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Wool vs. Cashmere for Caps?


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Aug 9, 2007
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As my last thread on this got botched up, I'll start over. Thanks for your indulgence. Just askin' for a comparisons of wool vs. cashmere for a men's cap, such as "ivy" style. With all else the same (designer, maker, design) cashmere will cost more - that's a given. Any other disadvangages? More delicate (e.g. will wear more quickly, unravel faster, some cleaners will refuse it or charge more?)? Sure cashmere feels better to the touch but that's hardly worth much to me. Which might be warmer in our northern Ohio winters? This would be frequently to wear under my duffel coat hood and I'm still cold much of the time with the waiting for buses, on lengthy walks, etc. Which would be expected to stay in good condition the longest?
I've seen websites which compare the two materials for sweaters or other knits but I'm talkin' men's caps.


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May 5, 2008
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Cashmere will be warmer. I suppose wind resistance would depend on how tightly woven the fabric is. I would go for cashmere, as I doubt there will be much wear and tear involved.

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