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Help! I can't wear wool, what do I wear instead......

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FabMum1 Sat 02-Nov-13 22:35:20

I'm looking for a lovely new smart coat and some nice knitwear, all the ones I like are wool

Unfortunately, I can wear pure wool or angora

Can anyone suggest what I can wear and where to buy it from

BikeRunSki Sat 02-Nov-13 22:40:29

I guess you mean " I can't wear pure wool or angora " from your thread title ?

I gave throw opposer problem. Acrylic and other synthetic fibres agravate my psoriasis. So - can you wear acrylic, viscose, cotton ? <strokes only cashmere jumper >?

PrimalLass Sat 02-Nov-13 22:44:35

What about merino?

MacaYoniandCheese Sat 02-Nov-13 22:44:48

Cashmere? Yes, pricey but it lasts and lasts. Could you justify as a "necessity"? I would.

BikeRunSki Sat 02-Nov-13 22:45:31

M&S do a range called " cashmino" or something like that which is "nice" synthetics. Non-wool knitwear is all over the place!

FabMum1 Sat 02-Nov-13 22:48:13

Sorry, lol, I meant I can't wear wool

Will look on m&s, cashmere always seems so expensive. Not sure I can justify that

BikeRunSki Sun 03-Nov-13 06:08:57

Woolovers do a cotton range. If you can't wear wool. Will cashmere really be ok?

GERTgert06 Sun 03-Nov-13 09:59:09

I've had the same problem all my life, and only recently discovered that I can wear cashmere. A bit expensive, but worth it.

chartreuse Sun 03-Nov-13 10:15:58

I can't wear wool either, irritates my skin. I have quite a collection of cashmere all amassed on a budget.

Second hand cashmere is very reasonable. Look on ebay. Uniqlo do inexpensive cashmere but I haven't seen it in RL. H&M have some at the moment. Some of my fuzziest cashmere is from John Lewis and Gap. Cos is good quality too. J Crew cashmere is nice bit very fine knit IME.

Look out for sales and discount codes - there will be loads for all of the above brands between now and Christmas.

In terms of coats, padded coats are far warmer than wool.

trixymalixy Sun 03-Nov-13 10:24:42

I can't wear wool either. I got some great cotton jumpers in Zara. Or I just wear man made.

I'm usually ok with coats if they are lined, but can't wear cashmere

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