It’s time to start pulling out those sweaters, because the dress shirts just aren’t cutting it as temps dip down below freezing even during the day in the northern states. Wool sweaters are great, but cashmere wool is where it’s at. It’s also very expensive. Oh, and to top things off, finding good cashmere is getting harder and harder. I’m not an industry expert, but something has happened in the past few years that has caused just about every popular brand name to downgrade the quality of their cashmere. I’ll blame it on Obama, because that seems to be a popular thing to do.
There is a solution. Buy used cashmere sweaters that are more than a few years old. Better yet, find some new old stock (that’s a term that means stuff that was never used and was just sitting on a shelf somewhere with its tags probably still on it) from a reputable brand. Of course, searching for every brand can be tedious, so I’ve gone through the trouble for you and created an eBay supersearch for men’s cashmere sweaters from companies that used to actually know what they were doing it. You can use that search HERE.
You can also copy down the brand names from the eBay search field and take that list with you next time you go to your local Goodwill or Salvation Army. There are some great finds in those places mixed in with all the junk. Just wash it after you buy.