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Good Value for Cashmere Sweater
on February 9, 2012
I was hesitant to pull the trigger on this sweater because of all the negative reviews. I must say that I am quite pleased with this sweater at the price point I got it at. To address some of the concerns raised:
1. The material is thin - Thick cashmere would defeat the point of cashmere. I think people are actually complaining about the "thread-count" quality of the sweater. The material is not quite as "plush" as one might expect for cashmere. I happened to have a similar Williams Cashmere sweater Mock Neck stripe sweater and that one does feel more luxurious and plush than this sweater, but this sweater not see-through and it's definitely softer than cotton or merino.
2. The sizing is inaccurate/runs small - This is probably true. I'm about 5'8" 155 lb, slim build and normally I wear Sm for everything, but I decided to go with Med for this sweater. Med turns out to be a pretty good fit in the torso and the hem reaches about the same vertical position as it does for the model. The sleeve reaches right below the palm, which is perfect. I'd say that Sm would have been a bit too small for me. Unless you like the wetsuit look, your best bet is to go one size larger.
I took off a star because the material could be a little more plush. Also the sweater cut is not tapered. It's a very straight cut and there's quite a bit of slack in the area between the armpit and the hem. It's almost a bit too baggy. You can see this if you look carefully at the model's side (I didn't notice it when I bought the item). The ruffled part that sort of balloons out a bit is not an optical illusion. It's a VERY relaxed fit. If you don't have an athletic build or have some extra girth around the middle, the sweater will be very forgiving and comfortable.
This sweater would be a good deal if it was on sale (Gold Box, Lightning Deal, etc). It's definitely not worth $100 - $200, but $60 - $80 is reasonable.