, uh, have any spare boxes?

    My wife just bought me one of these for Jewish Christmas.

    Do you like it? Worth $1k?

    Don't know yet. Seems great. I've been looking for the perfect shawl cardigan for a couple of years, and am not disappointed.
    A couple years ago Harrods was selling online an incredibly lush Ballantyne 6-ply cashmere cardigan... but at 1300 quid I couldn't justify it. I think that would have been my ideal. Your friend Alex Kabbaz has a gorgeous Scott & Charters shawl-collar cashmere cardigan for sale that looks like the cat's whiskers, so to speak.

    http://www.customshirt1.com/CashmereSweaters_W_SC.html

    Boobs not included.

    I had to content myself with an Italian-made cardigan, the horrors. With one small customization carried out by our favorite leather daddy...

    [​IMG]
    Hannukah Harry or Palau Pete not visit you this year voxxxy?
     
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    You suck. I have been looking longingly at them recently. Which color, so we can avoid looking like matching iGents at lunch?

    --Andre


    Camel. Thought it would be best with flannels.

    Hannukah Harry or Palau Pete not visit you this year voxxxy?

    I have the light gray one. You'll have to get the navy one, Andre.


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    I had to content myself with an Italian-made cardigan, the horrors.

    How about the Hermès 24-ply one that you have?

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    I have the light gray one. You'll have to get the navy one, Andre.

    I knew one day I would use this: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So how do you like it? Will had convinced me not to get one when he said it was too heavy even for San Francisco weather.

    --Andre
     
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    I knew one day I would use this: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    So how do you like it? Will had convinced me not to get one when he said it was too heavy even for San Francisco weather.

    --Andre


    Bah, he's always wearing a scarf according to his blog.

    You should get one of the Kabbaz ones, he has 20 colors.
     
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    You should see what happened to poor Fred Astaire. Without a Trace is going to have a nice Christmas. Do you, uh, have any spare boxes?





    A couple years ago Harrods was selling online an incredibly lush Ballantyne 6-ply cashmere cardigan... but at 1300 quid I couldn't justify it. I think that would have been my ideal. Your friend Alex Kabbaz has a gorgeous Scott & Charters shawl-collar cashmere cardigan for sale that looks like the cat's whiskers, so to speak.

    http://www.customshirt1.com/CashmereSweaters_W_SC.html

    Boobs not included.

    I had to content myself with an Italian-made cardigan, the horrors. With one small customization carried out by our favorite leather daddy...

    Hannukah Harry or Palau Pete not visit you this year voxxxy?

    What kind of model is this? Makes my eyes hurt. [​IMG]
     

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