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Enable me or don’t. Cashmere sweater for skiing

#3
As long as it’s a high quality sweater, it will last you for years and years. Your cost per wear will be low because you’ll always want to reach for it. No, you don’t need it for skiing, but it’s absolutely OK to spend a bit more on comfortable clothes that you love because you’ll get good use out of it.
 

ling

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#5
That’s an interesting idea. I have a nice one that I wear to the office etc. But since I won’t be working in the office any time soon, I could wear it for skiing? Haven’t thought of that!

A few quick questions though:

Will it absorb sweat and get stinky?

How often do you wash it?
 

Jilly

Moderator
Staff member
#6
I wouldn't wear it skiing. Even with a top base layer I think it would get stinky etc. I haven't wore wool in some time skiing.

Keep it for apres ski.
 

ski now work later

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#8
I agree with the cost per wear theory, good cashmere will last for years. I do find quite a variation in quality and non-itchiness with cashmere though, so choose wisely!
 
#13
If it's pricey, it is hopefully the more sustainably sourced kind, and good quality. So you should buy it to support these efforts! But don't wear it skiing--make it last.
 
#14
Cashmere has gotten so thin since I bought my first sweater. And it’s not just the cheaper stuff, either.
^^^ totally agree. Cashmere is not what it used to be. I'm not one for hanging on to things (especially clothes) but still have the thick black cashmere cowl neck my mother bought me for Christmas from I.Magnin DECADES ago. It has never pilled and still looks beautiful. I have had many cashmere sweaters since and none are anywhere near the quality my black one is !
 

Jenny

Angel Diva
#16
Cashmere has gotten so thin since I bought my first
^^^ totally agree. Cashmere is not what it used to be. I'm not one for hanging on to things (especially clothes) but still have the thick black cashmere cowl neck my mother bought me for Christmas from I.Magnin DECADES ago. It has never pilled and still looks beautiful. I have had many cashmere sweaters since and none are anywhere near the quality my black one is !
My first one was black, too, and I still have it. I don’t wear it as much as the others, but it is noticeably thicker and never pills, either. I saved up for it, and bought it at Hudson's (which became Marshall Field's) within probably four years of graduating college, so, yeah - decades.

Trying to figure out how to salvage my red one - I’ve worn it so much the elbows are basically bare threads. But I love it, more than any other one I have.
 
#17
My first one was black, too, and I still have it. I don’t wear it as much as the others, but it is noticeably thicker and never pills, either. I saved up for it, and bought it at Hudson's (which became Marshall Field's) within probably four years of graduating college, so, yeah - decades.

Trying to figure out how to salvage my red one - I’ve worn it so much the elbows are basically bare threads. But I love it, more than any other one I have.
leather or suede patches ?
 

Tvan

Angel Diva
#18
I love cashmere, but not for skiing. That, however, does not mean that you shouldn't get it. You definitely should. Maybe you need two.
 

Jilly

Moderator
Staff member
#19
All but one of mine all came from England when my parents were on trips. One is from an expensive local shop that had a 1/2 price sale or something that I went to.
 

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