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What do you look for in a sweater?

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I know the end of July isn't exactly sweater season but it is fast approaching. I was wondering what you guys look for when buying a sweater. What content do you prefer and why? Why styles do you buy? What colors do you prefer? What do you think is missing from the market place?

I'm launching a sweater collection this coming fall so I wanted to check if I'm in line to what everyone is looking for.

Thank you in advance.
 

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Cashmere, both light and heavy. A good selection of crew, vee, and collared necks. Maybe 1 or 2 turtlenecks for the heck of it. A decent cardigan. And finally, something feative.
 

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Cashmere, both light and heavy. A good selection of crew, vee, and collared necks. Maybe 1 or 2 turtlenecks for the heck of it. A decent cardigan. And finally, something feative.
Do you have a preference when it comes to content: Cotton Cashmere, Cotton, Merino Wool?
 

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American Psycho is launching a sweater collection?

I look for endorsments by Heuy Lewis and the News.
 

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Do you have a preference when it comes to content: Cotton Cashmere, Cotton, Merino Wool?
Cotton sucks. It is for people in poverty. It is not warm nor light weight.

Merino wool is good.
 

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If you can get it, i'd always go for cashmere, pure merino is good. Cotton/cashmere/silk blends are nice as well.
 

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American Psycho is launching a sweater collection?

I look for endorsments by Heuy Lewis and the News.
Interesting and specific! Heuy Lewis is a pretty cool guy, heard him a few times on Podcasts.

No, not an American Psycho collection, although that might be pretty cool. I'm doing a collection of better mens's sweaters. I'm specializing just in sweaters so hopefully it will be the go too brand when people want to get some sweaters.
 

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If you can get it, i'd always go for cashmere, pure merino is good. Cotton/cashmere/silk blends are nice as well.
I have 100% Cashmere, doing it in a cardigan since I usually see it in pullovers. For the Cotton Cashmere I used a 80/20 blend along with Pima cotton since most other brands tend to use 95/5 or 90/10 blends. I didn't do any silk blends, I wasn't sure how that would be received.

What's your color preference?
 

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I have 100% Cashmere, doing it in a cardigan since I usually see it in pullovers. For the Cotton Cashmere I used a 80/20 blend along with Pima cotton since most other brands tend to use 95/5 or 90/10 blends. I didn't do any silk blends, I wasn't sure how that would be received.

What's your color preference?
grey, navy, burgundy, oatmeal.
 

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Silk or silk-blend, if you can find it. It is especially versatile in a mild climate
like we have in the Bay Area. Also, I love cable stitch and have this weave
in everything from heavy winter weight to silk blend. Also, I do not like
knits that are close-fitting. For me they shoold have substance even if light weight.
 

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I have 100% Cashmere, doing it in a cardigan since I usually see it in pullovers.  For the Cotton Cashmere I used a 80/20 blend along with Pima cotton since most other brands tend to use 95/5 or 90/10 blends.  I didn't do any silk blends, I wasn't sure how that would be received.

What's your color preference?
I like darker richer colors in sweaters. Solids. Black, deep reds and blues. I agree that cable knits are awesome. Grey heather is good too.
 

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