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Boden cashmere jumpers, worth it and do they go any cheaper??

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Cuttysarky Mon 28-Nov-16 19:13:34

I have been eyeing up the Boden cashmere relaxed v neck jumper for a LONG time, it is 30% off atm and I'm wondering if it's worth a try... also is it likely to go any cheaper before Christmas? Is it itchy at all? Thick and luxurious? Any comments would be much appreciated!wink

ilovecherries Mon 28-Nov-16 19:14:57

It's thick, luxurious and soft. Totally non-itchy. I love mine.

Nettletheelf Mon 28-Nov-16 19:28:36

The cashmere goes bobbly really quickly. You will be forever shaving it.

Laska5772 Mon 28-Nov-16 19:31:28

They are gorgeous.I have 2 the navy and the green, both were 30% off earlier in the season ( have never seen them go lower) Have washed both on delicate 30min machine wash .. and they came out fine no problem.

Dont forget to go through Quidco for a little bit more discount !

321zerobaby Mon 28-Nov-16 19:55:07

I have a few of their cashmere cardigans, they are extremely soft and lovely to wear. I have only shaved the bobbles of once in 2/3 years I've had them (and they still look like new).

Cuttysarky Mon 28-Nov-16 20:36:23

Thanks so much for all the comments! Hmmm mainly positive, and had forgotten all about quidco! So... it's like I'm being paid to buy the jumper... in a way....a small way, but still! Ahh this swithering may continue until 11.58, keep the comments coming! X

Cuttysarky Mon 28-Nov-16 22:14:12

And now I'm looking at the crew neck cardigans.. a lot cheaper, anyone know if it would be the same thickness of cashmere as the v neck? Also very large of chest and wouldn't be doing it up, would this be very unflattering in this style?? Wish there was a Slouchy Cardigan!!

Euphemia Mon 28-Nov-16 22:17:43

Have you looked at Woolovers?

Cuttysarky Mon 28-Nov-16 22:35:36

I have thanks Euphemia, but I really had my heart set on 100% cashmere, and it all looks like blends there unless I've missed a style? My skin is annoyingly sensitive to most wool including merino, but I'm sure it would be ok with supersoft cashmere..

tweeters Mon 28-Nov-16 22:44:13

Woolovers have introduced a small range of 100% cashmere pieces this season.

SeaweedSa1ad Mon 28-Nov-16 23:35:50

Have just received a Boden crew neck cardie (to try on briefly only, it's going to be a xmas present) - quite soft and rather beautiful. I'm looking forward to full possession!

Cuttysarky Tue 29-Nov-16 09:01:59

Tweeters I still can't find any cardigans/jumper that are 100%, will have a look tonight tho! Seaweed that is what I ordered!! Am excitedly waiting for a despatch email!smile
Thank you for all your help everybody!x

MuseumOfCurry Tue 29-Nov-16 09:03:58

Have just received a Boden crew neck cardie (to try on briefly only, it's going to be a xmas present) - quite soft and rather beautiful. I'm looking forward to full possession!

I did the same, I just returned 2x yesterday because I found them outrageously small!!! <did you, Seaweed?>

They are very soft and lovely, though. Can't comment on the bobbling as I didn't wear it. Very dense.

HorseyHorseyTwat Tue 29-Nov-16 09:08:00

The best cashmere jumpers I've had are Uniqlo. Lovely and soft and warm, and stay looking good for years - seriously, I've had mine for getting on for a decade and they've barely bobbled.

SeaweedSa1ad Tue 29-Nov-16 09:35:41

Museum I got my usual Boden size and I thought it was a good fit: not tight but not loose / relaxed. Dodgy batch maybe? confused

BakeOffBiscuits Tue 29-Nov-16 09:40:16

They are very soft however the bobbling is ridiculoussad.
Very disappointed in them.

Mind you I bought a very expensive cashmere in Jigsaw and I spend half my life de bobbling it too!

MuseumOfCurry Tue 29-Nov-16 09:55:35

The only cashmere jumper I've ever had that didn't bobble were TSE, I got them at the Harrod's sale.

queenbee69 Tue 29-Nov-16 21:03:20

I have the Boden cashmere jumper in black and I love it, so soft and warm!

BikeRunSki Tue 29-Nov-16 21:22:20

My Boden cashmere jumper is the best cashmere I've got. 5 years old, and still thick and lovely. Got some others - Jigsaw, Mint Velvet, John Lewis - that went through at the elbows and bobbly within a season.

Cuttysarky Fri 02-Dec-16 00:18:57

My Boden crewneck Cardigan arrived and I am hugely disappointed! It feels really quite itchy on my (sensitive) skin, quite thin and not very soft.. like felted merino wool perhaps..,sad also the shape of the Cardigan doesn't suit me... tried Whistles cashmere on yesterday, exactly the same.. I want thick! Soft as clouds! Slouchy shape! I am Size 18, anybody know if it's worth trying any styles from Uniqlo or will they be too small?(I definitely want slouchy, not slim fitting!)

CountFosco Fri 02-Dec-16 06:51:31

Midlife Chic did a blog about Uniqlo cashmere and she really rated it and machine washed it and it survived (Boden cashmere does wash very well, I actually love it so sorry you had a bad experience).

Euphemia Fri 02-Dec-16 06:58:31

Pure Collection?

Look at their boyfriend cardigans as well.

Tanaqui Fri 02-Dec-16 07:04:23

I have a Boden one and a gap one- the gap one is a much thicker, chunkier style and very nice (might also be worth looking at menswear if you want slouchy); however, both bobble - I think my handbag rubbing causes it sometimes though.

sofato5miles Fri 02-Dec-16 07:16:34

I've had the green v neck boyfriend jumper for 3 years. It is still in great nick and i love it. I am a 16 and bought the 12-14 and it fits perfectly

Floisme Fri 02-Dec-16 08:20:00

Sorry to hear that, op. I have cashmere from Boden that's still looking good after 6 or 7 years but it sounds as if it's lower quality these days.

Uniqlo always gets a good write up but I would say it's the worst cashmere I've ever bought (and I've tried a few duds).

I agree with Euphemia about Pure Collection although again, the quality may have dropped since I tried it.

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