i have a reasonable amount to spend on jumpers and cardigans this year but i know that next year i will be needing to be very thrifty. i want to buy things that will stay good the longest . I first thought that judging by the price tag , cashmere was the way to go but now im confused , does merino stay newer longer ? what should i look for ?
I think it depends on the quality of either - cheap cashmere will generally go bobbly, while I have expensive cashmere (Eric Bompard, Chinti & Parker) that still looks basically new after lots of wear, and in the more mid-range end of things, Boden cashmere is pretty damn good and machine-washable on a wool cycle. Merino is a bit less variable, I think. Usually wash it with Woolite and it comes out fine.