Black/Brown 1826 Cashmere V-Neck – $101.99* ($129.99) | Merino V-Neck – $42.49* ($49.99)
*Use the code SAVE to get these prices and 15% off most stuff at L&T. No experience with their sweater fit though…
The Case Against Cashmere: Yes it’s more difficult to produce. Yes you have to comb a goat to get it. Yes it’s extremely soft. All that extra work? No doubt it should be more expensive. But honestly, why pay for it? The performance to cost ratio is way out of whack. It might feel a little better, but merino or a silk/cotton/cashmere blend feels pretty good too. Maybe if it’s right on your skin, but are there people out there who put a merino v-neck over a button up shirt and feel like they’re in a burlap sack? With all apologies to the denim heads out there, cashmere is the selvage of the wool world. Well appreciated by few (and more power to em’) but a waste of money for most.
The Case For Cashmere: Well, your significant other seems to like it when they get a scarf or pair of gloves that’s made of cashmere. Right? And why buy her a diamond if a cubic zirconia looks the same? And… uh… honestly, that’s all I got fellas.
Now remember, no one is making you drop a ton of cash on a cashmere sweater, and people get to spend their money how they so choose. Leave your take on whether or not cashmere is worth the premium below.