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Still searching for perfect cashmere v neck. Uniqlo no good.

(31 Posts)
moondog Fri 02-Oct-09 18:58:34

Too long and v neck too small.
Tesco has best shape (shorter with nipped in waist) but dull colours. Where next eh?

LetThemEatCake Fri 02-Oct-09 19:26:54

Sorry, this is an aside... Has your IO cosy arrived yet? Do you love it?

AngelinaJolly Fri 02-Oct-09 19:27:55

Have you looked at Boden? I have a cashmere V neck from last year and it has become my favourite jumper by a mile. The cut/ proportions are good (longer V) and it has been machine washed many times and is still looking new. I'd say it might be worth "investing" wink.

purplepeony Fri 02-Oct-09 19:41:11

Have you looked at

PestoPumpkinMonster Fri 02-Oct-09 19:49:40

M & S have a lovely selection of V necked cashmere jumpers in their flagship stores - £49 and lovely colours.

BobtheWoodmouse Fri 02-Oct-09 19:51:48

Primark? I had a top last year - cashmere - it was too short for me - might be the perfect length for you.

+J in Uniqlo have some deep V-neck cashmere tops but they might be long again - pricier too.

moondog Fri 02-Oct-09 20:34:43

Boden one has weird neck, M&S looks dull, Jil Sander jobby doesn't seem any better than the rest.
They are all straight down in manner of school jumper, unlike Tesco one which went in and out.

LTEC, I suspect it will arrive tomorrow......

moondog Fri 02-Oct-09 20:36:19

And I don't seem to be able to buy from Primark site. is it shop in shop only?

hoxtonchick Fri 02-Oct-09 22:28:18

gap cashmere usually quite good

janeite Fri 02-Oct-09 23:13:11

Moondog - surely YOU aren't considering Primark? My very faith in MN will be shattered if so.

TK Maxx had a fair bit of cashmere in last time I braved the experience.

moondog Fri 02-Oct-09 23:19:45

I've never actually been in a Primark. Or a TKMax. Don't have 'em in my neck of woods.

Gap nice but no UK delivery.
What's that all about?

janeite Fri 02-Oct-09 23:21:15

But I thought you were anti-Primark for their shite eco-credentials?

Gap sell some of their line on ASOS - have never used though so can't rec as such.

moondog Fri 02-Oct-09 23:27:11

Well, aren't we all?
Now my dh works in Bangladesh though, I know that all these companies are at it.

moondog Fri 02-Oct-09 23:27:26

Thanks, will try ASOS.

janeite Fri 02-Oct-09 23:28:38

Really? I thought some of them had been exonerated. Please name and shame.

moondog Fri 02-Oct-09 23:29:35

I don't like the harsh layout of that site. Makes everything look cheap and nasty, like this shocker

moondog Fri 02-Oct-09 23:30:43

It's not as clearcut as all that though. A lot of people really really want jobs in these factories. It's quite grim driving down highways lined with row upon row upon row of them and then watching thousnads of women stream out of them at 5:00 pm.

janeite Fri 02-Oct-09 23:36:19

God that jumper thing is vile.

The whole eco-thing is so hard. My view is that, having done it here as well as abroad though, Primark's track record is now so bad that it just can't be forgiven, whatever the situation re: there being the demand for the jobs in Bangladesh etc. No shop that charges the price of fish and chips for a dress can be doing anything morally justifiable imho.

Jajas Fri 02-Oct-09 23:40:31

Shame you don't live near a TKMaxx Moondog. I've been an utter snob about the whole thing until a couple of months ago when I was killing an hour or so and ambled in. I'm now the proud owner of some gorgeous cashmere jumpers, designer jeans, beautiful tops all for a fraction of the price new. It is definitely worth all the squirreling around esp if you can go on a rainy Tues morning or some such.

seeyounexttues Fri 02-Oct-09 23:41:31

Do companies like gap give their workers more than primark? I'm never sure whether the extra that's paid doesn't go straight into the corporate pockets.

moondog Fri 02-Oct-09 23:56:40

You're right Janeite. No excuse
I'm into buying less and nicer.

Not too sure Seeyou.
My dh was out at dinner tonight with a woman who works in the garment industry. I need to talk to her.

janeite Sat 03-Oct-09 15:40:37

Would love to hear what she says.

Hope you manage to find a jumper. I stroked the M&S ones in town today (failed to buy anything at all though) and they felt lovely - the pale grey one is v nice but the rest of the colours are a bit manky.

Maggie34Behave Sat 03-Oct-09 18:14:44

I agree with you seeyounext, I think karen millen, gap, primark, they all pay the machinists the same.

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 03-Oct-09 18:16:06

Just bought a lovely pink one from M&S Autograph. Can't remember how much though - will look ...

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 03-Oct-09 18:18:32


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