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11-10-2005
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Good Cashmere
Hi, I am someone who really loves cashemere, but lately I find a little too hard to find good quality cashmere, that lasts trough the years and stays well compact (I don't know how to say it in english but I just hate wool that looses little balls of material). I think Malo used to be great quality, but it's not like that anymore. Do you know a brand you could suggest? As I will be in London quite soon, I would be happy if someone could suggest me a shop where that sells a good cashmere. What about Brora Cashmere? Do some of you knit cashmere? I do, and I personally suggest Cardiff Cashmere, a brand I can easily found in Italy, but that could be hard to find anywhere else. Thanks, Elsa

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Loro Piana, if you can afford it.
TSE is another one.

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14-10-2005
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I've a Pringle of Scotland sweater that's aged pretty well thus far. TSE is good, too, as Faust mentioned.

Also, Lucien Pellat-Finet is reputedly quite good, but extremely expensive. I've yet to even see one of their garments in a shop, so I can only speak to their reputation.

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i agree about malo...not what is used to be...

the majority of my cashmere is TSE...
i don't know where it is sold in london though, sorry...


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I hear that Loro Piana makes J Crew's cashmere ...

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Brora cashmere is lovely....Pringle is good too.

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I hear that Loro Piana makes J Crew's cashmere ...
noway... cos some of their cashmere is really bad..
i'm really bad about cashmere though.. as long as it's not already falling apart, doesn't itch, and fits well, i'll probably take it... although loro piana is def a great investment. strangely, i have this juicy couture cashmere sweater that's held up extreeemely well that i wear on long plane trips cos its so comfortable and keeps me warm... random. i like tse for basics though...

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most of my cashmere is from banana republic, and the quality is not what it used to be...most of the new sweaters are definitely more itchy and rough than before. i think j. crew is made by lora piano and their newer stuff is softer. would love to try more expensive stuff by tse and lora proper.

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i love marc jacobs' cashmere, although it is obscenely priced.

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15-10-2005
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I also vote for TSE.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Baron
I've a Pringle of Scotland sweater that's aged pretty well thus far. TSE is good, too, as Faust mentioned.

Also, Lucien Pellat-Finet is reputedly quite good, but extremely expensive. I've yet to even see one of their garments in a shop, so I can only speak to their reputation.
LPF IS very nice, but still does not warrant those prices.

BTW, if people are looking for cashmere basics, the likes of TSE and Loro Piano have outlet stores where stuff is around 30% cheaper...

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Thanks everybody for sharing your opinions. It's really strange because you had good experiences with TSE, but I had just one experience with this brand and it was not good at all. So maybe it's really like gambling everytime you buy a cashmere, you can't be sure about the quality. I had two Piellat Finet, one is outstanding quality, the other is good, but my mother bought them for me years ago only because she thought the price was in francs and not in euros. When she realised the mistake it was too late: I had already worn the sweaters! Me myself I will never buy Piellat Finet because the prices are just crazy. I have never tried Loro Piana or Pringles, thanks for the tip. Susie Bubble, what do you mean when you say that Brora cashmere is lovely? Are you talking about the design or the fabric (the quality of it)?

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I hear that Loro Piana makes J Crew's cashmere ...
ya-same production i believe...
i like j crew and banana cashmere for basics...

some of the tse i have is from back when i think hussein chalayan was designing, so it's definitely a lot cooler than what they seem to be doing now...
but the quality is still the same...
they have also started doing woven cashmere...
ie-pants and skirts and they are softer and warmer than you can imagine....
just beautiful........

barney's co-op and private label can sometimes be good for basics...

and christopher fischer can have good stuff...anything from basic to really trendy...they also make the private label stuff for a lot of major dept stores like saks and barneys...

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Where can you get TSE cashmere?

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i know saks in nyc has a big tse dept...

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