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Cashmere really warmer?

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TooMuchRain Sun 04-Nov-12 12:03:35

That's it really, I want to buy my dad a warm jumper that's not bulky and I've heard people raving about cashmere but I'm not sure if everyone loves it because it feels nice or because it actually is warmer too - any ideas??

maybenow Sun 04-Nov-12 12:05:49

it's REALLY warm. but as it's expensive it can tend to be used very thinly, usually around 1ply. i have a 3 ply cashmere jumper and i generally can't wear it indoors! I wear it to midwinter rugby and if the heating breaks down but that's about all.

MortimersRaven Sun 04-Nov-12 12:10:41

Cashmere is definitely warmer than wool gram for gram. It's vital you follow the care instructions since it's so expensive and a very delicate fibre. Cashmere pills more easily but a good quality jumper is an investment and will last a long time.

TooMuchRain Sun 04-Nov-12 18:19:59

That's really helpful thank you both, so I'll look at the ply when shopping around

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Sun 04-Nov-12 19:54:02

Amazingly so, I have a cahsmere hat and it is like a little heater grin

bigTillyMint Sun 04-Nov-12 19:54:43

Yes, but the moths love it sad

TooMuchRain Sun 04-Nov-12 20:26:03

urgh, I hate the smell of mothballs... might buy him a couple while I'm shopping away though smile

anyone got any recommendations for good places to start shopping for jumpers that aren't ridiculously expensive?

CatherineHMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 04-Nov-12 20:41:47

Hi - we're just going to move this into the main Style & Beauty thread.

iMe Sun 04-Nov-12 20:45:47

Woolovers.co.uk

mewkins Sun 04-Nov-12 20:57:55

I find it a bit too warm on it's own. I suspect the woolovers cashmere merino mix would be a good compromise

Itsgottabebags Sun 04-Nov-12 21:09:16

Tk maxx is worth a try.

Lilymaid Sun 04-Nov-12 21:15:46

Cashmere is too warm for me, but merino is just right. I've just bought a merino pullover from Uniqlo - presume that they do men's ones too. The woolovers merino/cashmere. mix pills very badly - not recommended. (Their lambswool, British wool and cotton/silk stuff is OK though).

TooMuchRain Sun 04-Nov-12 22:11:08

thanks for the tips, I'm looking for something really warm because our house is pretty cold (no double-glazing, high ceilings, wooden floorboards...) and dad always finds it too cold even if we have the fire/heating on so I thought I'd try and get him something to wear here so he feels comfortable

Paribus Sun 04-Nov-12 22:50:34

Marks and Spencer, Gap- they have quite good range

CaptainWentworth Mon 05-Nov-12 07:48:22

John Lewis have a good selection of men's cashmere too- DH has a couple of their v neck jumpers. Their ladies cardies I think are slightly thicker/ better quality than M&S for about £5 more; haven't got any men's cashmere from M&S to compare though.

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