A Gentleman’s Guide to Buying Cashmere

AmericanDapper

Cashmere is hands down, one of the softest, most elegant fabrics that exists. I have several cashmere pieces in my wardrobe, and hold them in the highest regard, treasuring them as I do my 30-year-old scotch, my favorite Persol sunglasses, and my Hermes statement belt.

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That is to say, I truly believe that cashmere is a worthy investment, however the fabric can be pricey, so there are certain things that you must keep in mind when choosing a cashmere piece for your collection.

Check the labels. The Federal Trade Commission states that all cashmere products must be accurately labeled, and thus only pure cashmere can be labeled “100 percent Cashmere”. Cashmere blends must include a percentage of fibers, thus if you don’t see a tag indicating the cashmere content, walk away.
Choose a tight knit. The looser the cashmere is woven or knitted, the more wary you should be…

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Viv's Corner

Hi all,

I’ve been so inundated with school work and haven’t had a lot of time to work on projects and haven’t had anything fantastic I’ve wanted to talk about lately, so sorry about that. The semester is finishing up soon so I’ll have more free time. I actually have a [mostly] finished sweater that I just need to sew buttons on to and fix the shoulder seams and then it is complete! I find that the hardest part of a project is the finishing details. So much fiddling around! I prefer just knitting row after row like a lawn mower, RRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrr… especially if it’s a cool lace or cable pattern.

Also, it is my birthday coming up soon as well and my lovely parents gave me my gifts early….

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Check out dem BALLS! Man I am so majorly excited to start working with all these nice colours! I can’t…

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