Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 69 reviews
66 of 69 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Exactly what I wanted -
The sweater looked exactly as I thought it would. Very classy and well-made. I wore it out when it arrived and received several compliments. I would highly recommend!
Soft Comfort -
If you would like warmth and softness, this is the sweater for you. The color matches nearly everything. It is so comfortable you will be tempted to wear it to sleep!
Without Flaw -
Unlike some Cashmere items, this sweater does not feel "flimsy" or thin. While it feels soft and substantial, it remains lightweight enough to layer. Looks nice enough to wear when somewhat dressy is called for, but can also appear very casual depending upon pants and shirt. Great quality, multi-functional.
Just Beautiful -
By: Sheila1 from Dallas, TX
Sweater is gorgeous and very soft and comfortable to wear. My husband just loves it!!! May get it in other color.
An Okay Brown Sweater -
By: Jumper from Baltimore
I need "long" sizes. This would be better with a "crew" neck, rather than a "vee" neck. My wife, who almost never comments on my clothing choices, said this sweater "has no redeeming social value."
Very Satisfied with Purchase -
I purchased this sweater after seeing it advertised on line and in the Orvis catalog. I purchased a size medium but could probably have gotten by with a small. The sweater is a good weight and appears to be well made. I chose the camel color which has a muted green background.
Top Notch -
I could not be happier. My wife gave it to me as a gift, after I threw hints around. It is a fairly heavy cashmere knit material with a soft and luxorious feel. I have had the brown version of this for a couple of years, and it wears very well.
Finest quality -
By: Joyski from Oakland, CA
A handsome sweater, not too heavy, but with a substantial hand. My husband loved it and looks wonderful in it.
Dad's Favorite Sweater -
Dad, age 93, has been a sweater connoisseur for as long as I can remember. He was crushed when this sweater, his very favorite, was mistakenly thrown into the wash. Nonetheless, he continued to wear the sadly shrunken version for many months. He was overjoyed to have it replaced with a new one and says it is just PERFECT! Thanks Orvis for a quality product : )
|Cashmere: the fabric of kings|
The ancient fabric of choice for a royal family
Once again, we have Asia to thank for a prized textile. Cashmere is named for the Kashmir goats that inhabit the Himalayas and the mountainous regions of Central Asia that surround the Gobi desert. The harsh, extreme climate of the high desert plateaus are just right for producing the downy undercoat needed to make cashmere yarn. Cashmere was known to the Western world in ancient Roman times and it was the fabric of choice for Tibet’s royal family for centuries. Today, about 60% of the world’s cashmere, or approximately 3,000 tons, comes from Tibet and China.
A gift from the Gobi
The coat of a Kashmir goat consists of a coarse outer coat, sometimes referred to as guard hair, and the fine downy undercoat, which is used to make cashmere yarn. The goats grow this ultra-soft, insulating inner layer for protection from the wild drops in temperature at night in the mountains and plateaus. This superior fibre is collected annually, during the spring moulting season, when the animals naturally shed their winter wool. It is traditionally removed with a comb and separated by hand. Each goat produces a mere four to six ounces of downy fibre a year.
The timeless appeal of cashmere
As a knit, cashmere is lightweight and exceptionally warm. The yarn has a soft, silky finish and can be easily dyed. Like silk, cashmere’s exotic origins and sublime softness are timelessly appealing. Orvis is proud to bring you these handsome cashmere jumpers. They are a great value, combining the ultimate in luxury with winter warmth and practicality – a wonderful gift for your friends, family, or yourself.